Nelson Cascais / Mark Lotz



A meeting of two outstanding improvisers and composers. Nelson is an exciting performer from Portugal both as soloist and a composer. Mark Lotz is a legendary multi flautist who works with Nelson in the ensemble ‘Møde‘. Expect a concert on the cutting edge of jazz of now with a splash of world and minimal.


The bass meeting the family of the flutes deliver an intriguing sound that combines a great depth of tone as well as exploration of the outer registers. Both incorporate a deep understanding of lyricism with an advanced sense of post-bop creativity. Their innate sense of swing creates a wonderful momentum that harks back to the earliest days of jazz even when exploring free musical fields. Paired with a passionate love for music their joy of playing embarks for an electrifying trip into a world of infectious jazz and world music.


Nelson Cascais (Portugal) double bass
Mark Alban Lotz – flutes

Nelson Cascais



Nelson Cascais
Nelson is regarded as ‘the’ face of the new Portugese jazz. A performer and composer with an exciting sound.
Collaborations in studio and live with a.o. John Ellis, Maria Schneider, Aaron Goldberg, Perico Sambeat, Ricardo Toscano, Maria João, Rick Margitza, Libert Fortuny, André Fernandes, Jorge Reis, Ivan Padduart, Antonio Faraó, Kari Ikonen, Jorge Pardo, Jarmo Savolainen, Stefanno D’ Anna. Designated Jazz Musician of the Year 2001 by Jazz Portugal.



Mark Alban Lotz
Veracious improviser and composer who combines esthetics of contemporary classical music with the virility of jazz. Even when stripped to the essence Lotz conveys a joyful catchiness. Mark delivers a unique sound, giving his instrument pioneering dimension and depth. At times, his flutes grazes a noise timbre; at other, it plumbs the depths of a bass.’  A player of such technical command that his explosions of creativity are particularly startling. Vibrant personality on the international scene with performances all over the globe.


“Mark Alban Lotz is bringing sexy back into jazz.”
All About Jazz (USA)


“Mark Alban Lotz – a German-Dutch genius and flute master.”
WRUV, T.Basanta (USA)


„Pure Genius.”
Flute Focus (UK)


“Sound architect of a different kind!”
Jazz (Portugal)


“One of the most outstanding virtuosos on the flute.”
Concerto Magazine (Austria)