José Manuel Neto

José Manuel Neto
José Manuel Neto ©Rita Carmo
José Manuel Neto ©Rita Carmo
  • country:Portugal
  • region:Lisboa
  • style(s):Fado, Instrumental
  • label:Museu do Fado
  • type:Solo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, percussion, guitar
  • artist posted by:DoubleRep

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  • José Manuel Neto (Portuguese Guitar)


“José Manuel Neto is unanimously considered one of the greatest guitarists in the history of Fado. Endowed with an evolved technique, with a unique sensitivity and creativity, he is in line with the outstanding people who have written the history of the Portuguese guitar.”
His career is intricately linked, in shows and recordings, to big names like Carlos do Carmo, Ana Moura, Camané, Mariza, Ricardo Ribeiro, among others, having already performed on the biggest national stages and in some of the most emblematic venues in the world. In his own name, José Manuel Neto continues to write some of the most beautiful pages in his history.
In 2004, Casa da Imprensa gave him the “Prémio Francisco Carvalhinho”, awarded to the best instrumentalist, during the show at Grande Noite do Fado that year.
The Amália Rodrigues Foundation distinguished him in 2008 with the “Best Instrumentalist Award”, recognizing him as one of the great exponents of the interpretation of the Portuguese guitar.
This multi-award-winning artist, that was the first to be published by Museu do Fado Discos label, releasing the album "Tons de Lisboa", takes the stage to prove all the virtuosity and creativity reflected in his disc, and also unveiling compositions of his new work.