born on 4/7/1950 in Madeira, Portugal
Luis Alberto Figueira Goncalves Jardim (sometimes credited as Louis Jardim) is a Portuguese percussionist, born in the Madeira Island, best known for his work with producer Trevor Horn. Jardim is a cousin of Alberto João Jardim (the president of the regional government of Madeira)
Jardim has worked with some of the biggest artists and world-wide producers. His great experience in studio work makes him a "heavy weight" in music production.
Jardim's career includes music composition, production, arrangements and studio work.
Beginning with ABC's oft-noted debut The Lexicon Of Love in 1981/82, Jardim has worked extensively on projects with Horn, including with Seal and on Grace Jones' Slave to the Rhythm. He produced 'Everything Could Be So Perfect', the debut album by Anne Pigalle for Horn's ZTT label.
He played live at the 2004 Produced by Trevor Horn show and with The Producers in 2006/7.
He has worked with Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, They Might Be Giants, Clinks Turner, Mike Batt, David Bowie, Cher, Grace Jones, Björk, Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello, Gareth Gates, Tom Jones, Alejandro Sanz, Nina Hagen, João Pedro Pais, Eros Ramazzoti, Diana Ross, Johnny Hallyday, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion, Sir Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Katie Melua, Modern Romance, Jeff Beck, Fish and many others.
Work on Portuguese TV
Jardim became best known in Portugal after his appearance on the Portuguese version of Pop Idol and on other music talent shows on Portuguese television channels. Luis is currently a judge on Uma Canção Para Ti, a talent show for young people (between 8 and 15 years old), and has been criticised for stating his preference for one of the candidates by saying he is going to win everything.
Jardim produced Portuguese socialite and reality show celebrity José Castelo Branco's debut album, who he considered to be a great singer.
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