Alfredo Lopes has been performing and writing jazz repertoire since his studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1993. He has studied with jazz saxophonist/composer, Joe Henderson; Vincent Herring, Wes Anderson, and piano player/educator, Dr Barry Harris. In 2012 he completed an Honours exegesis at Southern Cross University: The harmonic explorations of Joe Henderson: A study by a professional jazz musician on his contribution to the modern jazz tenor saxophone sound. Recently he presented a paper at the Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network conference: Jazzing: Intuition and Intellect. He is at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, studying with jazz composers/educators, Dr Stephen Newcomb and Dr Louise Denson; developing a Doctorate of Musical Arts exegesis: Perspectives on creative design as a composer/player/leader in a small jazz ensemble. He has worked with and co-led music ensembles with some of Australia’s best jazz musicians including: George Golla, Judy Bailey, Craig Scott, Alan Turnball, Mark Isaacs, Paul Mac Namara, Bernie McGann, John Morrison, Jeff Usher, Matt McMahon, Sean Wayland, Jan Rutherford, Cathy Harley and Sharny Russell.