Mário Laginha is a piano player and composer, and one of the most creative contemporary Portuguese jazz musicians. Mostly recognized for his recurrent collaborations with fellow Portuguese jazz singer Maria João, with whom he recorded over a dozen discs and toured Portugal and Europe several times.
Portuguese writer Júlio Dinis is the best known literary pseudonym of Joaquim Gomes Coelho. He graduated in medicine, but devoted himself mainly to literature. Among his several books stand out, The Morgadinha dos Canaviais, The Pupilas do Senhor Reitor, The Fidalgos da Casa Mourisca and An English Family. With thirty-two years only, dies of tuberculosis, the writer who was the most "gentle and tender Portuguese novelist, chronicler of pure affections, passions, simple, and clean prose."