The growing discography activity of the Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos and the diversity of its projects led, in 2011,to the establishing of a partnership with Tone of a Pitch Records. The two organizations decided to join forces for the recording, producing and promoting of new works, keeping the guitarist André Fernandes as artistic director of the record company that he founded in 2001. TOAP Records began to distinguish itself in recording the most original musicians that were rising in Portuguese jazz scene. Meanwhile it broadened its work basis and today it collaborates with musicians of various nationalities, always giving priority to artistic quality regardless of its commercial potential.
In partnership with the Guimarães Jazz Festival, it also develops the project ‘TOAP Colective’, a band formed each year by internationally renowned musicians, who get together in a concert where they present compositions commissioned for the occasion.