Luis Jardim
Background information
Birth name Luis Alberto Figueira Goncalves Jardim
Origin Portugal
Occupation Musician
Associated acts Trevor Horn

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. His work has included performing on Duran Duran's Liberty album.


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.

Luis worked with many other artists, including Madness (on Keep Moving), Asia (on Arena and Aura) and Claire Martin (Take My Heart), and also playing live at the 2004 Produced by Trevor Horn show and with The Producers in 2006/7.

Other work includes performing with Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, They Might Be Giants, Clinks Turner, Mike Batt, David Bowie, Cher, Grace Jones, Björk, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, Gareth Gates, Tom Jones, Alejandro Sanz, Nina Hagen, João Pedro Pais, Eros Ramazzoti, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion, Sir Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Katie Melua, Modern Romance, and many others.

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.