From an early age, Catarina Pauli Caldas has spent her free time volunteering at jazz festivals and exploring her own musical expression, gradually expanding her tool-kit studying in musicology and event management. Starting off her career in the artist management field, these past few years she has built and developed the international booking department at Handshake Booking. Expanding the agency’s horizons and consolidating its international presence, Caldas works with festivals and venues worldwide, seeking synergies to develop partnerships with like-minded professionals.
Handshake Booking was founded over 10 years ago. With a network spanning all relevant concert halls, venues, and festivals in GSA and presenting artists such as Mayra Andrade, Theo Croker, Marina Satti or israeli acts like Tatran, Shalosh or Itamar Borochov, the agency quickly established its name within the world of jazz and global music, later progressing into presenting artists from the pop/rock and the classical worlds.