Anamateur's artistic birthplace is Lisbon - and more specifically Manuel Pais' "Catacumbas Jazz Bar" in the Bairro Alto. Anamateur found there his first accomplice, vocalist Petronila Pais, also an amateur back then, and together they had, between October of 2002 and June of 2003, a series of concerts dedicated to the songs of the American Songbook, plus Anamateur's first completed original: "I love my Pirulita"... The duo often invited two 'real' (as they used to say...) jazz musicians: Eduardo Lala (tb) and Filipe Melo (p).