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Jardim's career includes music composition, production, arrangements and studio work.
Beginning with ABC's debut The Lexicon Of Love in 1981/82, Jardim has worked extensively on projects with Trevor Horn, including with Seal and on Grace Jones' Slave to the Rhythm. He produced 'Everything Could Be So Perfect', the debut album by Anne Pigalle for Horn's ZTT label. He played live at the 2004 Produced by Trevor Horn show and with The Producers in 2006/7.
He has worked with Madness (on Keep Moving and Mad Not Mad), Asia (on Arena and Aura), Claire Martin (Take My Heart), Yes, Sir Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, They Might Be Giants, Clinks Turner, Mike Batt, David Bowie, Cher, Grace Jones, Björk, Mezzoforte, Bee Gees, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, Elvis Costello, Gareth Gates, Tom Jones, Alejandro Sanz, Nina Hagen, João Pedro Pais, Eros Ramazzoti, Diana Ross, Johnny Hallyday, Mariah Carey, Céline Dion, Sir Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Katie Melua, Modern Romance, Jeff Beck, Fish, Tina Turner, Roddy Frame, Billy Idol, Coldplay, David Gilmour, and many others.
Work on Portuguese TV
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. He was then a judge on Uma Canção Para Ti (A song for you), a talent show for young people (between 8 and 15 years old) for two seasons. Currently he is a judge in "A Tua Cara Não Me é Estranha" (Your face seems familiar), a show where 8 Portuguese celebrities in the field of acting and music mime (vocal and physically, including resorting to blackface frequently) every week a randomly selected musician.
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