Born: June 30, 1979
Contemporary Jazz, Brazilian, and Latin-rooted music have determined the language of Gabriel Reyes' fine guitar. He studied with some of Chile's most important guitarists from the 90's; Paulo Paranhos, Pedro and Mauricio Rodriguez, and, for a longer period, with Jorge Diaz. Reyes cites Wes Montgomery, John Scofield, Joe Pass and Kurt Rosenwinkel as clear influences on his style. He belongs to a generation of soloist that sprung up in the first half of this decade; Cristóbal Menares, Nicolás Vera, Sebastian Prado and Gabriel Feller, with whom he led a powerful post bop quartet, with two electric guitars...
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