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Gabriel Vicens

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 16, 1988    

Born in 1988, Gabriel Vicéns has quickly become a respected figure in the Puerto Rican jazz scene. Having attended the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, where he majored in Jazz Performance for Jazz Guitar, he had the opportunity to play, learn, and develop friendships with Miguel Zenón, Eddie Gómez, Kenny Werner, David Sanchez, John Faddis, Bill Boris, Ricardo Pons, Charlie Sepúlveda, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Danilo Pérez, Luis Marín, Fernando Mattina, and Paoli Mejías.

In 2010 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Conservatory as the first jazz guitarist and has just completed his first full length, critically acclaimed album, “Point In Time”, featuring jazz legend Eddie Gómez and tenor saxophonist David Sánchez...
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    Point in Time

    Self Produced
    2012
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Point In Time

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”Guitarist-composer Gabriel Vicéns, a leading light of Puerto Rico’s jazz scene, flaunts a modernist sensibility on his impressive debut as a leader”

- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine

“Gabriel Vicéns' Point In Time displays exceptional maturity in composition and performace. As the Puerto Rican guitarist thoughtfully develops each improvised solo, it's easy to forget this is his debut release”

- James Rozzi, Jazziz Magazine

“Point In Time is a full-bodied debut record filled with bright moments, enchanting sounds and thrilling journeys. The Zeitgeist of modern jazz is exhibited through Vicens' work”

- Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“Puerto Rican guitarist Gabriel Vicéns shows signs of being one of the new aces of mainstream guitar”

“Vicéns’ resourceful, impressive view is such that the Collective We will want to experience anew”

- Mark Keresman, Jazz Inside Magazine

“Point in Time is as strong a debut record as any jazz guitarist could hope for...

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