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Julio Santillan

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: January 1, 1974    

Julio Santillán is a composer and guitarist from Tucumán, Argentina. His compositions combine elements from his home land folk music, jazz improvisation and classical music.
He has studied classical guitar at Instituto Superior de Música (Argentina) under the direction of maestro Pablo González Jasey. He graduated summa cum laude with a dual major in Classical Composition and Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA). He was a faculty member at Manhattan College from 2004 until 2009 (New York) and Escola de Musica Diesi from 2009 until 2012 (Barcelona)...
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Awards

Kunstgegen Foundation 2007 Music for Modern Dance Performance Competition
2004 Van Lier Fellowship
Louis Armstrong Jazz
Arif Mardin
Contemporary Writing and Production Achievement
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Featured recording “MEIA LARANJA”

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MEIA LARANJA

Blue Music Group (2012)

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”Santillan and company have found a way to weave together startling tapestries of color that splash both surprise and warm feelings everywhere as they move a cultural fusion into the future.” -BOSTON HERALD
”Passion in music is always good; passion shaped by elegant concepts is even better. Argentinean native Julio Santillan leading this trio's compelling blend of classic guitar, argentinean folk and jazz, is even better.” -THE VILLAGE VOICE (New York)
“...Each (piece) has a color of its own and the grain becomes all the more vibrant through the array of instruments that come into play, fleshing out the compositions and making them throb with vitality” -ALL ABOUT JAZZ
”A Striking combination of jazz sensibility applied to argentinean folk rhythms.” -BOSTON HERALD
”...a passionate and encouraging blend of northern folk music, the vertigo of jazz and the solid compositional techniques of a classicl ensemble.” -LA VOZ DEL INTERIOR (Argentina)
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Primary InstrumentGuitar

LocationBuenos Aires

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundJulio Santillan
Buenos Aires (Argentina) Email: santillanjulio@yahoo.com
Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Theory, Ear Training, Composition, Arrangements
Musical Styles: Rock/Pop, Alternative, Jazz, World, Acoustic/Folk, Classical, Experimental, Latin American Folklore
Skill Levels: All levels
Website URL: http://www.juliosantillan.com
Teaching Experience: 15 Years
Teaching Location: Studio in Palermo (Buenos Aires) Lesson Rates: $50/h lesson...

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