Primary Instrument: Guitar
Ale started playing piano at the age of 6, and when he was 13 switched to guitar. He studied in argentina with Maria Concepcion Patron, Pino Marrone, Marcelo Mayor and Walter Malosetti. After being awarded with two scholarships at Berklee College of Music (at the age of 22), a few years later he came back to his native Buenos Aires (Argentina). In the states he Studied with: Charlie Banacos, Pat Martino, Hal Crook, Mike Goodrick, Ed Tomassi, George Russell, George Garzone, Jeff Friedman, Greg Hopkins, etc) In 2001, He returned to the states and he was awarded by New England Conservatory with the NEC Merit Award and the Best Scholarship.
Ale is held in high regard as a composer, guitar player and arranger. He has toured Europe, North and South America, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, New York, Boston, Madison, Chicago, etc.
In 2002 He recorded his debut album ¨First¨with great drummer Bob Moses and John Lockwood on bass.
He played and recorded in EEUU with: Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Hilliard Greene, Black Music Ensemble (directed by the master Richard Davis: Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy,Joe Henderson, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, etc), Ben Sidran, Leo Sidran (Oscar's winner), Tim Whalen (Oscar's winner), Antonio Sanchez.
In April 2006, he formed his own quintet with some of the best player in his native Argentina, Pablo Ledesma sax, Fernando Pugliese piano, Mariano Sivori bass and Oscar Giunta drums. This Quintet plays original music, written and arranged by him. The Quintet have been playing regularly on the local Jazz circuit and in Jazz Festivals (5to Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Miramar Jazz Fest, IX La Plata Jazz Fest, VII El Bolson Jazz Fest, XI Rosario Jazz Festival, I Jazz Bar Fest Mendoza, etc), anticipating the music of their new CD, Just Songs for AndesRecords. His music received great critical acclaim and will be on the street in a few months.
In December of 2006, Ale recorded, for AndesRecords in trio with the virtuoso bass player Hill Greene (EEUU, bass player of Kenny Barron, Cecil Taylor, Don Pullen, etc), with the talented Argentinean drummer Oscar Giunta, and the master Pepe Angelillo on piano, as a guest. In his latest CD, 3.30 , you will find original music written by Ale Demogli and Hill Greene, these compositions explore the fusion between the New York avant garde, the old jazz tradition mixed with some south American rhythms. As well, some old Jazz standards tunes with a contemporary approach.
Eric Benson, (Down Beat - EEUU) Demogli, Greene, and Giunta play with an intensity that's at once incendiary and elegant. This album is a rich conversation between three virtuoso voices who speak with passion, respect, and wisdom.
A clinician and former instructor at EMU, Conservatory around South America, Demogli has also been writing instructional articles on jazz guitar and improvisation for Music Expert, Music Shop, el Guitarrista and El Musiquero magazines for over the last 6 years. He also wrote 2 books about Jazz improvisation: Jazz, Rock & Blues (Pentatonic Scales) (Ellisound) and Jazz Modes (about Modal Scales in Improvisation) (ElGuitarrista).
In the last years Ale's main focus has been jazz, but his eclectic taste and wide interests which include East Indian Music, Mantras, Tango and Western Classical music, have led him to experiment different musical situations. Also his approach to East Indian music and Indian philosophies let him to obtain the certificate for the International Alliance of Yoga (Brazil, Pedro Kupfer) as Yoga instructor, he also study Sanskrit.
In his native argentina, he plays and recorded with some of the best argentine musician: Manolo Juarez, Bernardo Baraj , Quique Sinesi, Hugo Pierre, Fats Fernandez, Oscar Alem, Norberto Minichilo, Alejandro Santos, Oscar Giunta, Oscar Giunta Jr, Oscar Felman, Pablo Ledesma, Ricardo Cavalli, Ruben Ferrero, Matias Gonzales, César Franov, Juampy Juarez, Walter Malosetti, Daniel Kovacich, Eduardo Muñoz, Andres Dulcet, Fernando Marrone, Ezequiel Cutaia, Fabian Martin, Pepe Angelillo, Pocho Lapouble, Marian Fossati , Tito Oliva, etc.
Awards:Two Awards from Berklee College of Music Best Scholarship and Grant Aumentation as well as two Awards from New England Conservatory NEC Merit Award and Best Scholarship
/(Down Beat - February 2008) virtuoso guitarrist Ale Demogli
/4 Stars! Cuardenos de Jazz (Spain), Nov-Dic 2007,# 103
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Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
A clinician and former instructor at EMU, and Conservatory around South America, Demogli has also been writing instructional articles on jazz guitar and improvisation for Music Expert, Music Shop, el Guitarrista and El Musiquero magazines for over the last 6 years.