Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Carlos Lopez-Real sax Carlos’ involvement with the F-IRE collective includes recording and touring with Justin Quinn (featured on his award-winning album ‘Before I Forget’), Tom Arthurs’ Centripede, Jonathan Bratoeff’s Quintet, Barak Schmool’s Meta Meta and the F-IRE large ensemble.
He has collaborated with Zoe Rahman, Gary Husband and the Nicolas Meier Group. Carlos studied Indian music and held the sax chair in John Mayer’s classic band Indo-Jazz Fusions. He also features with salsa king Roberto Pla and the Tito Puente orchestra.
Carlos is the founder of ‘e17 jazz’, a new East London-based collective spawned out of both F-IRE and LOOP associations, whose members include Brigitte Beraha, John Turville, Adam Bishop, Will Collier and Dave Manington. Mandorla’s official album launch gig will be held at e17 jazz’s regular venue, The Rose and Crown in Walthamstow.
‘Lopez-Real has a nice line in Lee Konitz smokiness but also its opposite, a raw and explosive multiphonics.’ John Fordham
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.