Martin Loyato

Born: February 16, 1971    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Martin Loyato

Born: February 16, 1971

Dr. Martin Loyato composer, trumpeter, improviser, poet, conductor, and visual artist was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed his early studies at the Conservatory Superior of Music in Buenos Aires, received his B.F.A. in Composition and Trumpet Performance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), and a Ph.D. in Composition from Stony Brook University. He studied trumpet with Arturo Sandoval, Edward Carroll, Eric Aubier, Howie Shear, Bill Bing, Gabriel Archilla and Osvaldo Lacunza, and has worked with composers including Lucky Mosko, Anne Lebaron, Ivo Medek, Bunita Marcus, Peter Winkler, Daria Semegen, and Sheila Silver...
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2010 Award of Honor - 2010 Bob Meyers Excellence in Jazz Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and dedication. Stony Brook State University of New York 2010 Artist in Residence at Escape to Create, Seaside, Florida 2007 Selected to be a featured composer in Notations 21, an anthology of innovative musical notation released by Theresa Sauer 2004 String Quartet selected by the Penderecki Quartet in a workshop on new techniques for strings at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Martin Loyato has rapidly been gaining critical recognition as one of the leaders of the new movement creative-contemporary free world music, as he likes to call it. Scholars and reviewers had said that his music is beautiful, exiting and contemporary; Martin can do some amazing things and he is always willing to experiment and explore. His take-no-prisoners approach to incorporating the latest electronic manipulations with a deep jazz sensibility sets the standard for future forays into this fertile musical amalgam. His ensemble somehow manage to sound absolutely up-to-date while still retaining a recognizable jazz feeling.


Martin Loyato - Syncretism - Syncretism Records 2010

Martin Loyato's, Syncretism, is a brilliant ensemble of compositions that transport the listener to multidimensional realms of aesthetic experience. One can envision the transforming shapes of colors and mutating musical notes in each unique set of percussion and sound he presents. Some move the listener to fields of flowers, where tender offerings of affection are carried by the silent breezes, others bring forth images of primal emotions, unfettered by the rational mind, existing in their own spheres of pulsating energies. While the dedicated compositions permeate with the private, unique definitions of his admiration, and deep respect towards his fellow artists. Martin's selection of instruments, computer-generated electronics, and his superb compositional gift make each track on Syncretism a keenly original expression of soulful synergy, and at the same time, invite the listener to experience visions that are only limited by their imagination.

Georgia Poulianos

The breadth of Martin’s musical talent is on display in his recent CD, Syncretism, which features his dynamic trumpet playing in original compositions in an astonishing range of styles, from Tango to experimental electronic works.

We are reminded of the phrase Duke Ellington reserved for the work he most admired: Martin Loyato’s work is “beyond category”.

Peter Winkler

In the world of Jazz some artists dedicate their careers to keep the tradition recording new versions of jazz classics. Others, like Martin Loyato keep pushing the genre forward creating new sounds and style fusions.

Wilbert Sostre JazzTimes

2010 Syncretism- Solo Album -Syncretism Records 2008 Incomplete Denial - Incomplete Denial - Wooden Jazz Records 2005 Time is Never Wasted - Jannen Leah - JL Pixie Records 2005 Bella lun and Valentine - Robin & Keven Brennan - F Boo Music 1997 Caballo de Troya - Los Argonautas - Mescalito Records 1996 El es el Premio Mayor - Laura León - Fonovisa Inc. 1995 Santalucia - Santalucia - I.M. Discos 1995 Yo no soy abousadora: Linea de Oro- Laura León - Fonovisa Inc. 1993 Y a mi me vas a hablar de vos? - Los Solcilloncas - Sony Music 1993 La Sandalia de Jason - Los Argonautas- Mescalito Records 1992 Los Argonautas - Los Argonautas - Mescalito Records 1992 Conexión Ginebra - Conexión Ginebra - Mescalito Records 1991 Trasca - Trasca - Panda Music

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2010 Candidate for Ph.D. in Composition, Stony Brook University 2007 M.A. in Composition, Stony Brook University 2004 B.F.A. in Trumpet Performance and Composition, California Institute of the Arts 1996 Degree in Trumpet and Education, Conservatorio Nacional Superior de Música, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Clinic/Workshop Information:
The Art of Improvisation, Master Class Music and Globalization History and Evolution of Electroacoustic Music in Latin America

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