| Died: September 8, 1977 Primary Instrument: Piano
I was born in Santiago de Compostela (Galiza) on September 8, 1977. I began my musical studies at age 4 in the Historic Conservatory of Santiago, where the method employed for beginners was Kódaly -a way of learning that emphasizes creativity and intuition above all-. I continued my career at the jazz school “Estudio escola de música”, also in Compostela. Solfege was tought with standard jazz songs and I discovered there that improvisation could be the highest expression of this art form called music. In 1995 I went to Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), where I earned a Cum Laude Degree in Jazz Composition and Piano Performance in 1999. In 2000 I came back to the city I always want to be coming back: Santiago de Compostela.
I'm a musician because I think music is one of the most powerful means for emotional comunication and it also opens the path for intuition. I try not to forget these two factors in all the projects I start out.
My first instrument is the piano, and my second the drums. I also compose music and teach. Since 1996 I direct an acoustic jazz trio. It features, at present time, Pablo Martín Caminero (double bass) and Bruno Pedroso (drums). I usually perform and record in other formats as well; quintet and septet mostly.
A Modo released in 2012 is the 8th album as a leader. Six original compositions plus a version of the fado song “Carmencita” conform a recording in trio format featuring Pablo Martín (double bass) and Bruno Pedroso (drums). The meticulous selection of compositions made for A Modo´s repertoire enables the commintment with intuition by its performers as well as the complicity with the listener. Three soloists and accompanists play within a triangle of timber: rich in textures, wide in dynamics and full of emotion.