Born: August 25, 1960 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Argentine musician that work over tango, taking jazz gestures, chamber and academic procedures, and carries out an innovative work over the music of Buenos Aires.
His personal hallmark can be found in his records with his quintet Jorge Retamoza & Tango XXX such as Impresionismo Porteño (endorsement by Buenos Aries Culture Found), Balvanera, Policial Argentino, Violentango, Como Aquellos and the recent Vientos de Tango. With this group he plays regularly in Argentina and South America and has toured in two opportunities to Europe
He has also developed an activity as a composer in the academic area: “En blanco y negro Buenos Aires”, for bandoneón and six percussionists, “Concierto para saxo tenor, bandoneón y orquesta”, works for piano and viola: “Encuentro en Buenos Aires”, works for piano-cello-clarinet, “Buenos Aires esmeralda”, all of them already premiered. Arrangements for strings quintet, saxophone quartet, over original songs and versions of other Argentinean composer’ works. These works are performed and recorded by soloists and groups from Argentina and other countries (Cuerdas de Madrid, Donna Clark �� USA ��Percusionistas de Buenos Aires, Undersax, Buenos Aries Symphonic Band, etc.)
He has composed music for TV and radio programs, expositions in art galleries and museums, as well as the music for videos and special projects with visual artists.
In 1998 he obtained by contest the Baritone Saxophone chair for the Buenos Aires Symphonic Band
He has also performed in presentations, recordings and tours with the most popular artist from Argentina, such as Memphis, César Pueyrredón, Los Tarantos, Sandro, and with international award stars like Isabel Pantoja and Celia Cruz.
He has joined numerous jazz bands, including small and big bands, playing with the main musicians of this style in Argentina. He has also recorded soundtracks, jingles and music hall orchestras.
From an early age, he starts studding piano with professors Avelina Alboni and Celia de Carlo. Some years later, he begins self teaching saxophone, and alter a while he starts with Bernardo Baraj.
Subsequently he studied saxophone and chamber music classical techniques with Alejandro González. He achieved the scholarship from the “IV Seminario de Jazz de Las Leñas”, with Jorge Cutello as instructor. He has also taken part in master classes given by Miguel Villafruela (classic), Jim Snidero y Bob Mintzer (jazz).
He studied harmony and counterpoint with Pedro Aguilar. And, he also studied counterpoint, harmony and composition with Claudio Alsuyet.