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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: October 9, 1978    

SAMO ŠALAMON is one of the most talented and interesting young guitarists and composers to emerge on today's jazz scene, being selected by the magazine Guitar Player as one of the hottest 10 new guitarists in the world. He began his musical journey by studying classical guitar in Maribor. In December 2000 he was living with and studying individually for one month in New York with the jazz master John Scofield, with whom he has been a friend for years. Through the years he was studying guitar and had lessons with known guitar players such as Rudy Linka, Tim Brady and Andrea Allione. So far he has recorded 13 albums as a leader for labels Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), Splasch Records (Italy), Sanje Recordings (Slovenia) and Goga Records (Slovenia). So far he has played and recorded with many great international players like John Scofield, Paul McCandless, Mark Turner, Michel Godard, Nguyen Le, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Donny McCaslin, Dave Binney, Josh Roseman, Gerald Cleaver, John Hebert, Julian Arguelles, Dominique Pifarely, Bruno Chevillon, Carlo DeRosa, Tyshawn Sorey, Matt Brewer, Loren Stillman, John O'Gallagher, Kariem Riggins, Luciano Biondini, Jim Mullen, Dejan Terzic, Rudi Mahall, Fareed Haque, Don Falzone, Rudy Linka, Tim Brady, Paolino Dalla Porta, Ares Tavolazzi, Roberto Dani, Wilbert De Joode, Joris Teepe, Bruno Cesselli, Zlatko Kaucic, Salvatore Maiore, Kyle Gregory, Emanuele Cisi, Gianluca Petrella, Achille Succi, Steve Altenberg, Yayoi Ikawa, Kruno Levacic, Igor Lumpert, Dusan Novakov, Andrea Allione, Axel Dörner, Uli Jennesen, Loris Bertot, Jan Rhoder, Danilo Gallo, Dejan Pecenko, Alex Deutsch, Luigi Mosso, Aya Shimura, Francesco Bigoni, Giorgio Pacorig, Vasko Atanasovski, Robert Jukic, Jure Pukl, Nino Mureskic, Aljosa Jeric, and others....
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    2Alto

    Steeplechase Lookout
    2014
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    Free Strings: Orchestrology

    Kgosf
    2014
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    Stretching Out

    Samo Records
    2013
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    Eleven Stories

    Samo Records
    2012
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    Duality

    SAZAS
    2011
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    Almost Almond

    Sanje
    2011
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    Live!

    Samo Records
    2010
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”Much like his contemporaries Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder, Salamon is forging ahead with a new standard of jazz guitar that is accessible and beyond established categorizations.” (John Barron, Jazz Word 2011)

“Salamon's music is expanding the framework of the modern guitar trio, whereby Salamon is one of the most interesting guitarists in Europe.” (Jakob Baekgaard, Geiger 2011)

»One of the most influential guitarists of our time, which is an amazing success for a musician of his age.« (Jure Potokar, Pogledi, January 2011)

“Samo Salamon is neither flashy nor common but actually brilliant.” (Edward Blanco, EJazzNews 2011)

“One of the finest young guitarists in all of Europe.” (Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz 2011)

»One of the young lions of Europe's modern creative music scene.« (Michael G...

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