Born: July 1, 1977
Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known by his stage name Snow Owl, is a world- renowned electric bassist. With his special instrument, a six-string Contra Bass Guitar, he has performed with world famous stars - including several Grammy award winners and nominees ( Elton John, Al Jarreau, Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Christina Aguilera ). For his own music, he has been honored with numerous prestigious awards. His work and virtuosity with the Contra Bass Guitar has been received with the highest recognition from international bass and music publications.
2006 Snow Owl received the Best Jazz Artist award by Jazz First, a cooperation between Jazzeit Magazine, Quinton Records and Erste Bank.
2006 Snow Owl Debut CD is selected as a Critic's Choice in Germany by the Bayerischer Rundfunk.
2008 Hans Koller Preis CD of the Year for Martin Reiter's "ALMA". The CD features Juan Garcia-Herreros on "Pra Frederic".
2009 He was selected as a Projekt xchange ambassador to represent Colombia and his integration as an artist in Austrian society. Projekt xchange focuses in bringing foreign and established public figures into Austrian classrooms to talk about their positive and negative experiences of integrating in a foreign country. The Austrian president Dr.Heinz Fischer personally thanked and congratulated him in the opening ceremonies which took place in Vienna's Hofburg palace.
2010 Art of Contrabass Guitar is selected winner of Best Traditional Latin Jazz album in America by O's Jazz Newsletter.
2011 Austrian World Music Prize recipient with Mamadou Diabate's Percussion Mania.
2013 Selected by Bass Musician Magazine as #6 in the all time best Latin Bass Cd's ever covered by the publication.
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