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Alexis Cuadrado

A native of Barcelona and resident in New York since 1999, Alexis Cuadrado is an active member of the city¹s jazz scene. He currently leads the Alexis Cuadrado Quartet, an outlet for his compositions, and the band Alexis Cuadrado-Trio Ibérico, in which he explores his Spanish heritage mixing it with contemporary improvised music.

Cuadrado has published two CDs as a leader: Metro (Fresh Sound New Talent 2001) and Visual (FSNT 2004). These CD include all-original compositions and have received enthusiastic reviews from both critics and fans. He can also be heard in the 3 Cds of the band Algu�-mia (U, Dos, and Standards) that he co-lead in Spain in the 1990¹s. Alexis also appears on several albums with many artists including the Ben Waltzer/Bill McHenry Quartet, Chris Kase, Orquestra de Cambra teatre Lliure conducted by Llu�-s Vidal, Nuno Ferreira, Kris Bauman Quartet featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel, Erik Jekabson, Alan Ferber Nonet, and John Chin Trio featuring Mark Turner.

Alexis has also performed around the globe with artists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bruce Barth, Ben Monder, Perico Sambeat or Angelique Kidjo and he keeps busy freelancing with different bands in New York, the US and Europe.

Cuadrado graduated from the Taller De Músics in Barcelona (1993) he went on to study with the legendary concert bass master François Rabbath in Paris (1995-98). In 2001 he obtained a Master¹s Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition at the Aaron Copland School Of Music-Queens College (NY). He has been teaching since 1993 and has been a guest lecturer and clinician in jazz schools and workshops worldwide.

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”Cuadrado exhibits maturity and emotional depth as a composer, bandleader and soloist.” —David R. Adler, ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM

“Cuadrado's sextet makes an impression on Visual.” —Ron Wynn, JAZZTIMES

“Visual is consistently good music by a smart, lateral-thinking musician.” —Nate Dorward, CADENCE

“Visual is a delicatessen for the true jazz gourmets.” —Pere Pons, AVUI

“There's no doubt about his distinctiveness” —Jack Cooke, JAZZ REVIEW (U.K.)

“The Future of Spanish Jazz is in good hands” —Miquel Jurado, EL PAÍS

“In addition of being an excellent soloist, Alexis Cuadrado is a high-class composer”. —Vicente Ménsua, CUADERNOS DE JAZZ

“Cuadrado is hammering out a signature sound

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

Barcelona

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Discography

Poetica

Poetica

Sunnyside Records
2016

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A Lorca Soundscape

A Lorca Soundscape

Sunnyside Records
2013

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Noneto Ibérico

Noneto Ibérico

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2011

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Visual

Visual

Fresh Sound Records
2004

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Metro

Blue Moon
2001

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