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Andreu Martinez

The young guitarist/composer from Barcelona, Andreu Martinez, brings a highly original blend of jazz-funk-fusion-rock-crossover and is certainly one of the most versatile and powerful musicians nowadays. His influences vary from great artists like BB King, Wes Montgomery and Jeff Beck to Muse, Coldplay or Aerosmith.

From his 14th he absorbs everything from the jazz, blues and rock scene. He enters Barcelona’s “Aula de Jazz y Musica Moderna in 1994, graduating a year later with honours and begins his professional career playing with numerous groups on the local scene. He soon begins experimenting with the fusion of jazz with blues, rock and funk, discovering more contemporary musicians such as Bill Frisell, Scott Henderson, Pat Metheny and Robben Ford who have a great influence on him.

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« Andreu Martinez is an excellent guitarist, his compositions vary between the easily understoon traditional sound an a variety of the latest sounds, making them entirely original. » - Miguel Jurado, El Pais.

« Young blood, energetic and original, can take from jazz as easily as from rock, blues or funk and return it with a stylish punch. » - Pere Pons, Avui.

« A magnificent guitarist, be it jazz, funk, rock or blues, the different styles slide easily below the agile fingers of Andreu sounding elegant and intelligent. » - Pep Tort, La Veu De l’Anoia

« A young group led by one of Spain’s foremost contemporary blues rock asset : Andreu Martinez

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