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Acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as “a thoughtful improviser with a quiet tone who makes every note count,” Manhattan-based guitarist and composer Gabriel Vicéns is one of the most in demand guitarist on the New York City jazz scene. Originally from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Vicéns made the move to NYC after a 5 year Professorship at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He has been mentored by an impressive list of performers and composers, including Ray Anderson, Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez, Paul Bollenback, Antonio Hart, Fernando Mattina, Carlos Cabrer, Daria Semegen, Lois V Vierk and Luis Perdomo. Legendary bassist Eddie Gómez says Vicéns is “a creative musician that displays a new vision on the guitar.” Vicéns playing and compositions are influenced by many genres, ranging from jazz, rock, new music, electronic music and Caribbean and Latin American folklore.

Vicéns has been featured at venues and festivals such as Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Fest, SF Jazz Center in San Francisco, Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Slovenia, Uno Jazz San Remo Festival in Italy, and the Festival Havana World Music in Cuba. In New York, he frequents prominent venues such as The Cell Theater, Cornelia Street Cafe, Latea Theater, Fat Cat, The Owl Music Parlor, and Terraza 7 both as a leader of his own groups and as a sideman. He is a member of the free improvisational collaborative group No Base Trio, alongside alto saxophonist Jonathan Suazo and drummer Leonardo Osuna. Vicéns has had the opportunity to perform and work with artists such as Alex Sipiagin, David Sánchez, Miguel Zenon, Luis Perdomo, Paoli Mejias, Will Vinson, Henry Cole, Joe Martin, Rudy Royston, among others. Internationally, he has performed throughout Slovenia, Italy, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the states.

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”Guitarist-composer Gabriel Vicéns, a leading light of Puerto Rico’s jazz scene, flaunts a modernist sensibility on his impressive debut as a leader”

- Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times Magazine

“Gabriel Vicéns' Point In Time displays exceptional maturity in composition and performace. As the Puerto Rican guitarist thoughtfully develops each improvised solo, it's easy to forget this is his debut release”

- James Rozzi, Jazziz Magazine

“Point In Time is a full-bodied debut record filled with bright moments, enchanting sounds and thrilling journeys. The Zeitgeist of modern jazz is exhibited through Vicens' work”

- Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“Puerto Rican guitarist Gabriel Vicéns shows signs of being one of the new aces of mainstream guitar” ”Vicéns’ resourceful, impressive view is such that the Collective We will want to experience anew”

- Mark Keresman, Jazz Inside

“Gabriel Vicéns is an exceptional artist, with a shimmering sense of sonority and the ability to find a keen balance between poetry and intensity”

- Raul Da Gama, Latin Jazz Network

“A thoughtful improviser with a quiet tone who makes every note count”

- Scott Yanow, Downbeat Magazine

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Album No Base Trio

No Base Trio

Setola di Maiale
2020

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Album Coming Back by Gabriel Vicéns

Coming Back

Outside in Music
2019

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Album Revolution by Joan Torres

Revolution

Self Produced
2019

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Album Days by Gabriel Vicéns

Days

Inner Circle Music
2015

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Album Days by Gabriel Vicéns

Days

Inner Circle Music
2015

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Album Point in Time by Gabriel Vicéns

Point in Time

Self Produced
2012

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The World In My View (feat. David Sánchez)

The World In My View (feat. David Sánchez)

Gabriel Vicéns
Point in Time

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