Lucas Rochaix Lucas Rochaix

Lucas Rochaix was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1992. At the age of 9, he started to play guitar. After a while, he started playing with some rock groups and continued learning guitar and music, taking lessons and hearing different records. At the age of 14, he started his formal studies of classical guitar at the Conservatory, where he studied six years with the maestro Sergio Moldavsky. Meanwhile, he continued studying popular music like rock, Argentinian folk music, tango, etc. Then he discovered jazz music. He took Jazz guitar lessons with Armando Alonso and harmony, arranging and composition with Diego Schissi. In 2014 he entered to the “Tecnicatura Superior en Jazz” of Manuel de Falla Conservatory. He is now finishing this program, where he studied with teachers like Ernesto Jodos, Juan Pablo Arredondo, Hernán Merlo and more. In 2016 he was selected to participate in jazz residencies at the “Centro Cultural Kirchner,” a project co- produced between the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, the U.S. Embassy and the “Centro Cultural Kirchner.” There he took masterclasses and played in concert with Devin Hoff, Ben Goldberg and Marilyn Crispell. In October of 2016 he released his first album “Manovuotometro” with his group “Lucas Rochaix Quinteto”. The album includes 8 original compositions with his own approach to jazz. He plays with his group and as sideman with different groups on the Buenos Aires jazz scene.

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