Ricardo Tejero Ricardo Tejero


Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, improviser and conducter. Born in Madrid Ricardo Tejero lives in UK since 2001. His work ranges through improvisation, jazz, Latin and African music as well as his own compositions, and conduction of large orchestras. Initially self-taught, Tejero studied with Wade Mathews and in 1998 started playing improvised music under the guidance of Chefa Alonso at the same time as he was playing in different ad hoc bands, developing an active role in Madrid's improvised music scene of late 90's. Graduated in Jazz and Contemporary Music at Leeds College Music in 2005, Tejero obtained in 2007 a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music at Brunel University (London) under professors Richard Barret and Peter Wieg. Since he moved to London in 2005 Tejero has maintained an active role mainly in the local improvised music scene for several years, but also covering other styles playing with musicians like Steve Noble, Dominic Lash, Mark Sanders, Tony Marsh, Niko Meinhold, John Edwards, Alexander Hawkins, Matthias Muller or Frank Paul Schubert amongst others. Among his projects as leader, co/leader or side musician are Ensemble Progresivo, Triatone, Lash/ Tejero duo, Vole, Sassi/Tejero duo, Dominic Lash Quartet, Roland Ramanan Tentet, LIO, Radio Days swing Band, and Jo N’Gala Bantu Blues Band. His work also includes regular collaborations with BERio Orchestra (Germany) and Foco Orchestra (Spain)

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