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Samo Salamon

SAMO ŠALAMON is one of the most talented and interesting young guitarists and composers to emerge on today's jazz scene, being selected by the magazine Guitar Player as one of the hottest 10 new guitarists in the world. He began his musical journey by studying classical guitar in Maribor. In December 2000 he was living with and studying individually for one month in New York with the jazz master John Scofield, with whom he has been a friend for years. Through the years he was studying guitar and had lessons with known guitar players such as Rudy Linka, Tim Brady and Andrea Allione. So far he has recorded more than 190 original compositions that were released on 19 albums as a leader for labels Fresh Sound New Talent (Spain), Steeplechase (Denmark), Splasch Records (Italy), Sanje Recordings (Slovenia) and Goga Records (Slovenia). So far he has played and recorded with many great international players like John Scofield, Paul McCandless, John Hollenbeck, Mark Turner, Michel Godard, Nguyen Le, Drew Gress, Tony Malaby, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Tim Berne, Donny McCaslin, Dave Binney, Josh Roseman, Gerald Cleaver, John Hebert, Julian Arguelles, Dominique Pifarely, Carlo DeRosa, Tyshawn Sorey, Bruno Chevillon, Matt Brewer, Loren Stillman, John O'Gallagher, Mikkel Ploug, Manu Codjia, Alex Machacek, Sabir Mateen, Kariem Riggins, Luciano Biondini, Jim Mullen, Dejan Terzic, Rudi Mahall, Fareed Haque, Don Falzone, Rudy Linka, Tim Brady, Paolino Dalla Porta, Ares Tavolazzi, Roberto Dani, Wilbert De Joode, Joris Teepe, Bruno Cesselli, Zlatko Kaucic, Salvatore Maiore, Kyle Gregory, Emanuele Cisi, Gianluca Petrella, Achille Succi, Steve Altenberg, Yayoi Ikawa, Kruno Levacic, Igor Lumpert, Dusan Novakov, Andrea Allione, Axel Dörner, Uli Jennesen, Loris Bertot, Nicolas Muresu, Jan Rhoder, Danilo Gallo, Dejan Pecenko, Alex Deutsch, Luigi Mosso, Aya Shimura, Francesco Bigoni, Giorgio Pacorig, Vasko Atanasovski, Robert Jukic, Jure Pukl, Nino Mureskic, Aljosa Jeric, Boštjan Gombač, Igor Matkovic, Dre Hocevar, Bojan Krhlanko and others.

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”An adventurous guitarist who continues to find new ways to challenge his instrument by providing new contexts that expand his sound and compositions.” (Jakob Baekgaard, AllAboutJazz 2014)

“One of the most interesting guitarists in modern jazz who continues to stretch the boundaries of music.” (AllAboutJazz 2013)

“Much like his contemporaries Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder, Salamon is forging ahead with a new standard of jazz guitar that is accessible and beyond established categorizations.” (John Barron, Jazz Word 2011)

“Salamon's music is expanding the framework of the modern guitar trio, whereby Salamon is one of the most interesting guitarists in Europe.” (Geiger 2011)

»One of the most influential guitarists of our time, which is an amazing success for a musician of his age.« (Jure Potokar, January 2011)

“Samo Salamon is neither flashy nor common but actually brilliant.” (Edward Blanco, EJazzNews 2011)

“One of the finest young guitarists in all of Europe.” (Dan Bilawsky, AllAboutJazz 2011)

»One of the young lions of Europe's modern creative music scene.« (Michael G

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

2000 Maribor

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

Music school in Maribor, Slovenia http://www.taktars.si

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Albums

windS
windS
Klopotec
2016
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Little River
Little River
SAZAS
2015
buy
Free Strings: Orchestrology
Free Strings:...
Kgosf
2014
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Ives
Ives
Samo Records
2014
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2Alto
2Alto
Steeplechase Lookout
2014
buy
Stretching Out
Stretching Out
Samo Records
2013
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