Victor Murillo, Bassist/Composer/Arranger, was born in Santa Barbara, California and is a first generation Mexican-American.
Victor picked up the guitar for the first time during his freshman year in high school. Without having formal training, Victor decided to play in the school’s jazz band. It wasn’t until the end of his Junior year that the school’s jazz band was in need of a bass player. That was when Victor decided to take on the challenge. At age 16, he found himself gigging three nights a week playing with all the local musicians. It was also here where he discovered his forte in latin music. At this point in his life, Victor began to experiment in composing. He wanted to have the ability to create his own soundscapes. Victor wrote music for his own band and for his school’s jazz band.
On Febuary 15, 2011, Victor had the opportunity of playing with Wynton Marsalis & the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at a Jam after their performance @ Disney Hall. Wynton Marsalis himself told Victor, “I like your pocket.” Victor has toured over Mexico, England, Scotland, Spain, Netherlands, & Sweden. He has studied under Eddie Gomez, John Pattitucci, John Lockwood, Oscar Stagnaro, Paul Del Niro, Leo Blanco, Victor Wooten, Randi Tico, Fernando Huergo, Carlos Henriquez, Bob Patton and Ed Saindon. He has performed with Terence Blanchard, Plas Johnson, Bob Mintser, Luis Enrique, Antonio Anredo, and many more.