“LATIN JAZZ WITH A ROCK EDGE, THE ULTIMATE IN COOL!” (Rotcod Zzaj - Improvijazzation Nation)
Victor Samalot is a 25 + year veteran guitarist from Cleveland Ohio who draws on his Latin roots fusing timeless Latin groove with Jazz stylings topped with a rock edge that appeals to listeners of world fusion music. Imagine a jam session with the likes of Carlos Santana, Wes Montgomery and Jeff Beck. Fresh and contemporary, Victor’s musical adventure keeps him quite busy performing and in the studio. His influences include Ottmar Liebert, Craig Chaquico, Jesse Cook, Phil Keaggy Jose Feliciano, and David Gilmour.
Primarily an electric guitar player, in 2010, Victor wanted to again put his own stamp on original instrumental music by switching to a Godin acoustic / electric guitar and utilizing the Boss RC 300 loop station. Exploring this instrumentation led to releasing 2 albums, Victor Samalot (self titled-2011) and Esperanza (2017). Both illustrate the vision of fusing genres with an organic vibe.
“Listened to Esperanza on the way to work again. Man I just love it... are you planning to do another album like this one?” (Keith Hannaleck - MuzikMan Review / Boston, MA)
Victor and his music is featured in / on:
Radio Guitar One - Internet Radio
One World Music Radio – Nominated for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album (2018)
WNWV The Wave 107.3 FM (Cleveland Ohio)