Vail Jazz Solaris Concert Series – GABRIEL SANTIAGO PRESENTS “THE SOUNDS OF BRAZIL”
Details For Event
5:00 pm July 16
BRAZILIAN GUITAR VIRTUOSO Born in Brazil, ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award Winner Gabriel Santiago is a Composer/Arranger/ Acoustic and Electric Guitar Player with 14 albums released. Called by JazzTimes Magazine “a young master at both the acoustic and electric guitars” and his compositions defined as “stunners”, Santiago holds a Doctoral Degree in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin, where he won the 2013 Outstanding Dissertation Award and the 2010 Eleanor A. Stribling Award for Excellence in Jazz Studies. His solid background also features studies with jazz masters Pat Metheny, Adam Rogers and Maria Schneider. Gabriel brings his expertise and virtuosic guitar playing to fortuitous Vail audiences with the sounds of bossa nova, samba, and a tribute to the legendary Antonio Carlos Jabom. Gabriel will be backed by a quintet, who’s rhythm and percussions bring this infectiously danceable Brazilian music to life.