Pianist Santiago Galeano presents his debut album in Buenos Aires
Santiago Galliano He traveled to the United States at a young age – still a minor – after finishing the School of Contemporary Music. In the northern hemisphere he completed a scholarship in the prestigious Berklee College of Music Years later he was awarded a second scholarship, a Master’s degree in Jazz Composition, at the New England Institute. Taught by teachers like Miguel Zenon and Jason Moran As for Alan Mallet (who worked with Paul Simon and with the scorpionamong others), the rich experience gained in his formation was noted on his first album, is nowwhich will be presented this Thursday at 9:30pm at Prez, Jazz & Music Club.
Besides academic training, the Argentine artist seeks in his compositions to bring people closer to an often elitist musical genre like jazz. “I think over time some jazz musicians have forgotten about the audience and about making music for the audience,” he says. Gallianowhich has among references artists such as Hermit Pascual s Errol Garner. “In this record, I sought to blend artistic expression with sounds that could resonate with more people,” adds the Buenos Aires-born pianist, who grew up listening to different musical styles—particularly from River Plate—. . The album resonates with the sound of candombe and Brazilian folk music. “I try to take jazz to a more personal place,” he says. Infobae culture.
Registered in Buenos Aires, with participation Judy Prada in barrels Miguel Jasagi on the guitar John Paul DiLeon on the flute and Ido Gabriel On the bass, his debut album reveals the precise and natural drive that characterizes him. Galliano The rhythm of the songs from the piano and the intent of their songs dictate, leading each of the musicians to their best version. For him, the team and the people are key to this business: “My training has given me the ability to have that perspective and understand what music needs at all times,” he says. That’s why I picked each one in particular. That’s when I found out John Paul (De Leonfrom the band It’s dry here and piper who Nahuel BenesiHe was just about to participate, he knew his solo work would shine,” he adds.
The set for this Thursday’s show will be partly different, since Prada s My provocateur Located in the United States. An old friend from high school and a teacher with him Galliano I took classes long ago that will go in as substitutes. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been with them, so it’s going to be a pleasant surprise. I really want to know what’s going on live,” he says. Galliano.
Most of the time, the pianist lends his talents to other artists and projects within a broad musical spectrum. In 2019, for example, he was one of the musicians who accompanied Justin Timberlake at a private concert in Boston, at which he also performed Missy Elliott. “For these types of performances one prepares as if one would be an athlete, there is not much room for error and improvisation. When I play with musicians I know that each of them will bring something very personal and everything is more spontaneous. Although their treatment is different, I I enjoy both,” he says.
Santiago Galliano He has participated in the recording of more than 10 albums both in Argentina and the United States. In Buenos Aires, he recorded albums in several projects with different musical styles before and after going to the United States. one of them, Twilight of the heroes from the band polychromy He was nominated for the 2020 Gardel Awards. The musician has also participated in international events such as the recent Panama Festival 2023, CLAEM Mexico 2016 (Latin American Congress of Music Schools) and Boston Art & Music Soul Festival 2022.
At just 25 years old, he has already played with famous and award-winning musicians, such as Israel Suarez (Piranha fishpercussionist Paco de Lucia), Dave HollandAnd Sean Hurley (harp from John Mayer), Jake Reed (Drummer from Kate Berry), Tim Pearce (guitarist for many musicians), Valeria Falcon (harp from Harry Stiles), Lauren Chiodo (Saxophone player Harry Stiles) s Martin Goas (Nominated Grammy Awards for Best World Album 2022), among others.
* Santiago Galliano performs “Es ahora” at Prez, Jazz & Music Club (Anchorena 1347, CABA) on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m.
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