Jakob Bro + Santiago Leibson, Juan Manuel Bayón & Pablo Díaz
|Original Title||Jakob Bro + Santiago Leibson, Juan Manuel Bayón & Pablo Díaz|
Danish guitarist and composer Jakob Bro was born in 1978, lives in Copenhagen and is one of BAJ.13’s guest artists. He has recorded 10 albums as band leader with musicians like Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, George Garzone, Oscar Noriega, David Virelles and many other outstanding jazzmen. He is a restless creator that has won multiple awards in his country, including 4 Danish Music awards, and been included in the Jazz Denmark’s Hall of Fame. Also, he has made it into jazz magazine
DownBeat’s top ten musicians of the year. A recent rising star of the European jazz scene, Bro has an ability to mix diverse musical styles such as ambient and electronic with ease. He is currently recording an album with his trio for prestigious German label ECM. Since mid-2011, pianist and composer Santiago Leibson has been leading his own trio with Maximiliano Kirszner (double bass) and Nicolás Politzer (drums). He has released Amón, the band’s debut album, and appeared on Francisco Cossavella’s El límite de la
conciencia and Willy Cappa Cuarteto’s Inducción. Born in Buenos Aires in 1988, Leibson attended the Manuel de Falla Conservatory between 2010 and 2012. Also, in 2010 he had the opportunity of taking private lessons with pianist Frank Carlberg. Bassist and composer Juan Manuel Bayón first studied in Buenos Aires with Hernán Merlo, Carlos Lastra, Enrique Norris and Pepi Taveira. He later traveled to the US to undertake further training with John Lockwood and Mark Helias. In 2009 he won a scholarship to study with Dave Douglas, Joshua Redman, Tony Malaby, Ben Street, Matt Penman and Clarence Penn. He has played onstage with Hank Roberts, Paula Shocron, Eleonora Eubel, Eloy Michelini, Carlos Lastra, Ricardo Cavalli, Rodrigo Domínguez and Enrique Norris. In
2011 he released debut solo album Trance, and more recently, Control (Kuai Music, 2013). Drummer Pablo Díaz has studied with Pipi Piazzolla, Fernando Martínez, Pepi Taveira, Sergio Verdinelli and Eloy Michelini. He is a graduate of the Escuela de Música Contemporánea
(Berklee International Network Argentina). He has performed and recorded with Pablo Puntoriero, Pepi Taveira, Rodrigo Domínguez, Carlos Lastra, Luis Agudo, Jerónimo Carmona, Marcelo Gutfraind, Mono Fontana, Horacio Fumero, among others. He currently plays in Enrique Norris’s trio, Paula Shocron’s Nuevo Ensamble, Juan Pablo Arredondo’s quintet, and other bands. In 2013 he released his album Pablo Díaz Cuarteto, featuring original material.