Argentine guitarist, composer, writer and educator
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Guillermo Bazzola (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1962)
Guitarist, composer, educator and music reviewer, Guillermo Bazzola is
one of the key names of the “New Jazz from Argentina” of the 90s.
Since then, he has developed an impressive career both as a guitarist
and composer, covering a wide range of styles including: classic swing
& bebop, electric jazz rock, new tango and free improvisation, among
Guillermo is mostly self-taught. In addition, he has attended clinics
and seminars with Jim Hall, Peter Sprague and Marc Copland among
others. His private studies include lessons with John Abercrombie,
and music theory and harmony with Pedro Aguilar.
Guillermo has played with the most important musicians in Argentina
and with visiting artists such as Conrad Herwig, Sid Jacobs and Jane
Blackstone. He recorded under his own name, with pianist Ernesto Jodos
and with singer Eleonora Eubel. His music has been played in the
United States as well as in Italy and Germany.
Since 2002 Guillermo has resided in Madrid and divides his time
between teaching guitar, jazz combo and improvisation, and playing
with different groups, most frequently with the highly praised Gnu
Trio (guitar - Guillermo Bazzola, saxophone - Marcelo Peralta and
drums - Andrés Litwin).
Guillermo has recently worked as a sideman with bass player David
Friesen, pianist Franco D’Andrea, singers Monika Heidemann and
Cristina Mora and guitarists John Stowell and Steve Brown. As a result
of a 2013 New York state tour, Steve Brown and Guillermo recorded a
duo album “Una Pequeña Alegría,” which has been accepted for
eligibility in the Grammy Award nomination category for Best Jazz