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Carlos Saunier

Carlos Saunier was born in Santiago de Chile on March 2, 1987. From a very young age he incurred the piano in a self-learning way. He obtained his first guitar at age 13 and formed in the rock lenguaje until ends his University studies at 2011.

In this year he discovered jazz and decide to continue his studies on this way. Influenced by jazz and fusion Saunier joined this aesthetic line leading a quartet featuring Claudio Rubio, Francisco Barahona, Felix Lecaros with whom debuted on 2017 with the album "Inminente". A work of refined concept in composition and contemporary sound.


Bronze medal winner - Jazz and emerging artist


Album Review

Carlos Saunier: Inminente

Read "Inminente" reviewed by Matt Hooke

Whenever a guitarist or other instrumentalist releases an album, they always run the risk of being egocentric. The album can often turn into a showcase for their instrumental abilities instead of the songs. Chilean guitarist, Carlos Saunier's debut album Inminente shows what happens when an artist bucks that trend. He offers up six solid original songs, defined by their strong melodies. Saunier's guitar style is reminiscent of Bright Size Life (ECM Records, 1976) era Pat Metheny, with a great balanced ...

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Guitarist Carlos Saunier releases "Inminente"

Guitarist Carlos Saunier releases "Inminente"

Source: All About Jazz

On Inminente, guitarist and composer Carlos Saunier paints from a palette of global jazz styles to color his debut release in bright and articulate sound from a distinctively warm, contemporary jazz perspective. Saunier bought his first guitar at age 13 while growing up in Santiago, Chile. “The first thing that attracted my attention was the sound of the guitar—how it can be processed and even sometimes distorted to sound thoroughly modern,” he recalls. “I began to study contemporary rock and ...

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