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Daniel Tamayo

Daniel Tamayo Gómez is a guitarist and composer originally from Medellín, Colombia, living in Cologne. His current artistic activity is focused on composition and performance with his Quintet as well as working on multidisciplinary projects. After his bachelor and master studies at EAFIT University Daniel was awarded the DAAD Scholarship for postgraduate studies in music composition at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. During his last academic years his mentors have been, Siegfried Koef, Florian Ross, Sam Farley, Casey Dickey and Frank Reinshagen among many others. In the last years Daniel has been active as a guitar player and composer with different projects around Europe and recently in New York and Medellín, taking part in a number of international festivals and competitions. His current activity also includes the composition of music for big band, jazz ensembles and occasionally writing chamber and orchestral music. In the past years he realized his master degree project: No Strings Attached, a large ensemble that combines a chamber orchestra and jazz ensemble.


Avignon Jazz Festival, France – 2019 The Paxos Music festival, Greece – 2017 Bujazzo international composition competition, Germany – 2016 International Jazz composition contest at Silesian Jazz Festival in Katowice, Poland – 2015 Krokus Jazz Festival, Poland – 2019 Michele Novaro composition prize, Italy – 2017 Kolleg für Musik und Kunst Montepulciano, Italy – 2017, 2018,2019


”A fresh powerful jazz, twirling from free to melodic and poignant murmurs” ”Der Sound darf in Stimmungen Oszillieren, ist mal Akustisch und technisch souverän artikuliert, mal elektronisch”
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