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Rafael Greco

Saxophonist, composer, singer and producer/arranger, Rafael Greco was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He graduated from the prestigious José Luis Paz Conservatory as an integral member of the National Youth Orchestra from his home state of Zulia and where he studied privately under Giuseppe Terenzio and Renzo Salvetti. He moved to Caracas in 1988 where he began his advanced studies under such masters as: Gerry Weil, Álvaro Cordero and Olegario Díaz.

In Venezuela, Rafael Greco has enjoyed a distinguished and successful career as part of Venezuela’s most influential and important group, multi-Latin Grammy winners, Guaco. For decades, Rafael has toured the world with this internationally recognized group, bringing with them the spirit and unique rhythmic perspective of their homeland.

In addition, he has worked alongside other significant national and international artists, and the diversity of his contributions to these varied projects included performing as a multi-instrumentalist and creating unique keyboard sounds as orchestral textures.

Beyond his musical endeavors, Rafael Greco is also a published author and an exceptionally gifted photographer. His children’s books include: “Begoña la araña” (“Begoña the spider) y “ La nueva naríz” (“The new Nose”) published by Camelia Editions.

His photos have been used for the album covers for these artists: “El Vecino” (Juanma Trujillo) and “Viaje a la luna” (Mariana Serrano). His photos were also a featured part of the “Chroma” Project by Antonio Mazzei in conjunction with other globally recognized photographers such as: Caterina di Perri, Diego Sierralta, Fran Beaufrand, Fryd Frydendhal, Jonas Bendiksen, Oscar Bambú Castillo, Ricardo Jiménez and Sara Maneiro. All curated by: Vasco Szinetar.


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Dice Que Vive (Signs...

Blue Canoe Records



From: Dice Que Vive (Signs Of Life)
By Rafael Greco

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