Mexican Jazz Guitarist.
Roberto Sanchez-Picasso, is one of the young Mexican Jazz Musicians emerging and
challenging audiences, his music is influence by Classical, Jazz, and Rock music styles, and of
course the music from Mexico, he has been influenced by many Jazz Guitarist, from Barney
Kessel, Charlie Cristian, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Kenny Burrel, Pat Metheny, John Scofield,
Jesse Van Ruller, Kurt Rosenwinkel and many others. He has two CD's under his name as a
leader, "Do Not War" a compilation of 2 recording sessions one in Morelia Mexico (with David
Villanueva-Piano, Cristian Sevilla-Bass, Efren Capiz-Drums) and another in Utrecht The
Netherlands (with Carlos Fagin-Piano, Nicolas Tryphonos-Contrabass, Maarten Diesveldt-
Drums), half of the music on it are original compositions, as well as interpretations of popular
Jazz Standars, in the Autumn 2012 he's releasing his Trio Debut Album "El Norte", recorded in
Belgium (with Mihail Ivanov-Contrabass and Srdjan Ivanovic-Drums) at Max Bolleman studio.
My Jazz Story
I started listening to Jazz by Brazilian and Cuban Music, while playing guitar also in some local
bands in my town, i felt in love with the sound, the harmonies, the melodies, and the
virtuosity of players, from the first moments...
- Miles Davis-Kind of Blue
- Count Basie-The Atomic Mr. Basie
- Duke Ellington-Mood Indigo
- Charles Mingus-Tijuana Moods
- Jesse Van Ruller & Bert Van den Brink-In Pursuit
- Paul Desmond Quartet with Jim Hall-Take Ten
- Paul Desmond and the Electric Bebop Band-Flight of the Blue Jay