First dancer and soloist in the dance companies of Javier Latorre and Antonio Canales. He has won the first prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas (the most important award in flamenco music).
In parallel, he has also worked with great figures of Jazz as the pianist Chano Domínguez, Michel Camilo, Vicente Amigo, Pat Metheny, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ron Carter, Guillermo Mc Gill, Javier Colina, Orchestra WDR of Cologne Chucho Valdés among others, performing in the most important festivals of this genre: Guimarães Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Vienne Festival of France, Festival Cervantino of Mexico, Perugia Festival Jazz, Pescara Festival Jazz, CAZ Festival of Istanbul or Umbria Jazz among others. ..
In 2010 he collaborated with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincon Center of New York, in a tour with Paquito de Ribera, Antonio Sánchez, Diego Urcola and Jared Grimes. He has participated in the recording of the documentary "Tiempo de Leyenda" of TVE with the Metropole Orchestra of Holland, under the direction of Vince Mendoza. In 2012 he participates in the show Chano Dominguez WDR Big Band , closing at the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman and with a nomination for the Grammy 2013.
Considered to be one of the most requested Spanish jazz guitarists in the scene, among his countless albums, concerts and festivals, it is worth mentioning the work with artists such as Alaín Pérez, Emilio Valdés, Henry Cole, Erwin Schrott, Chris Kase, Bobby Martínez, Chris kase, Pepe Rivero, Jerry González, Norman Hogue, Bob Sands, Molly Duncan, Ben Stivers, Estefan Rademacher, Ronda Ross, Rodney kendrick and PATAX among many others, performing at festivals around the world and in and theaters such as: Los Angeles Opera, the Sob ́ s in New york, Munich Opera, Wiener Konzerthaus of Vienna or the Castelo Sforzesco of Milan.
Finalist in 2010 at the Rome Jazz Festival "European Jazz Contest" and winner of the Award for Musical Excellence "Mans Futuro 2012", he works as a composer of music for film and Big bands. Graduated with honors at the Conservatory of Music of A Coruña.
He published three solo works : "Sinapsis" (2013), "Travesía" (2018) and the most recent one just recorded that will released in 2022. Today Gabriel is in demand as a pianist, musical director, producer and arranger by the most popular artists in the world of pop, flamenco, jazz and Latin music: David Bisbal, Paloma San Basilio, Malú, India Martínez, Ainhoa Arteta, PATAX, Lin Cortés, María Toledo, Pepe Bao, O ́Funkillo, Cosmosoul, Ludovico Vagnone or Verónica Ferreiro among many others.
MIGUEL BENITO “PETE”
At the age of 22 he received a scholarship from Berklee College of Music (Boston), during his stay in the United States, he received classes from teachers such as Ari Hoenig, Dan Weiss, Martin Andersen, Adam Nusbaum, Mark Giuluana or Francesco Ciniglio.
Later he moved to Holland, where he finished his Jazz studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. A very versatile drummer, he participates in a multitude of projects of all kinds of music, focusing mainly on the world of improvisation and jazz. During his career, he has worked with musicians such as Miguel Rodriguez, Chris Kase, Norman Hogue, Antonio Serrano, Bob Sands Big Band, Vistel Brothers, Federico Lechner, Boby Martinez, Abdu Salim, Nicole Henrry, Jerry Gonzalez, Guianni Gagliardi, Greg Tardy, Jeremy Pelt, Arturo O'Farril, Deborah Carter, Ariel Bringuez, Christian Howes, Enrique Oliver or Tony Belenguer. He has also accompanied pop artists such as Xoel Lopez, Jorge Drexler, and Ariel Rot. He regularly collaborates with the band of Andreu Buenafuente's show "Late Motiv".
Since 2011, he is an endorser of the prestigious cymbals brand Bosphorus.
Gustavo is a regular musician of the Spanish jazz scene, who always pursues originality both in his compositions and in his improvisations.
He holds a PhD from the URJC (Madrid), where he developed a doctoral thesis on contemporary improvisation in the field of jazz. He currently teaches saxophone and jazz composition at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo in Seville. He also leads his own group, Gustavo Díaz Quinteto, with which he published Cromatonal (Youkali Music, 2016); and Incipit vita nova (Youkali Music 2018).
Now he is inmerse in the production of his latest work, that will be released next year.
Born in Pamplona and graduated in Trumpet-Jazz at the Conservatory of Music of the Basque Country (MUSIKENE), he studies with maestro Chris Kase.
In 2010 he moves to Madrid, a city where he has collaborated in live performances and recordings with a huge number of projects ranging from Jazz, Funk or Soul, to Latin music, classical, pop and musicals. His trumpet is very requested by the Spanish black music labels, he works teaching trumpet and improvisation at the Centro Superior de la Escuela de Música Creativa de Madrid.