09/26/13 By Kimberly Chmura
KCC Productions presents the Pablo Gil Quintet
Friday, Sept 27, 8-9:15 PM. Free
Pablo Gil Rodulfo is a Venezuelan saxophonist, composer, producer and arranger. He has performed or recorded with artists and groups such as Mike Stern, Edward Simon, Dave Samuels and the Caribbean jazz Project, Adam Rogers, Mike Holober, Dave Kikoski, Nicolas Folmer and the Paris Jazz Big Band, John Benitez, Steve Turre, Ron Carter, Patato Valdez, Juan Pablo Torres, Mario Rivera, Luis Perdomo, Gerry Weil, Alfredo Naranjo, Aquiles Báez, Orlando Poleo and Soledad Bravo among others.
His performances have taken place in countries such as France, United States, England, Panama, Côte d'Ivoire, Mexico, Peru, Oman, Russia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Bonaire, Colombia, Portugal, Turkey and Senegal. He has issued five CDs as a leader: Major Delights (2002), Simbolos (2004), Empatia (2006), Suka Jazz en directo (2007), and Baladas (2008).
Pablo started his musical career in Merida, Venezuela. In the late 80's he moved to Caracas and in 1991 he was granted a scholarship to continue his musical studies in Paris (France), receiving various awards such as the gold medal in saxophone at the Conservatoire National De Paris (1995) and the first prize for saxophone in Paris (1995). He moved to United States where continued his studies with musicians such as Ron Carter, Bruce Barth, Steve Slagle and Rich Perry, and obtained the degree of Master of arts in Jazz Performance from City College of the City University of New York. Currently a Fellow in the Frost School of music in the University of Miami
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