Gabriel Vicéns

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Gabriel Vicens in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
By Wilbert Sostre
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Gabriel Vicens in performance at the 2014 Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival
By Wilbert Sostre

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Gabriel Vicéns (1988) has quickly become a respected figure in the Puerto Rican jazz scene. He attended the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico and graduated Summa Cum Laude as the first jazz guitarist. In 2012, he completed his first solo album, Point In Time, which featured jazz legend Eddie Gómez, who describes Vicéns as creative musician that displays a new vision on the guitar, and tenor saxophonist David Sánchez, and was critically acclaimed in multiple local and international magazines. He has recorded and played on stage with renowned musicians like Eddie Gómez, David Sánchez, Alex Sipiagin, Miguel Zenón, Paoli Mejías and Henry Cole.

Vicéns has garnered much attention performing live at some of the most important jazz festivals in the country such as the Heineken Jazz Fest, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico Jazz Festival and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Jazz Festival. He is also known as one of the best sideman guitarists in the Puerto Rican jazz scene, often playing with top groups like SM Quinteto, Jonathan Suazo Quintet and Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective.

Most recently, he joined the faculty of the Music Department at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. In 2015, he recorded his second solo album, Days, produced with jazz trumpet player Alex Sipiagin and released under Inner Circle Music.

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03/28/14    Photos    By Wilbert Sostre

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