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Pablo Satek

Guitarist/educator Pablo Satek was born in San Fernando, BA, Argentina on April 18, 1973. He began taking guitar lessons at the age of sixteen while he was in high school. Inspired by the Beatles, he started his first band which played rock n’ roll and blues. After a while he discovered jazz; his musical perspective was altered through listening to Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, and he began to focus on jazz studies. Among his teachers were Sacri Delfino, Luís Dagostino, Marcelo Kitai, Ernesto Jodos, and Pino Marrone.

In 1999 Pablo completed a degree in music at the I.T.M.C., a branch of the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Los Angeles. In Argentina, he also participated in clinics and workshops with Scott Henderson, Sid Jacobs, Armand Sabal-Lecco (Paul Simon’s bassist), John Stowell, and Robben Ford. In 2000 he took lessons with Joe Diorio in Los Angeles, and in 2001 he also studied with another great jazz guitar player, John Abercrombie in New York.

In January 2002 he recorded his first CD entitled Pablo Satek- Solo Jazz Guitar consisting of five compositions of his own plus seven standards.

As a leader, Pablo has been invited to perform in events like The Buenos Aires Jazz Festival edition 2001 and 2002, Buenos Aires and Other Musics 2003, Rosario’s HOT CLUB summer sessions 2003, and The Rosario Jazz Festival 2003.

Buenos Aries jazz y otras músicas 2004,Festival de jazz de Rosario 2004,Festival de jazz independiente 2005,Festival de jazz del Bolson 2005,Festival de jazz de Miramar 2006.

In 2004 Pablo was invited to the FOTOJAZZEANDO jazz festival in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. This event kicked off his first major tour which later took him to the United States to present Solo Jazz Guitar at Detour, The 5C cafe, Arthur’s Tavern, and many other venues.

Pablo is also a columnist for EL GUITARRISTA magazine for which he has written such articles as “Joe Diorio’s Intervalic Designs” and “Joe Pass’ Solo Guitar Style”.

He also wrote some articles for MELBAY editions as a freelance writer.

Beatles for Solo Guitar is Pablo’s latest release from SK music, his own label. Recorded in 2004, the disc is comprised of eight classics from The Fab Four, including “In My Life” and “Something” in what many regard as their best instrumental renditions.

In July 2004 he recorded his third live album called PABLO SATEK in Concert at the Jazz Club San Rafael in Mendoza, Argentina. This release contains a few compositions from his first album and jewels like Monk classics “Ruby My Dear” and “‘Round Midnight”.

“Changes”(2007) his latest record was edited en THE STATES by “Network pacific records” contains 12 original compositions from Pablo.

as a writer, he wrote a harmony book for guitar divided in two volumes: “Harmony for jazz guitar vol1 and vol 2″(SK MUSIC 2008).

Pablo currently teaches at the I.T.M.C. in Argentina, conducts seminars and workshops, and gigs throughout South America.

CD Releases:

Pablo Satek- Solo Jazz Guitar (SK music, 2002)

Pablo Satek- The Beatles for Solo Guitar (SK music, 2004)

Pablo Satek in Concert (SK music, 2004)

Changes (network pacific records,2007)


Pablo Satek- Solo Jazz Guitar Transcriptions book

(SK music, 2003)

Pablo Satek- Beatles for Solo Guitar: TranscriptionS book

(SK music, 2004)

“Harmony for jazz guitar vol1″(SK MUSIC 2008).

“Harmony for jazz guitar vol2″(SK MUSIC 2008).

Here’s what critics, mentors and peers are saying about Pablo Satek:

“Pablo’s passion for his music comes through in every note he plays.”

Sid Jacobs

“I was immediately drawn to Pablo Satek’s sensuous Latin guitar roots…”

George W. Carrol, EJAZZNEWS

“This album [Solo Jazz Guitar] lets us know an inner world full of images generated by the harmonic developments of which Pablo is a master.”

Cesar Pradines, La Nación (Argentina)

“Pablo is a fine Player; he has a bright future in music.”

Joe Diorio

“Pablo’s technique is reminiscent of the late LENNY BREAU in his early years”.

Richard Bouncier

“Technically superior, Pablo brings honor to the tradition he absorbed along his music career and adds that measure of talent, a gift he was born with, to make his interpretations even more brilliant.”

Mariano Albergoli

“Pablo firmly places his own trademark on “Here Comes the Sun” and “Norwegian Wood”. Both songs lend themselves perfectly to the solo guitar form of expression.”

Richard Bourcier,

speaking of The Beatles for Solo Guitar

“The Beatles for Solo Guitar is highly recommended and requisite listening for anyone who loves the band and their music.”

Bandy Delpozzi – President of The Jazz Club, San Rafael (Mendoza), Argentina