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CSM Galicia Jazz and Contemporary Music Professors

GUEORGUI ORGANESIAN

Saxophone Professor

Graduated in the saxophone specialty from the Julián Orbón Conservatory of Avilés (Asturias) and graduated from the A Coruña Conservatory of Music in the specialty of Jazz improvisation. Gueorgui Organesian has been part of different groups and bands such as Soulman de Avilés or the Dixie Jazz Band patrol from the same city. He has collaborated on albums by artists such as Susana Seivane or Siboney and has been a professor at the Fundación Música Moderna de Avilés. 

You can read his full CV here.

You can read his full CV here.

WILLIAM DÍAZ

Trombone Professor

He has the Professional Degree of Classic Trombone from the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory of Cuba and the Higher Title in Jazz Trombone from the Superior Conservatory of Music of A Coruña. He completed his training by attending multiple improvisation master classes in jazz music.

He has been a trombonist, percussionist and chorus girl in the Dan Den Orchestra of Cuba and the Pablo FG of Cuba.

He is a trombonist in various Galician orchestras and groups such as Son de Camagüey, Timbabana, Sergio Delgado & Cuban Brass, etc. He has also collaborated on CDs and DVDs of different orchestras and bands. 

ALFONSO CALVO

Doublel bass Professor

Alfonso Calvo has a Master in Jazz from ESMUC, a Bachelor of Jazz-Double Bass with honors from Cosmac and a Degree in Music Education from USCMusical Excellence Award from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Xunta de Galicia.

He has recorded and shared the stage with musicians such as Marcos Pin, Michel González, Naíma Acuña, Iago Vázquez, Pablo Castaño, Marcos Teira, Xosé Miguélez, Nani García and Antonio Bravo. Currently he is part of the Marcos Teira quintet presenting the album Nós (Martín Códax award 2019), Marcel Pascual Quartet, Valentín Caamano Quartet, Zumaque and his septet project with which he has participated in jazz festivals throughout the community.

You can read his full CV here.

ÁLVARO TRILLO

Percussion Professor

He has a degree in Jazz-Drums from COSMAC. His Buxeiro project won the SGAE Galicia Creativa 2015 award in the Jazz section.

Over the years, he developed a role as an off-road drummer that allowed him to participate in numerous projects, with which he won 9 Martín Códax awards. He has recorded 16 albums: jazz, fusion, soul, blues, folk and pop. One of these, “Magnetic-Zen” by Xoán Curiel, received a MIN award in 2013.

He has shared the stage with musicians such as Jorge Pardo, Abe Rábade, Pablo Castaño, and Antonio Bravo.
He is currently exploring genres ranging from Neo Soul to Ambient Jazz, to Free Improvisation to Pop. 

You can read his full CV here.

You can read his full CV here.

ABÉ RÁBADE

Piano Professor

Graduated Cum Laude in Jazz Composition and Piano Performance from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), he has directed an acoustic jazz trio since 1996, formed by Pablo Martín Caminero on double bass and Bruno Pedroso on drums.

He is the author of more than 200 compositions, composer, director and is part of the teaching staff of the Esmae (Porto, Portugal).

It has a long list of awards, including the Martín Códax in the Jazz and Improvised Music Category and the Piano Performance Award from the Berklee College of Music

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LUIS GIMÉNEZ

Guitar Professor 

At the age of 13 he began to play the guitar, and in 1991 he studied for two years at the Madrid Musicians Workshop with Chema Sáinz.

In 1994 he moved to Boston and graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He also attends seminars and private lessons with musicians such as John Scofield, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and Kurt Rosenwinkel among others.

He has played with different artists and groups, highlighting his work as leader in the recording of CD Chapter III (2011) and Noise (2013).

He has performed different soundtracks receiving the SCIFE award for Best Music on two occasions and nominated on four others.

You can read his full CV here.

ANTONIO BRAVO

Guitar Professor

He studied classical guitar, jazz guitar, harmony, arrangement, composition, improvisation and polyrhythm in Santiago, Madrid, Barcelona and Lisbon.

He has been a professor in the Master of Music Education at the Autonomous University of Madrid in the specialties of harmony improvisation and instrumental group ensemble.

He has played with María Joao, Jorge Pardo, Carlo Actis Dato, Jean Palandre, Mark Pichelín, Greg Moore, Mariano Díaz, Mathew Simon or Phil Durant. He collaborates with Baldo Martinez, with whom he has recorded six albums.

He has performed at the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, in Getxo, Ibiza, Madrid, Mexico City, Munich, Luxembourg, Bourdeaux, Belgrade, Cologne, Berlin, Vienna, Oslo, Manchester, Belgrade and Rio de Janeiro. 

You can read his full CV here.

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TERELA GRADÍN

Voice Professor

Singer and songwriter from Caldas de Reis (Galicia). In 1997 she received her first singing classes with Ramón Bermejo at Estudio Escola de Música de Santiago de Compostela. In addition, she studies with Manuel Gutiérrez, Suso Atanes, L.A.R. Legido and Abe Rábade.

In 2006 she recorded Lost (Errabal Jazz), her first album, together with Manuel Gutiérrez; in 2007 she recorded Pascala (Free Code Jazz Records), also with Manuel Gutiérrez; and in 2013 she recorded Noise (Record Delights) with Tereland.

She has also collaborated with different groups such as GEM Trío, Marcelo Escrich Silent Trío, The Good Time Rollers, Gradus Jazz, Jorge Garrido Trío, Three One, Miño Project by Baldo Martínez, with the Galician Jazz Orchestra at the Vigo Jazz Festival Imaxina Sons, with the Pyrenees Jazz Orchestra or with the Iruña Jazz Orchestra, among others.

You can read her full CV here.

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