CSM Galicia jazz and contemporary music professors

They are the 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 her full CV here.

JAVI “GDJAZZ” PEREIRO

Trumpet professor

He has the title of the Higher Music Degree, specialized in Jazz Trumpet at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (E.S.M.A.E.) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal. He continued his training with more than 200 hours of Specialization Courses in Classical Trumpet and around 1,200 hours of seminars, master classes and Jazz meetings with different figures on the international scene such as Abe Rábade, Paco Charlín, Avishai Cohen, Ambrose Akinmusire, Nuno Ferreira and Joao Moreira. He has taught at various conservatories and public and private music centers such as Mayeusis, the Professional Conservatory of Santiago or Jobra. You can read her 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 has been a teacher of trombone at the School of Musicians and 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. You can read her full CV here.

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 USC. Musical 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.

TON RISCO

Vibraphone professor

He studied the degree of Classical Percussion and Jazz Vibraphone at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in Holland, where he was awarded the highest marks and special mention in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Trained in classical music and jazz, he has collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including Steve Reich, Metropole Orkest (Amsterdam), Jorge Pardo, Carlos Sarduy and Bobby Martínez, among others. He has participated in costumes such as Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Holland Festival or Steve Reich Festival. He has been a percussion teacher at the Professional Conservatory of Santiago de Compostela. You can read her full resume 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.

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. You can read her full CV here.

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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 her full CV here.

MERRAN LAGINESTRA

Singing profesor

He studied at the SAE Institute Sydney and trained in piano, composition and lyrical singing with some of the most prominent figures on the international scene. He has participated in 8 albums and has been practicing in different facets of the musical field for almost four decades. His versatility has allowed him to be a singer at the Wolf Vostell Opera “Jardin de las Delicias” and for Virgin Records, sound technician at the Platypus Theater Company in Berlin, composer at the Buratini Theater and the Babaluva Theater and teacher at the Masters of Music Education at UAM-Universidad Autónoma Madrid, among other multiple facets. You can read her full CV here.

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