Neighborhood: East Elmhurst, Queens (will travel)
Ages taught: ages 5-adult
Levels taught: beg-adv
Languages: English, Spanish
Pianist Gabriel Guerrero is an experienced teacher/performer/composer and recording artist and high demand musician in the jazz world today. Classically trained pianist with extensive knowledge on the instrument on the field of Improvisation, Jazz, Latin music and South American music makes him a first call artist in the scene. As a performer Gabriel has participated in numerous acts in the US and abroad. He has recorded and toured with world acclaimed saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, and Grammy award-winning pianist Danilo Perez. Gabriel made several TV appearances on Colombian TV since age nine through his teens performing solo piano and later on performing with his Quartet in 1998. Gabriel has participated in Jazz festivals in Colombia, and USA such as Angel City Jazz Festival, Red Hook Jazz Festival, Cape Cod Jazz Festival, John Coltrane Memorial Concert, Lily Pad Piano Festival, IAJE Jazz Convention, KoSA Festival, Ravinia Festival, UIS International Piano Festival, Jazz al Parque, Festival de Musica El Nogal, and performed in important venues such as Jazz Gallery, Smalls Jazz Club, Regattabar, Scullers Jazz Club, ShapeShifter Lab, Greenwich House , Inc, Outpost Performance Space, Ibeam, Jordan Hall, Sala de Conciertos Luis Angel Arango, Luis A. Calvo Concert Hall,as well as taught clinics at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and Universities in Colombia such as EAFIT University, Escuela Fernando Sor, Centro de Educacion Musical de Bucaramanga, Universidad Industrial de Santander among others.
He has performed with Paquito D’ Rivera, Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, George Garzone, Mike Mainieri, Esperanza Spalding, Adam Nusbaum, Gene Jackson, Dafnis Prieto, John Riley, Mike Clark, Bob Moses, Michael Spiro, Anthony Branker, Gregg Bissonette, Michael Wimberley, Jamey Haddad, and recently performing regular gigs with the Jerry Bergonzi and the Bruce Gertz Quartets. He has also put together various musical projects such as SURCA, a multi-cultural quartet dedicated to expanding on South American rhythms and avant-garde jazz.
Gabriel approaches each student as a person, finding the potential to succeed in music. Having classical training from age five gives Gabriel a great teaching perspective. He has a profound knowledge of piano techniques, postures, projection, sound, as well as harmony and rhythm, and he has developed a wide variety of fun routines to practice. Gabriel develops with students the basic fundamentals of the instrument, and is proficient teaching classical, jazz, and Latin music. Gabriel has taught for over 18 years, and he holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees from The New England Conservatory of Music. For more about Gabriel, visit www.GabrielGuerreroMusic.net.