Gabriel Vicéns

Gabriel Vicéns (born March 16, 1988) is a Puerto Rican guitarist, composer, and bandleader currently based in New York City.[3]

Gabriel Vicéns
Vicéns performing at the SFJAZZ Center, 2018
Vicéns performing at the SFJAZZ Center, 2018
Background information
Born (1988-03-16) March 16, 1988 (age 34)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
GenresJazz, Experimental, Classical
Occupation(s)Musician
Instrument(s)Guitar
Years active2005–present
LabelsSetola di Maiale[1] Inner Circle Music[2]
Websitewww.gabrielvicens.com


Early life and educationEdit

Born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Vicéns began his musical training at the age of 14, and shortly after, he began playing jazz in local clubs. He attended the Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Caribbean Music studies, graduating summa cum laude as the first guitarist in the program in 2010.[4] Later on, in 2016, he moved to New York City and attended Queens College, receiving a Master of Music in 2017.[5][6][7] In 2022, he received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies and Performance from Stony Brook University under the direction of Ray Anderson.[8] He also studied guitar with Fernando Mattina and Paul Bollenback, and composition with Carlos Cabrer, Daria Semegen, and Lois V Vierk[9]

CareerEdit

Vicéns leads a number of his own groups and has collaborated with many jazz greats, including Eddie Gómez, David Sánchez, Alex Sipiagin, and Miguel Zenón.[10] At the age of 24, Vicéns became part of the music faculty at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico where he taught private guitar lessons until 2015.[11] He has released three critically acclaimed albums as a bandleader: Point In Time (2012),[12][13][14][15] Days (2015),[16][17] and The Way We Are Created (2021).[18][5][19] His two later albums were released on Greg Osby's influential label, Inner Circle Music.[20] In addition, he is co-leader of the experimental ensemble, No Base Trio, formed in 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. No Base Trio released their highly praised debut album in 2020 under the label Setola di Maiale.[21][22][23] Vicéns' work has been featured and reviewed in publications including DownBeat,[24] JazzTimes,[25] All About Jazz,[26] Jazzwise,[27] Musica Jazz,[28] Jazz Journal,[29] Jazz Inside,[30] El Nuevo Día,[31] El Vocero,[32] and Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular.[33]

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • The Way We Are Created (Inner Circle Music, 2021)
  • Days (Inner Circle Music, 2015)
  • Point In Time (2012)

As co-leaderEdit

  • No Base Trio - NBT II (Setola di Maiale, 2022)
  • No Base Trio (Setola di Maiale, 2020)

As sidemanEdit

With Slavorican Assembly

  • Intercosmic (Riverboat Records, 2022)

With Pablo Campos

  • Enfoque (2019)

With Jonathan Suazo

  • Each Other (2019)
  • Vital (2014)
  • Extracts of a Desire (2012)

With Andre Carvalho

  • Outside in Music, Vol. 3 - Live at Pinch Recording (Outside in Music, 2019)

With Pasha Karchevsky

  • Hope (Inner Circle Music, 2018)

With Fernando García

  • Guasábara Puerto Rico (ZOHO Music, 2018)

With Joan Torres' All Is Fused

  • Of the Musical (2016)
  • The Beginning (2014)
  • Before (2012)

With 5 Esquinas

  • Tamarindo (2014)

With SM Quinteto

  • Historias, Cuentos y Canciones (2012)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NO BASE TRIO (Gabriel Vicéns, Jonathan Suazo, Leonardo Osuna) - NO BASE TRIO". www.setoladimaiale.net.
  2. ^ "Gabriel Vicens". innercirclemusic.com. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar article @ All About Jazz".
  5. ^ a b Peña, Tomas (January 5, 2021). "In Conversation with Guitarist, Composer, Improviser, Painter Gabriel Vicéns". Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  6. ^ Kamins, Richard B. (January 7, 2021). "Step Tempest: The Joys of the Duo + The Rhythms Lead the Guitarist". Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  7. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns: A Growing Voice In Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  8. ^ "Gabriel Vicens".
  9. ^ "Gabriel Vicens".
  10. ^ "www.gabrielvicens.com". www.gabrielvicens.com. Archived from the original on October 1, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  11. ^ "Universidad Interamericana - Recinto Metro". www.metro.inter.edu. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  12. ^ "Gabriel Vicens: Point in Time". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on March 19, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  13. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns Point in Time Album Review". Guitar International. Archived from the original on May 8, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
  14. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns – Point in Time - Latin Jazz Network". latinjazznet.com. January 12, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "Critical Jazz". www.criticaljazz.com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  16. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns: Days". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on November 29, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  17. ^ Da Gama, Raul (February 27, 2017). "Gabriel Vicéns Presents: Days".
  18. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns 'The Way We Are Created' CD (Inner Circle Music) 4/5 | ukvibe".
  19. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns – 'The Way We Are Created'". December 21, 2020. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  20. ^ "Gabriel Vicens".
  21. ^ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5ecfe260b46e7e45193b45fb/t/5efa72604ba50510f1b04356/1593471590297/Screen+Shot+2020-06-20+at+5.29.38+PM.png[bare URL image file]
  22. ^ Dbarbiero (July 9, 2020). "AMN Reviews: No Base Trio – s/t [Setola di Maiale]". Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  23. ^ "No Base Trio - s/t/ (Setola di Maiale, 2020) ****".
  24. ^ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0d68bdee1759d453ccf583/t/5efa0e1e34314d7760c30f95/1593445919102/Screen+Shot+2020-06-29+at+11.51.20+AM.png
  25. ^ "Archives".
  26. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns: Puerto Rican Jazz Guitar article @ All About Jazz". November 14, 2015.
  27. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns: The Way We Are Created".
  28. ^ "«The Way that we are Created». Intervista a Gabriel Vicéns". April 19, 2021.
  29. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns: The Way We Are Created". May 22, 2021.
  30. ^ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0d68bdee1759d453ccf583/t/5efa24467efd041c2a0e2c90/1593451591600/Screen+Shot+2020-06-29+at+1.25.53+PM.png
  31. ^ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0d68bdee1759d453ccf583/t/5efa6116f7a1d03adb9b5e0d/1593467173577/Screen+Shot+2020-06-29+at+2.52.53+PM.png
  32. ^ "Improvisación vanguardista".
  33. ^ "Gabriel Vicéns entre jazz, folklor y arte". March 12, 2021.

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