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Julio Santillán

Julio Santillán will present his original compositions in this rare New York solo appearance. This intimate concert is going to take you in a trip through the sounds and colors of the Argentinean landscape. You will experience folkloric rhythms like chacarera, zamba and huayno as well as music from urban areas like tango and milonga. 

"Santillán has an open style of playing. His notes are eloquent and speak intimately to the listener."
All About Jazz (USA) 

Julio Santillán is a composer and guitarist, based in Barcelona and originally from Tucumán. His compositions combine elements from the folk music of his homeland, jazz improvisation and classical music. He studied classical guitar at Instituto Superior de Música (Argentina) under the direction of maestro Pablo González Jasey. He graduated summa cum laude with a dual major in Classical Composition and Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA). While in New York (2004-2009), he was a faculty member at Manhattan College. 

As a composer/arranger Santillán has produced music for documentary films, theater, recordings and live performances for artists around the world. As a performer he has given concerts and workshops in Argentina, Colombia, Finland, Greece, Canada, Spain, Italy, Romania, Belgium, Germany and the US. Julio Santillán plays solo and leads several ensembles. He and his groups have been featured in prestigious venues and festivals such as "Blue Note Jazz Club" (New York), "Festival Guitarras del Mundo" (Argentina) and "George Enescu Festival" (Romania). He has released six CDs as a leader and over 35 as a sideman. He has published two books with studies for guitar. 

For more information, visit his website at juliosantillan.com