Gabi Martinez is guitarist, producer and engineer from Zaragoza (SPAIN), based in Los Angeles (USA). With and very unique an eclectic career and background, he worked with several international artists with worldwide exposure. He is involved in projects with some of the most prestigious names in the music industry. Also he was selected to be part of the Grammy Next, program designed to identify and empower the next generation of industry leaders, and he is current elected member of The Recording Academy – Producers and Engineers Wing.
As professional he worked in several roles and styles:
-He played and worked in projects with, for example: Rafa Sardina ( Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson,…), Aureo Baqueiro ( Sin Bandera, Alejandro Fernandez,…), Vinnie Colaiutta ( Sting, Jeff Beck,…), Victor Indrizzo ( Beck, Alanis Morissette,…), Sean Hurley ( John Mayer, Alicia Keys,…), Juan de Dios Martin ( Baron Rojo, Camarón,…), Arturo Solar ( Maria Carey, Christina Aguilera,…), Carlos Rodgarman ( Juan Gabriel, The Rodgarband,…), Carlitos del Puerto ( Bruce Springteen, Chick Korea,…), Benjamin J. Shepherd ( Peter Erskine, Lee Ritenour,…), Bunny Burnell ( Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter,…), Rafa Esparza-Ruiz ( Ricky Martin, Santana,…), Javo Barrera ( La Quinta Estacion, Cristian Castro,…), Andrew Gouche ( Prince, Chaka Khan,…), Matt Rhode ( American Idol, Anastasia,…), Carmine Rojas ( David Bowie, Rod Steward,…),, Bernard Fowler ( The Rolling Stones,…), Jory Steinberg ( Toto, Quincy Jones,…), Emiliano Caballero ( Bon Jovi, Jill Scott,…),…and many others.
-He recorded and toured with Perrozompopo ( Nicaraguan songwriter Grammy nominated), in several international shows.
-He recorded and toured with Karamba (Cuban band, several times CubaDisco nominated) with major concerts around Spain, Europe, USA and Cuba. Also he worked in the project nominated to the CubaDisco “Un Puente hacía La Habana” featuring by Eliades Ocha, La Shica, Fuel Fandango, Javier Ojeda (Danza Invisible), Pedrito Calvo, El Bicho, Qva Libre, Raul Paz, Dejavu, Adrian Berazain, Buena Fe, Leoni Torres and Mario Diaz.
-He produced, recorded and toured Fulanito de Tal’s album, (winner of the latest edition of X Factor – Spain). By this project, he also worked with artists like Mariano Casanova (star of the film “Historia de un grupo de rock” by Juanma Bajo-Ulloa) and Vanito Brown, among others.
-He developed Tinglao fusion band, where he reflected his musical mixtures. With this jazz-fusion project, he shared the stage with world-wide artists like Robben Ford, Esperanza Spalding, Bill Evans, The Earth Wind and Fire Experience, Christian Scott, Chris Dave, Jazzanova, Pepe Bao or Stanley Jordan. He composed, recorded and produced the album” Por encontrar más luz”.
Besides, he has Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, thus achieving in specialized way go into the world of sound and 1electric guitar hardware. He has endorsements by prestigious international brands (Shur, CAA, Providence, G-Lab, La Bella). Also, he was honored of becoming a dual member of the Recording Academy (Grammy) and the Latin Recording Academy (Latin Grammy) and member in the American Federation of Musicians, with Distinction in Arts.
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