Gabi Martinez is guitarist, producer and engineer from Zaragoza (SPAIN), based in Los Angeles (USA). With a 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 with Multi Platinum artists as Draco Rosa, Enrique Bunbury, Pablo Alboran, Sebastian Yatra, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pepe Aguilar, Ara Malikian, Jose Maria Cano (from Mecano), Iza, …, in events as the prestigious Person Of The Year in the Grammys Awards. Also he worked in projects with, for example: Rafa Sardina (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson,…), Aureo Baqueiro (Sin Bandera, Alejandro Fernandez,…), Vinnie Colaiutta ( Sting, Jeff Beck,…), Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston,…), Gregg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder,…), Kenny Aronoff (Mick Jagger, John Fogerty,…), Victor Indrizzo (Beck, Alanis Morissette,…), Luis Conte (James Taylor, Phil Collins,…), 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,…), Javo Barrera (La Quinta Estacion, Cristian Castro,…), Matt Rhode (American Idol, Anastasia,…), Matt Rollings (Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton,…), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie, Rod Steward,…), Chris Cheney (Celine Dion, Slash,…), Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones,…), Jory Steinberg (Toto, Quincy Jones,…),…and many others.
–He recorded and toured with Perrozompopo ( Nicaraguan songwriter Grammy nominated).
-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 electric 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.