Oaxacan-born guitarist and composer Gil Gutiérrez has been wowing audiences with his virtuosity for decades, most recently alongside the great Doc Severinsen. His music and playing have attracted attention across the globe, from North and South America to Europe through his many recordings, film scores, and concert appearances.
Mr. Gutiérrez has toured South America and Spain with Ana Gabriel, Ricardo Arjona, Francisco Céspedes and Pedro Guerra, and composed music for such films as El Cochero, Una Causa Noble, and El Alcazar de Chapultepec. Since 2007 Mr. Gutiérrez has directed and performed in more than sixty concerts with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel 5, appearing with symphony orchestras across the United States. In January of 2011 they presented their unique program at New York City’s Carnegie Hall accompanied by the New York Pops. Gil Gutiérrez has performed as a guest soloist with the Minneapolis and the Florida Symphony. Arturo Sandoval invited the guitarist to perform as a special guest soloist at the Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts.
After studying classical guitar at the Benito Juárez Autonomous University in Oaxaca with teachers José Benitez from Peru and Jose Saldana from Mexico, Mr. Gutiérrez’ interests spread to many musical genres, such as jazz, flamenco and son cubano. Some of his most revered recordings include Tejate (2012), Huapangos Toreros (2002) and several with Doc Severinsen including Oblivion (2014).
For his trio, Gil teams up with violinist Bob Stern and bassist David Rodriguez.
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