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Pablo Gil Jazz Ensemble with guest Dave Samuels

Pablo Gil has studied in France & US and has the following degrees: M.A. In Jazz Performance, City College of New York, 2000. Degrees in Arrangement, Composition, Piano and History of Jazz in the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, 1996. Premier Prix de Saxophone de la ville de Paris, 1995. Medaille d¹or en Saxophone in the Conservatoire National de Region de Paris, 1995. Diplome de Enseignement superieur des Musiques Modernes in the CIM, Paris, 1992. Lived In Europe from September 1991 to December 1997, where he played, amongst many others, in the following places: 93-96: Conservatoire Superieur de Musique et Danse de Paris, Cite de la Musique, Auditorium des Halles, as a member of the C.N.S.M.D.P jazz big band. 95 Berlin, Moscow and Paris with an international orchestra formed with students from Conservatories in France. Tour in Greece with Balisa. Montecarlo Sporting Club, St Louis Jazz Festival Œ97, Senegal, Musicora Jazz Festival in Boudroum, Turkey. Sultanate of Oman. Cafe Paradiso, Amsterdam. Marciac Jazz Festival (France), Vannes Jazz Festival (France), Lisbon World Expo. Jazz Cafe, London. And many Jazz clubs all over Europe. Lived in New York between January 1998 and September 2001, where he performed in venues such as: Birdland, Knitting Factory, Jazz Gallery, S.O.B¹s, Kavehaz, Izzy Bar, etc.

Has also played in: 1988 Festival de Jazz de Caracas with Cimarron. Festival de Jazz de Barquisimeto with Cimarron. 1989 Festival de Jazz de Caracas, with Julio Mendoza¹s Jazz Quintet.1999 Barranquilla Jazz Festival, in Colombia. Curently lives in Venezuela and performs in jazz clubs and festivals in Europe and the U.S. with his own group or as a sideman.

Dave Samuels has established himself as the top mallet player of his generation. He is recognized for his fresh new sound and creative approach to both the vibraphone and marimba. Samuels has demonstrated his versatility and gained world wide recognition by performing and recording with a broad scope of artists ranging from Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Carla Bley and Pat Metheny to the Yellowjackets, Bruce Hornsby, Frank Zappa, The Fantasy Band and Spyro Gyra.

For over a decade, Samuels has been performing and recording with his group The Caribbean Jazz Project whose most recent CD ŒAfro Bop Alliance’ serves notice that the CJP is the most thoroughly inventive Latin Jazz ensembles of this or any era. The album received a Latin Grammy and was also nominated for a Grammy. Previous cd’s ŒHer and Now ¬ Live in Concert and ŒBirds of a Feather were nominated for “Best Latin Jazz Recording”. Their recording ŒThe Gathering won the Grammy in 2003 for ŒBest Latin Jazz Recording. Some of his other recording projects include ŒRemembrances, a percussion recording that features a commissioned marimba concerto for chamber orchestra and soloist composed by Jeff Beal, and ŒTjaderized - A Tribute to Cal Tjader (Verve) that features contributions from some of Cal¹s former bandmates Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri, Clare Fischer, Ray Barretto, Michael Wolff and Karl Perazzo as well as performances by Dave Valentin and David Sanchez.

Another one of Samuels project's Double Image‹the vibe-marimba duo consisting of Dave Samuels & David Friedman‹celebrates thirty years of performing together. It was 1974 when these two masters of mallet percussion first created the unique combination of vibraphone and marimba. What emerged was a totally new sound and approach that has set a new standard for mallet percussionists everywhere.

Their recordings have received critical acclaim and their performances have been described as spellbinding. Double Image performs music which spans many styles - from jazz standards and original compositions to through-composed pieces and spontaneous improvisations.

Samuels’ longtime association with Spyro Gyra lasted from 1977 to 1994 and includes 20 recordings. During that time, the Grammy-nominated group was named #1 Contemporary Jazz Artist and Contemporary Jazz Group of the ´80s by Billboard magazine .

In addition to his playing, Samuels is a respected educator and author and some of his new works can be found at and

Samuels has been voted “Best Vibes Player” in both Jazziz and Modern Drummer magazines and received numerous Grammy nominations.