GABRIEL GUERRERO & QUΔΠTUM
~ Music can be perceived from many perspectives, sounds and colors can change suddenly, take unexpected directions. Music from the past can be alive at any moment by the magic of recordings. The natural randomness of nature and universe is the perspective of QUΔΠTUM as a musical force. Unveiling the power of improvisation by the solos and constructions of the compositions QUΔΠTUM makes justice to each unique moment.~
QUΔΠTUM began in 2015 in New York, and performed a monthly residency at Terraza 7, one of the most iconic venues for creative music in New York. In 2019 Gabriel Guerrero & QUΔΠTUM project was awarded the “New Work Grant” by the New York Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York City Council, to record QUΔΠTUM’s album “Equilibrio”
The album will be released in 2020.
FELIX LECAROS – drums
Few Chilean jazz musicians have, at such a young age, become soloists deemed as essential listening among their peers as drummer Félix Lecaros has, since the beginning of the decade. Based in New York City, Felix is a first call drummer in the
demanding New York scene. Felix has participated in more than 45 records. Coming from a Chilean jazz dynasty of the highest order, Felix began his training in front of the drums and cymbals at the age of six with at the Roberto Lecaros School of Music and Jazz until 2002. Since 1992 Felix played at local jam sessions emulating the sounds of his idols: Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones and above all, Tony Williams. His career highlights include numerous concerts and jazz festivals in Chile and abroad. On a national level, he has played all over the country, and international tours have led him to Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, Jamaica, Nassau, United States, Sweden, Haiti, Canada, Spain, England, Poland, South Korea, and China.
He has participated in jam sessions and concerts with international musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Danilo Pérez, Arnie Lawrence, Sheryl Bailey, Stanley Clarke, Bruce Barth, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers.
He has participated in jam sessions and concerts with international musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Danilo Pérez, Arnie Lawrence, Sheryl Bailey, Stanley Clarke, Bruce Barth, Mike Stern, Dennis Chambers, Aaron Goldberg, Perico Sambeat, Jorge Rosy, Gilad Hekselman, Yotam Silberstein, Kevin Hays, Melissa Aldana, Joe Fonda, Or Bareket, Peter Slavov, Seamus Blake, Tom Guarna, Carl Winther, John Benitez, among others.
SETH TRACHY – saxophone
Seth Trach is a Brooklyn based Saxophonist. His debut album Zygmon, featuring Mcarthur fellow Miguel Zenon will be released on Ropeadope records at the end of 2019.
As a co-leader Seth has released albums featuring Steve Cardenas and Kenny Werner. In addition, he has performed or recorded with Chop and Quench (the Fela! band), Peter Bernstein, Henry Cole, David Douglas, Clarence Penn, Etienne Charles and Jonathon Maron. He is currently touring with the Afro-Colombian ensemble Rebolu.
Seth grew up in the rural Appalachian Mountains and fell in love with black American music through his father’s record collection. This led to his taking up the saxophone and attending William Patterson University on full scholarship. He has since been investigating musical forms from across the African diaspora, including through arranging Baka pygmy music for his quartet Zygmon, studying Ashanti drumming in Ghana, and playing with Afro-Latino and gospel musicians.
WILL SLATER – bass
Will Slater, a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, is an in-demand bassist, performing regularly in New York and New England. Will has performed / recorded with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Peter Bernstein, Anthony Wonsey, Bruce Barth, Kenny Werner, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dayna Stephens, David Schnitter, Yoron Israel, Jeb Patton, Tommy Campbell, Joe Hunt, Bob Moses, Kimberly Thompson, Yoko Miwa, Melissa Aldana, Joe Magnarelli, Mark Guiliana, Rudy Royston, Jeff Hershfield, Gabriel Guerrero, Tim Miller, Phil Grenadier, Rob Schniederman, Greg Hopkins, Leo Genovese, and many other artists. He has performed at such venues as the Blue Note, Birdland, Blues Alley, 55 Bar, Smalls, Minton’s, Mezzrow, Cornelia Street Café, Scullers, the Regatta Bar, the Beehive, Wally’s, Jordan Hall, the Ryles Jazz Cub and the Lily Pad. In 2009 he was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk competition. Will has also appeared internationally at such festivals as the Panama, Aspen, Litchfield and Atlanta jazz festivals and has toured in Japan, Colombia, and Eastern Europe in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the United States.