The Mediterranean Jazz Guitar
Ximo Tébar is “Marca España” [Spanish Brand], a tasty fusion influenced by the classics, art of methodical virtuosity and daring jazzistic innovation. More than three decades ago, jazz guitarist, composer and producer Ximo Tebar began to promote his own projects fusing jazz with Mediterranean music. He has never stopped playing with jazz giants (Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson, Joey DeFrancesco, Idris Muhammad…). The great jazz organist Lou Bennett presented him in France as a “new guitar talent”, George Benson defined his style as a new voice of the guitar, Benny Golson said about him “He’s astounding”, and the prestigious French magazine Jazz Magazine highlighted him as «Le jazzman espagnol… un improvisateur de aute volée»
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Ximo Tebar (Jazz Guitar Player, Composer, Teacher and Producer) is a connoisseur of jazz tradition and way of playing the guitar and has been endorsed publicly by prominent jazz masters as Benny Golson and George Benson.
Its international led him to take up residence in New York where he has performed at venues such like the Apollo Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, etc., Collaborating and recording with musicians like Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Dave Samuels, Joey DeFrancesco, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Louie Bellson, Anthony Jackson, Johnny Griffin, Tom Harrell, Idris Muhammad, Arturo O’Farrill or Dave Schnitter, etc.
His extensive discography (16 albums as a leader), the numerous awards he has received (4 times awarded by Ministry of Culture 1989-90. Two “Dexter Gordon’s Award” by RTVE “Jazz Entre Amigos” 1991. IAJE New York Education Academy JAZZ AWARD 2007, etc. .), the excellent reviews it has received, and especially modern eclecticism and his music has led him to occupy a special place in the world of contemporary jazz… (Read more. Extended Biography, Awards…)