Cristobal & Latin Groove

Cristobal & Latin Groove


Smooth jazz grooves blended with rock and world music highlighting acoustic & electric guitars.


Guitar virtuoso Cristóbal brings an original, fresh sound that delights and enthralls audiences.

Born in Colorado, he was enriched by the traditional Latin folk music of Colorado and New Mexico in a musical family environment. Initially studying saxophone at the age of 10, Cristobal became enamored of the guitar's immense tonal spectrum and complex chord possibilities at age 12. Excelling in both instruments, he earned recognition as a soloist in the classical and jazz genres. Additionally, he performed as the lead guitarist in a variety of bands that performed everything from funk to country to popular rock.

Composing since early teens, Cristobal developed his own unique contemporary style inspired by his Latin roots. Cristóbal's debut CD Guitarra Contenta combines the familiar stylings of Latin and Brazilian jazz, rock and salsa with foot-tapping, energetic rhythms and infectious melodies. The album includes sambas, latin funk, smooth grooves, as well as exotic Middle Eastern moods.

Cristobal continually mesmerizes and entertains with his technical finesse and unforgettable melodies.


CD - Guitarra Contenta

Set List

Set 1
C-Dog Groove (original)
Blue Bossa
Breezin' (George Benson-samba style)
Suave (original)
Painted Desert (original)
Black Magic Woman
Girl from Ipanema
Take Five
Still Got the Blues
Way of the World
Guitarra Contenta (original)
Todo Es Sonido

Set 2
Vida Nueva (original)
Summertime (bossa nova)
Con Mi Hermano (original)
Indecision (original)
Mister Magic
Vamos A Rio (original)
Oye Como Va
Bella Pamela
The Latin Groove (original)
Shedding Skin (original)
Salsa Caliente (original)