Cristobal Rey
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Cristobal Rey


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1.- Octopus King "Farmaco in Dependiente" (2003)

2.- Octopus King "Cocktail" (2005)

3.- Cristóbal Rey en la voz de Gabriela Ernst "Canta" (2010)

4.- Cristóbal Rey Quinteto "Abya Yala" (2010)



" Cristóbal Rey is not the typical pianist and composer. His studies were mostly self-directed and he has seemingly become an advanced arranger by relying on intuition alone. He is now presenting one of the most beautiful author's works of the year.
(Antonio Voland - La Panera entertainment journal - Chile)

" Jazz with a Chilean accent " (Antonio Carlos Michael - Journal O Globo - Brazil)

Cristóbal Rey was presented the Chilean Fondart national arts award in 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011, and is now simultaneously presenting two works:

Cristóbal Rey Quintet
The "Abya Yala" CD and DVD

Bursting with rhythmic and melodic tones from the South, this composition is aesthetically instrumental. Reflecting today's mosaic in South America, it walks the fine line between embracing and denying modern living, flowing from jazz and folk music in symphonic shades, heir to five hundred years of reinventing Our Americas.

This work has been staged on several occasions in Chile and abroad.

· Gabriela Olivares: cello
· Andrés Perez: clarinet, tenor sax
· Marcelo Córdova: double-bass
· Amaru Lopez: Latin percussion
· Cristóbal Rey: piano, composition and arrangements 56-2-3569894 / 56-2-79572654

Cristóbal Rey (Quartet)

This is the new work to be premiered in 2011. The melodic identity of its composer dances through a song format ranging from jazz to rock and from pop to folk music.

· Valentina Palleras: background vocals and acustic guitar
· Patricio Rojas: electric bass and background vocals
· Amaru Lopez: Latin percussion and background vocals
· Cristóbal Rey: lead vocals, piano, composition and arrangements.