CROSSBEAT
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CROSSBEAT

Miami, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Miami, Florida, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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Formed in 2013 after playing many times together as part of musical entertainment for all kind of venues around Miami area, Crossbeat is a new concept of jazz fusion/world music trio. Borne from relationship between guitarist Michel Gonzalez, bassist Jannio Hidalgo and drummer Michael Font.  These musicians carry many different music backgrounds. When they put together their ideas, they create a colorful and vibrant palette of original songs that doesn't pass unnoticed. Creativity, fresh sound and powerful performance make this trio unique. All components of musical composition mixed with spicy rhythms bring into being a beautiful adventure where frontiers are out of existence. Crossbeat really open an imaginary door where all sensations take unbelievable forms and sound.

Michel Gonzรกlez (born 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Galicia, Spain) is a guitar player, composer, arranger, producer and educator.He studied classical guitar at Malleusis Conservatory in Vigo and Conservatorio Profesional de Musica de Santiago de Compostela .He also took master classes with Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Banacos, Jorge Pardo, and Barry Harris, and earned his professional diploma at Estudio Escola de Musica. In addition, Michel was subsequently awarded a scholarship from A.I.E (Society of Artists and Performances of Spain) to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Professional Music.
His musicianship and versatility have earned him opportunities to perform in US, Mexico, Dubai, Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, sharing the stage with internationally-recognized artist and ensembles such Oscar Stagnaro, Skip Hadden, Mark Walker, Marta Gomez, Abe Rabade, Chino Nunez, Luis Enrique, Robert Vilera, Federico Britos, Luisito Quintero, Mili Bermejo, Alex Alvear, Ensemble Otodoma, Marcus Santos, Jesus Hidalgo and Yarina among others. In 2013,he was nominated by Latin Grammy Academy for participated as arranger, producer and guitar player in  " Para ser un Sol" by Jesus Hidalgo. Jannio Hidalgo is a composer, singer, bassist, guitar player, producer and arranger from Venezuela. He is co-founder with his bothers, Jesus Hidalgo and Jaime Hidalgo of Urbanda (one of the most prestigious pop bands in Venezuela), and also an exclusive composer for Universal Publishing. Michael Font was born in Matanzas, Cuba. Graduated from Escuela Nacional de Arte de La Habana. Member of the Nueva Esparta Symphonic Orchestra. He specializes in Latin, Afro Cuban rhythms and percussion.




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