Gabriel Palatchi Trio
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Gabriel Palatchi Trio

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF | AFM

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., Argentina | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Latin Jazz




"Global Music Awards!"



“...One of the new young lions of Latin jazz...” -


“…genre-bending eclectic and multi-cultural Trivolution, a vibrant and varied musical package..Young Argentinian pianist Gabriel Palatchi, strikes a chord of amazing sounds in yet another cross-genre musical experiment on Trivolution which, by now, is something to be expected from Palatchi whose revolutionary music is becoming more of the norm, and not the exception, ensuring this gifted musician, a unique place in the ever-changing landscape of jazz, well done! - Edward Blanco


Gabriel Palatchi once again confirms his status as one of the best musicians of the moment with his third album “Trivolution”! …musician extraordinary success achieved by moving to different styles of Latin Jazz and World Music … certainly his flexibility to compose and interpretation is fantastic…” -


“…The punchy and varied beats are a must-hear for fans of world jazz, South American music, and psych-funk concoctions. Trivolution is an excellent album. Join in the fun! - Matthew Forss

"Waterloo Jazz Festival"

“…Their delivery of Latin-flavoured jazz whet the appetite of the audience, got them on their feet moving, and left them thirsty for more. ..” -

"Feels Good Folly Festival"

“…It is impossible to leave a performance unsatisfied. Energy and passion, combined with skill, and a true love for music, has resulted in the dynamic musical juggernaut that is the Gabriel Palatchi trio.” -

"Robson Valley Music Festival"

“…From the first note to the last, our entire audience had to keep picking their jaws up off the floor…” -

"Kelowna Jazz Society"

“…The music encompassed the room and a thrilled audience unleashed, none of us could stop moving.. the evening was a powerhouse of sensations…” -

"Review Kaslo Jazz Fest"

One performance that stood out for me was that of Gabriel Palatchi and his band. The band showed amazing talent both in playing as well as arranging. There predominant style of music was undoubtedly Latin but a word that Palatchi used when describing his music again and again was "fusion". A fusion ranging from tango and Latin to Jewish and jazz. The group seamlessly mixed all of these styles into and amazing collaboration of all original tunes written by Palatchi himself. Palatchi's album Diario de viaje "travel Diaries" is a fantastic album from start to finish. I listened to the cd extensively leading up the festival and loved it. Their live performance awed the crowds and left people wanting more. I talked with a lot of people who saw the performance and for many of them Gabriel Palatchi and his band were their favourite group of the weekend! - Kaslo Jazz Etc Fest

"Review Raul Da Gama"

He is a skilled pianist, who plays with refreshing virtuosity. His mas- tery of the keyboard does not detract from his ability to play with nu- anced expression. His style is so adaptable that he can play with fine tumbao, holding forth with some of the better known pianists of Cuba and other parts of South America....The beautiful manner in which Palatchi melds old segments of folk music in to the transitions from one of his compositions to the next provides just the right contrast between old and new.
- Raul Da Gama - Latin Jazz Network

"Review Don Albert"

"...This fusion of styles comes from various countries, cultures and religions. There is some excellent flute playing, some funky guitar or beautiful acoustic flemenco guitar playing, trombone, trumpet, alto and baritone sax solos as well, even groovy organ playing, and for the tango feel a bandoneon is included, all underpinned by exotic rhythms. The leaders clean latin piano playing is strong and evident troughout, grooving and adapting in his own way to what's happening rhythm wise. Certanly a highly musical journey trough various exciting and entertaining cultural rythms that seems to inspire the musicians. Bravo maestro for a very good debut album.
- Don Albert - Music critic - Newstime Jazzaholic Southafrica.

"Review John Terauds"

"...The resulting 10-track disc spans the stylistic spectrum from Latin-infused jazz to tango to flat-out dance tracks — all tied together with Palatchi's superb keyboard skills. These people make great music, but don't take themselves too seriously. Their good time is infectious. - John Terauds - Music critic The Star

"Review Hilario Duran"

This album has all the necessary ingredients where Gabriel Palatchi has handled very well the elements of modern jazz with Afro-Cuban and Afro-Latin yet without losing the essence and tradition of these styles.
- Hilario Duran Cuban pianist, composer & arranger

"Review Laura Fernandez"

An intelligent and diverse musical excursion. Top notch musicianship, inventive arrangements and elegant form. A nod to past tradition with a modern and refreshing twist. Pianist, Palatchi was born in Argen- tina and clearly has knowledge of a great variety of more traditional musical styles, he however infuses them with his own expression and musical interpretation to create a traveler’s vision which many will enjoy.

- Laura Fernandez Producer & Host Cafe Latino JAZZ.FM91



Gabriel Palatchi’s latest release “Trivolution” was selected as the Gold Medal Winner on the Composer/Album categories and on the TOP TEN 2015 of the “Global Music Awards”.  It was featured in the “Emerging Artists” section of the April 30th 2016 issue of BILLBOARD MAGAZINE.

Gabriel Palatchi was born on August 3, 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  At the age of 8, he started his first piano lessons. He then went on to study classical music at the conservatory Manuel de Falla school in Argentina. His studies led him to a Musical Production degree from the ORT High School. He further expanded his studies with a degree in music from the Berklee international School from Argentina. During this time he studied under many great maestros of Blues, Tango, Jazz and Latin Jazz.

After graduating in 2008, he packed up his piano and started to travel to expand on his musical studies and experiences.

It was in Cuba where he met and studied with several maestros including the master “Chucho” Valdez. He continued his travels to Mexico, where he continued to expand on his musical studies and experience. These travels continue today. Gabriel’s experiences led to the composition and production of his first solo CD entitled “Diario de Viaje” (Travel Diary) in 2010, and was chosen as one of the best Latin Jazz albums of the year by JAZZ FM Toronto.  His second album, ‘Caja Musical’ (music box) was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 2013. Both productions feature musical arrangements from over 20 accomplished musicians from Latin America.  

Gabriel’s music its an original blend of different genres such as Latin Jazz, Tango, Funk, Klezmer, Gypsy, Reggae, Samba and Electronic, a representation of the many cultures which have influenced his music.

For the last 5 years the Gabriel Palatchi Band has toured throughout various parts of Argentina, Mexico and Canada, performing at important venues and international music festivals including the Vancouver International Jazz FestivalVictoria International Jazz FestivalQuebec City International Jazz Festival, , Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, Waterloo International Jazz FestivalVictoria Tango Festival, Kaslo Jazz FestivalStarbelly Jam Music Festival, Robson Valley Music Festival,  Puerto Morelos Music FestivalCaribbean Days FestivalFiestaval Latin Festival and Central Music Festival among others. 

Gabriel’s music is being played on several radio stations all over the world from Alaska through to South America, Europe and the Middle East and even as far as Australia.  It has been reviewed and featured on the Rolling Stone Magazine, Latin Jazz NetworkEjazznews, All About Jazz, Jazz Caribe, The Toronto Star, Salsa Son Timba ColombiaNewstime South Africa,  and Inside World Music among many others.

The new and 3rd album TRIVOLUTION has been recorded and released in Mexico City in June 2015. The album presents a trio concept featuring Jose “Chema” Gonzalez on drums, Kerry Galloway on electric bass and special guests. “The Trivolution Tour CD release” includes countries like Argentina, Mexico, Canada and Europe during 2015 and 2016.

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