Marta Gomez
Gig Seeker Pro

Marta Gomez

Band World Jazz


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"World Beater"

It’s natural to think of Marta Gomez as a local artist – after all, the native Colombian enrolled at Berklee in 1999 and has become one of the most popular artists on the local world – music circuit…..What makes Gomez popular with voters? On disc, her superb songwriting hooks your ear whether you’re Spanish speaker or not…..As far as Boston audiences are concerned, she’s ready for the big time.
Jon Garelick
- The Boston Phoenix. May 19, 2006

"Entre cada palabra. Marta Gomez"

Recorded live, sans overdubs, at St. Peter’s Church in New York by audiophile label Chesky, “Entre cada palabra” in grace personified. Born in Colombia and schooled at Berklee College of Music, Gomez sings with a quiet, passionate radiance in an austere, largely acoustic instrumental setting of wafting flute lines, clapped rhythms, percolating percussion and bright- stringed guitars. - Billboard Magazine. March 28, 2006

"Marta Gomez . Cantos de agua dulce"

….Gomez, who started singing as a child in a church choir in Cali, Colombia, has sublime voice as pure and clear as Andean mountain air. Her music is fluid and serene, made for quiet listening, not for dancing mambo. Its airiness and delicacy are enhaced by the superb recording quality on this audiophile label, a rare gem in Latin music. - Los Angeles Times. November 28, 2004

"A Pan - Latin Mix of Beats: Folk, Pop and African"

Women’s forthright voices sailed over South American percussion when the Latinas tour came to Symphony Space on Tuesday night.
Totó la Momposina from Colombia, Mariana Montalvo from Chile and Belo Veloso from Brazil appear on the collection “Latinas: Women of Latin America” (Putumayo World Music), and the label is sponsoring their nationwide tour. On tuesday night, there was also a guest appearance by Marta Gómez from Colombia, who also appears on the album.
All are self-consciously making pop with traditional ingredients. The music is smoother and more theatrical than its sources, althought the singers choose acoustic instruments and handmade sounds. Even the expatriates among them – Ms Montalvo lives in Paris, Ms Gomez in New Jersey – sang in praise of home and heritage...
- The New York Times. October 14, 2004

"Marta Gomez"

….Gomez uses cumbia, vallenato, bolero and other beats layered under a jazzy instrumental sophistication she picked up from white people when she moved to the States…..The instruments that accompany her are arranged so sparse her voice is a naked as you want the rest of her to be: acoustic guitar, bass, drums and some wispy percussion, Gomez panned center, clarion and cute. - New York Press. August 17-23, 2005

"Looking homeward"

…Rhythms from Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico Peru and Venezuela permeate her passionate songs about love, political struggles and culture. Her latest album “Cantos de agua dulce” was nominated for best Latin Album in Billboard’s 2005 Latin Music Awards, and this spring, Gomez releases “Entre cada palabra”… - The Boston Globe. February 10, 2006

"Marta Gomez"

This album (Cantos de agua dulce) is the essence of Latin cool. Colombian vocalist Marta Gomez recorded 14 engaging tunes, working mainly with a fine trio of musicians and a backing vocalist. Her approach was minimalist, but the payoff for the listener is huge. Gomez has a delightfully musical voice that suggests the feel of a breezy summer day. - Billboard Magazine. November 13, 2004


2001 "Marta Gomez" (Independent)
2003 "Solo es vivir" (BigSur Records)
2004 "Cantos de Agua Dulce" (Chesky records)
2006 "Entre Cada palabra" (Chesky Records)

2003 "Songs Inspired BY literature" included Marta's song "Paula Ausente"
2004 "Putumayo Music presents: women from Latin America" included Marta's
song "La ronda"
2007 "Putumayo music presents: Women of the world acoustic" included
Marta's song "Paula Ausente"



Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music, after receiving the Best Achievement Scholarship, Marta Gomez has developed an extensive music career in the US which has placed her as one of the most interesting singer songwriters on the world music scene today.

Marta Gomez and her group perform a repertoire composed entirely by original songs based on a fascinating variety of rhythms from all over Latin America including Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Argentina mixed with jazz and pop elements. Originally from Colombia, the singer started to compose songs exploring her roots, but when she met the Argentinean musicians to form her group, they decided to share their musical backgrounds to create a distinctive blend of music that reflects the sound and culture of South America.

Franco Pinna

Franco (Drums and percussion) has performed and recorded with some of the best folklore musicians in Argentina, such as Lucho Hoyos, Cesar Isella, Raúl Carnota and Leopoldo Deza. In the U.S. he has played with Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, Jeff Ballard, Bruce Barth, Oscar Stagnaro, Chris Cheek, Guillermo Klein and Claudio Ragazzi among many others. He graduated from Berklee College of Music, and he has studied and developed a unique style based on folklore percussion techniques. For more information, visit and My Space

Fernando Huergo

Argentinean bassist Fernando has performed with Mike Stern, Danilo Perez, Dave Weckl, David Sanchez, Dave Liebman, Claudio Roditi, Tom Harrell, Jeff Ballard, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bruce Barth and Dave Kikoski. He teaches bass at Berklee College of Music. He has recorded more than 70 albums and toured with many latin-jazz artists from around the world. For more information visit and My Space

Yulia Musayelyan

This young multitalented flutist and composer was born in Russia where she studied at the Gnessin School of music before relocating in the States to enter the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Yulia has extensive experience in the classical, contemporary, jazz and world music genres. She has won many awards and distinctions such as the "National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Award" and the "National Merit Foundation" scholarship award. Yulia has toured the US, England, Scotland, France, Latvia, Venezuela and Cuba with various musical projects. She has performed at the 2001 Montreux Jazz off-Festival in Switzerland. Yulia has recorded with artists of diverse genres around the world such as Marta Topferova, Hector Martignon, The Massachusetts Flute Choir, and the Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra among others. For more information, visit and My Space

Emilio Teubal

Pianist Emilio Teubal from Argentina has been living in New York since 1999 where he earned a BFA in Music from the City College of New York, graduating magna cum laude, achieved the Zolot Award and received the Bushwick Composition Award for two consecutive years. Emilio has performed with artist such as Jhon Benitez, Bob Mover, Daniel Binelli, Hector del Curto, Yosvany Terry , Lucia Pulido, and Raul Jaurena just to name a few. He participated in the LA Tango Show “Al Corazon del Tango” performing with the "Lisandro Adrover Quintet" featuring violinist Miguel Bertero. Emilio has also been awarded with the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship 2007 from Meet the Composers. He has also been a member of several NYC based groups such as Sebastian Cruz's "Coba", and "Los Chantas" Tango group. Teubal composes, arranges and plays the piano on his own Argentine Jazz group, “La Balteuband”, with whom he perform regularly in the New York area. You can hear Emilio’s music at Emilio Teubal and My Space