Gil Tower / Bio

Gilberto was born in Caracas, Venezuela where he performed with the Simón Bolívar Youth Symphony Orchestra ( El Sistema). Later, he moved to Cologne, Germany to study music and that is where he formed his Big Band Latin Jazz group called Guapacha which toured all over Europe. Gilberto has toured all over Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Köln, Krefeld, Künzelsauer, Leverkusen, Munich, Selm, Uhlhof) performing Jazz and Latin music. He also worked closely with a German entertainment company called Alba Kultur Aktion and had the opportunity to tour and perform internationally in places such as: Amsterdam-Holland, Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, and Cuba.

In 1995, he moved to the United States where he continues to work as a professional flute player, vocalist, composer, arranger, producer, and teacher. He holds a double Bachelor's degree in Music Performance and Music Education from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University of Long Beach. Gilberto has also participated in the Latin American Festival in downtown Long Beach, CA where he premiered his Latin Jazz Big Band Guapacha (in the United States) and released their new CD in the USA called "Something Different." He also owns his own entertainment/production company called Guapacha Productions which represents Guapacha (Big Band Latin Jazz/Salsa Group consisting of 13 members), the Gil Tower Latin Jazz Trio & Quartet, other small ensembles, and also produces music for film, T.V., and jingles. He is currently working on combining his extensive knowledge of Latin music with the knowledge he acquired in Brazilian music while studying with professional musicians in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador-Bahia, and Recife (Brazil) in his upcoming CD.

Some of the musicians Gilberto has had the pleasure of performing with include: Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Dr. Dre, Poncho Sanchez, Banda Brothers, Thalia, Alvaro Torres, Luis Enrique, Justo Almario, Angela Carrasco, Jose Maria Napoleon, Alex Acuña, Cachao, Grupo Tolu, Luis Conte, Arturo Sandoval, Max Roach, Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, Rob Curto, Carlos Oliveira, Edu Ribeiro, Marcos Silva, Michael Spiro, Mark Lamson, and many other professional artists. Gilberto has recorded about 10-15 CD’s of his own compositions.

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Lakewood, CA