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Willie Oteri / Bio

Guitar Player Magazine Top 3 Editors pick December 2010
Please visit www.reverbnation.com/wd41 to see what Willie it up to these days.

Willie Oteri may be best described as a musician and band leader who pushes players into new territory of exploration and creativity, as one reviewer at DGM stated "I have never heard Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto play so loose and free as they do on Willie’s “Spiral Out”." Always one to re-invent himself and not worried about genre labels Willie has produced records of Blues based Rock, Jazz Funk, Free Jazz, Progressive Rock and strange things in between. Dividing his time between Italy and the United States Willie Oteri is a guitarist, producer, sound artist, composer, nomad and living example of perseverana. His latest CD reached number 24 in the Top 50 Most Recommended Reviews 2009 at All About Jazz, the world's largest and most read Jazz publication. Willie has also worked with and produced recordings with Brannen Temple, Tony Levin, Stu Hamm, Jerry Marotta, Mike Keneally, Chris Maresh, Dave Laczko, Scott Amendola, JA Deane, Takaharu Hayakawa, Natsuki Kido, Markus Reuter and many more.

Guitarist/Composer Willie Oteri is one of those rare people who have, to their credit, not one, but two careers as a musician. One which saw him on stage with names such as Doobie Brothers, Chaka Khan, Bob Seger and Neil Young among others, and a second, after a trip to hell and back (read more at myspace.com/willieoteri), that saw the emergence of an innovative bandleader and recording artist with names like Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter and Mike Keneally among others for colleagues and co-musicians. a heady concoction of freely improvised rock music which, like it's leader's experiences, can also take one to hell, heaven and back. - T.L. Mazumdar

General Info

Band Members
Various forms include, Dave Laczko, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Schroeder, Sylvia Oelkrug, Scott Amendola, JA Deane, Jan Fitschen, Jerry Marotta, Alex Arcuri...
Artist Name
Willie Oteri
Home Page
Jazz / Avant Garde / Free Jazz / Improvisation - Progressive Jazz and Rock

Contact Info

Austin, TX
Angela C Villa