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2017 Summer Jazz Fest Presents The Gabriel Palatchi Trio
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 19:00 - 23:30

Join Argentinian pianist, composer, and Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist Gabriel Palatchi for an eclectic musical journey with an original blend of cultures that features latin jazz, tango, funk, middle east and more!

2017 summer jazz festival, Ticketed Event

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 such as Alvaro Torres, Ricardo Nole and Ernesto Jodos.

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 Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival, Quebec City International Jazz Festival, , Riviera Maya Jazz Festival, Waterloo International Jazz Festival, Victoria Tango Festival, Kaslo Jazz Festival, Starbelly Jam Music Festival, Robson Valley Music Festival,  Puerto Morelos Music FestivalCaribbean Days Festival, Fiestaval Latin Festival and Central Music Festival among others.  The promotional tour for “Diario de Viaje” and “Caja Musical”, has been incredibly successful, creating a buzz in each local music scene that the band visits.

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 Colombia, Newstime South Africa,  and Inside World Music among many others.

Currently, Gabriel splits his time between Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal), Mexico (Caribbean and Mexico City) and Argentina (Buenos Aires).

His new and 3rd album TRIVOLUTION was 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.


•    Gabriel Palatchi (Argentina) – piano & hammond

•    Kerry Galloway (Canada) – electric bass

Chema Gonzalez (Mexico) –  drums