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Carlos Lastra


Graduated at Berklee College of Music class 1985. He also has studied improvisation and saxophone technique with Bill Pierce, Jerry bergonzi and Gary Smulian. Back to Buenos Aires he has been a muscian performing on many musical proyects on the Buenos Aires jazz escene.

He has played with musicians as Dave kikosky; Jorge López Ruiz; “Negro” Gonzalez; “Fats” Fernandez; Jim Kelly; Jim Odgren; Hernán Merlo; Erling Kroner; “Quintino”Cinalli; Lito Epumer; Osvaldo fatoruzo; “Mono”Fontana; Ernesto jodos; Hugo Fatoruso; Pedro Aznar; “Pepi”Taveira; Enrique Norris and Daniel lastra between many others.

As a teacher he has been teaching at E.M.C (contemporary music school); E.Mu and he is a permanent teacher right now at the Manuel de falla concervatory.

He has been a director of the popular music school at the superior arts academy at San Carlos de Bariloche for three consecutive years and he coordinates right now the the school of musical practice “Jazz ensambles”.

He has also recorder the Cds: 1990 Jorge Lopez Ruiz “Espacios”; 1993 Lito Epumer “Lito Epumer”; 1995 Hernan Merlo “Hernán Merlo”; 1997 Quintino Cinalli “Quintino Cinalli”; 1999 Hernesto Jodos “Hernesto Jodos Sexteto”; 2000 Javier Cohen “Buenas”; 2001 Hernán Merlo “Con sin”; 2004 Carlos Lastra “Siete matices de gris”; 2008 Hernesto Jodos “El Jardín seco”(Clarin award to the best jazz album 2009); since 2007 he is a leader of his own group composed by Cristian Bórtoli on bass and Sebastian Grasshaus on drums where he made his first album recording “Ciudad de los invisibles”.

On the Scene with Carlos Lastra