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Pedro Aznar

Pedro Aznar, given birth to in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied classical electric guitar, piano, electric powered and acoustic bass, percussion, and structure in Buenos Aires with the Berklee University of Music in Boston, MA. He founded the group Serú Girán in 1978, probably one of the most well-known and important ensembles in Latin American well-known music. Serú Girán disbanded in 1982, but reunited in 1992, creating a platinum studio room recording and gathering the biggest audience, compared to that day, for any concert tour in Argentina. Aznar became a member of the Pat Metheny Group in 1983 as multi-instrumentalist and vocalist after Pat Metheny noticed a tape of his house recordings. The group offering Aznar within the lineup toured the entire world extensively and documented three Grammy-awarded albums: First Group, Letter FROM YOUR HOME, and THE STREET to You, along with the soundtrack towards the film The Falcon as well as the Snowman. Aznar’s second single album, Contemplación, presented the accompaniment of many members from the Pat Metheny Group. As an associate from the Pat Metheny Group, Aznar performed acoustic guitar, saxophone, both untuned and tuned percussion (including metal drums), and melodica, furthermore to performing and whistling. He also published or co-wrote many tunes included on Pat Metheny Group albums. Aznar released two information being a duo with Charly García: Tango in 1986 and Tango 4 in 1991, both of these turning platinum. The last mentioned also earned the ACE Award from the Argentine Association of Entertainment Critics for Greatest Rock Album of this season. He also documented with ethnomusicologist and researcher Leda Valladares on Grito en un Cielo, an anthology of Andean traditional folk tracks. He had written the scores to many films, earning the SADAIC Prize (Argentine Composers Association) and three Sterling silver Condors (Film Critics Association of Argentina) for Greatest Film Rating. Pedro in addition has constructed music for ballet, theatrical parts, artwork exhibitions, multi-media occasions, and art movies, and a Concerto for String Orchestra and Synthesizers, commissioned with the Mayo Chamber Orchestra. In 1992, he released a poetry reserve, Pruebas de Fuego. He also constructed and documented duets with performers Mercedes Sosa and Caetano Veloso in 1993 for an record sponsored by UNICEF to progress knowing of Children’s Privileges. Pedro Aznar provides released six single albums, three soundtrack albums and added his significant abilities to over 40 albums with various other artists.

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