Presented by the Central Music Festival Society, acclaimed and truly unique musician Gabriel Palatchi performs at the Elks Lodge on June 17th at 8 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.centralmusicfest.com.
His newest and third CD TRIVOLUTION was released in Mexico City in June 2015, and he and his band are currently on a three-month trek across the country with a whopping 45 shows.
“You hear so many different genres on the CD because those are all of the musical influences I have in my life,” he explained during a recent chat. “We try to create original fusions with all of those influences,” he said, adding it is indeed an amazing process of putting it all together in the studio.
“That’s a one-way ticket for sure,” he added with a laugh of those particular creative experiences. He said the studio is more about getting the concept exactly the way you want it to be. “The magic of the studio is that you can make it perfectly.” But playing live is that rich, sometimes mysterious and wonderful opportunity of being able to take those same songs to a new level, he said.
Palatchi, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina originally, started playing piano at age eight, going on to study classical music at the conservatory Manuel de Falla school in Argentina.
This led to a high school musical production degree. He then went on to pursue a degree in music from the Berklee International School in Argentina.
After graduating in 2008, he packed up his piano and traveled aboard to further develop his musical experiences.
Ultimately, there is nothing that can compare with the joys of making music, and the collaborations that are a part of that, he said, adding that music, in his view, is ultimately is key to human survival. “I don’t really see life without it,” he said.
There’s also nothing quite like hitting the road and taking his tunes to the masses – no matter where a particular tour might take him. “We get to meet a lot of different people and we get to see so many different places, too. And we always get a really good reception from people as well.
“Whether you like this music or not – it’s not something you would really hear anywhere else. It’s original. But yes, we love touring – it’s an adventure!”
Over the year, his diverse musical experiences led to the composition and production of his first solo album Diario de Viaje (Travel Diary), recorded in 2010 in Mexico City, which was chosen as one of the best Latin Jazz CD’s of the year by JAZZ FM TORONTO.
His second CD, Caja Musical was recorded in Buenos Aires in 2013.
Both productions feature arrangements from over 20 accomplished musicians from Latin America.
His music is being played on radio stations all over the world from Alaska through South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
Currently, Palatchi splits his time between Canada, Mexico and Argentina.
Also of note – his band has performed at many international music festivals such as the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, Sunfest Festival, Orangeville Jazz Festival, Quebec City Jazz Festival, Waterloo Jazz Festival, Kaslo Jazz Festival, Sherbrooke World Music Festival, the Regina Jazz Festival, the Puerto Morelos Music Festival, Kispiox Valley Festival, Artswells Festival, the Caribbean Days Festival and the Starbelly Jam Festival among many others.