Abe Rábade Trío
Abe was born in Santiago de Compostela (Galiza) on September 8, 1977. He began his musical studies at age 4 in the Historic Conservatory of Santiago, where the method employed for beginners was Kódaly, a way of learning that emphasizes creativity and intuition above all. He continued my career at the jazz school “Estudio escola de música”, also in Compostela. Solfège was taught with standard jazz songs and he quickly discovered that improvisation could be the highest expression of this art form called music. In 1995, he went to Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), where he graduated Cum Laude in Jazz Composition and Piano Performance in 1999.
In 2000 he returned to his hometown of Santiago de Compostela, as he always intended. Abe considers music to be one of the most powerful means for emotional communication and a path for intuition. These are guiding principles for all of his projects.
His primary instrument is the piano, and his second, the drums. He is also a composer and teacher. Since 1996, he has been the director of an acoustic jazz trio. At present, the trio consists of Abe, Pablo Martín Caminero (double bass), and Bruno Pedroso (drums). Abe occasionally performs and records with quintets and septets.
Pablo Martín Caminero (double-bass)
Pablo was born in Vitoria in 1974. His musical background is in performance, composition and production. As a performer he has had remarkable collaborations with Bandart Orchestra under the direction of Gordan Nikolic, chamber music with Maria Joao Pires, as well as performances with different symphonies. He was a member of Gerardo Núñez Trío and Chano Domínguez Sextet.
Today, he accompanies flamenco guitar player Niño Josele, and working on a new project called UHF (Ultra High Flamenco), a group with a fresh instrumental flamenco vision. He is also member of the Howes, Lechner, Martín Trío, where they work on improvisation over songs coming from clasical music, and collaborate with Novitango Trío.
As a composer, he released Doméstica album, and CD+DVD combo called "El caminero". He wrote the score for the Antonio Hernández film El menor de los males, as well as a great number of short films. He composed and produced the documentary soundtrack for Guadalquivir with guitarist Josemi Carmona and vocalist Estrella Morente.
In 2005, Pablo established along with Paco Salazar the label Bost Espacio Creativo, which publishes jazz (Israel Sandoval), Flamenco (José Manuel León) and Tango (Federico Lechner Tango Trío), as well as others.
Now he is preparing his next personal projects, and being part of "Afectos" by Rocío Molina, the flamenco dancer. He also plays regularly with Jorge Pardo as part of his project "Huellas".
Bruno Pedroso (drums)
Hailing from Lisbon, Pedro took instruction from established musicians in the Portuguese scene, and frequented the Academia de Amadores de Música and Escola de Jazz do Hot Clube de Portugal”. Later, he studied in New York with Leon Parker, Carl Allen, Jordi Rossy, Adam Nussbaum and Billy Hart.
In 1995, he became part of academic staff at Escola de Jazz do Hot Clube de Portugal. Armed with an astounding musicality and versatility , Bruno is one of the most sought-after Portuguese jazz players. He has played and recorded with Zé Eduardo, Nuno Ferreira, Fátima Serro, Kiko, Nelson Cascais, Carlos Barretto, Tomás Pimentel, Carlos Martins and the Moreira brothers. He regularly accompanies well known international artists when they visit Portugal, including Nicholas Payton, Gregory Tardy, Rick Margitza, Aaron Goldberg, Perico Sambeat, Ivan Paduart, Ricky Ford, Richard Galliano, Ron Jackson, and others.