In Paradise With: Santiago Martínez

In Paradise With Santiago Martinez

We are very happy to welcome Santiago Martínez to the Paradise Family! Colombian artist Santiago Martínez is preparing his second album “Camera Obscura” in which he explores the piano solo format, with seven compositions inspired by the plot and cinematography of seven different thrillers and crime movies…

Which is dropping tomorrow! Want to get to know him more before his release? Read our exclusive interview below.. 

Q: What is your original hometown & your current residency place?

A: Cali, Colombia.

Q: Tell us in a short way about your musical background & early influences.

A: I was raised in a very musical environment, especially with jazz, classical music, Colombian folklore, Brazilian music and rock

Q: What is your favorite digital service to discover fresh new music?

A: Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Bandcamp

Q: What is the very first musical product you acquired or discovered? 

A: Jerusalem by Alpha Blondy in vinyl (12’’)

Q: Which of your own projects is exciting you the most at the moment?

A: My own solo piano project “Santiago Martínez” in which I will release my second album “Camera Obscura”.

Q: Which are your proudest musical achievement and a genuine milestone in your career?

A: Playing in FIMU (Belfort, France), in Estereo Picnic (Bogotá, Colombia) and Congo Square Festival (New Orleans, USA). Also recording 2 EP’s in Liverpool and Birmingham as a part of a research project.

Q: What is your dream gig and performance location today?

A: North Sea Jazz Fest, Perugia, Montreux Jazz Festival. And having a gig at Ronnie Scott’s (London).

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