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Born in Puerto Rico in 1988, guitarist Gabriel Vicéns started delving seriously into music by the age of 14. His growing passion for jazz began at the age of 16, and just a year later, he started playing in local clubs with some of the best local jazz musicians. In high school, he played with the school’s jazzband, with which he won two competitions in Orlando, Florida as Outstanting Soloist. His interest for classic rock and alternative music has been another significant influence throughout his life.

By the end of high school, he received an Outstanding Musicianship Award and a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, but instead decided to go to the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, where he majored in Jazz Performance for Jazz Guitar. As a student, he had the opportunity to play, learn, and develop friendships with Miguel Zenon, Eddie Gomez, Kenny Werner, David Sanchez, John Faddis, Bill Boris, Charlie Sepulveda, Danilo Perez, Luis Marin, Fernando Mattina, and Paoli Mejias. In 2010 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Conservatory as the first jazz guitarist and has just completed his first full length, critically acclaimed album, “Point In Time”, featuring jazz legend Eddie Gómez and tenor saxophonist David Sánchez. Currently, he is also giving guitar lessons at a collegiate level at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.


YouTube: Gabriel Vicéns Quintet, La Diferencia