Gabriel Minino Garay




"This artist gives life and flair to every orchestra he is a part of » FigaroScope, February 5th 2005"

"Minino Garay’s perfomance is currently the best show that you can find in Jazz, World, and even more rare, in poetry"

Francis Marmande, Le Monde, September 2005
Minino Garay was born in 1965 in Córdoba where he graduated from the National Academy of Music. He then moved to Paris where he started his own band « Les tambours du Sud » featuring some ten percussionists. Minino Garaÿ is awarded with the 2004 "Django d'Or" in the World Music category.
He has collaborated with many musicians all over the world, so just to name a few: Dee Dee Bridgewater (a regular accompanist), Mercedes Sosa, Jacky Terrason, Michel Portal, Stefano di Battista, Julien Lourau, Andre Ceccarelli, Sixun, Raul Barboza, Daniel Mille, Laurent de Wilde, Pierre Blanchard, Mosalini-Beytelmann-Caratini Trio, Tierra del fuego, Antonello Salis, Richard Bona, Leon Parker, Tony Malaby, Emanuelle Cisi, Flavio Voltro, Guillermo Klein, Cedron.
He has performed in many music festivals: Montreux Jazz festival, Nice Jazz festival, Montreal Jazz festival, North Sea Jazz, Saint Louis Jazz festival, JVC Jazz, La Villette and Heritage Jazz New Orleans.

DISCOGRAPHY : Minino Garay & Les Tambours du Sud « El Combo » / Julien Lourau « Groove Gang » (Warner) / André Cecarelli (BMG) / Daniel Mille « Trio » (Saravah) / JP Como « Como Quintet » (Blue Note) / Tierra del fuego (Tangram) / Luis Winsberg (Siesta Records) / Laurent de Wilde (Warner) / Raul Barboza (La Lichière) / Raphael Fays-Pierre Blanchard (EMI) / Geoffrey Oryema (Virgin) / Nedim Nalbantoglú « Al Sur ») / Anne Marie Nzié (Label Bleu) / Mosalini-Beitellman-Caratini (Poligram) / Pajaro Canzani (Sony) / Bohe Combo (Sony) / Majik Malik - Jacky Terrason (Blue Note) / Booster (Blue Note).

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