Victor Biglione

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Arranger and composer, Victor Biglione is one of the best acoustic and electric guitar player of this era. Biglione was born in Argentina, but yet very young, he moved to Brazil where he has lived for the last 30 years. After an academic preparation at Berklee College of music, Biglione has developed an unique mixture of influences. Along the years, he became a lover of the American Jazz. Naturally, he carries the sophistication of the Argentinean music style. And spiritually, he deeply comprehends the sensual Brazilian beets and grooves. Biglione is, no doubt, an absolute Latin/Brazilian Jazz Artist. Victor Biglione has a great history in the world Jazz scene. He has many album released worldwide and various international performances. In 1986, he released his first album by Warner Chapel Brazil. A year later, he recorded “Baleia Azul” by Warner Latina USA. Both CDs presented at Brazil Free Jazz Festival. After two other records released, in 1994, he completed a new CD- “Biblioteca” by the American record label, Tech Records. He toured this CD in Canada and participated at the main jazz festivals of this country. Also, he toured in the United States, performing at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City and at the Le Café in Los Angeles. Biglione continues to expand his international career throughout the years. In 1994 he received an invitation of endorsement from WASHBURN International Guitar Manufacture Company. In 1995, supported by this company, he was invited to participate, as the only Latin Jazz Artist, at the NAMM – International Music Conference in California. At the same year he participated at the Montreux Jazz Festival; releasing two years later “Live in Montreux” by Leblon Records Brazil. In 1996, he recorded his nineth CD -“Maquette Brazil”. It was released by Sony Latin Jazz USA and released it at the Montreal Jazz Festival. In addition, Biglione recorded and performed with many international artists. Among different names of the world scene, Biglione had recorded with John Pattituci, Steve Hackett(Genesis), Lee Konitz, Manhattan Transfer; on the CD “Brazil” in which it won the Grammy Awards. Also, he recorded with Milton Nascimento on the CD “Crooner” which it won the Latin Grammy Award. He had performed with various artists such as Sergio Mendes, Ivan Lins, Eumir Deodato and Paulinho da Costa. Victor Biglione showed his passion for Cinema after well succeeded experiences in sound tracks for movies. He won the award of best tracks in different festivals. First, at the in Rio Cine International Festival/ 1990; a movie directed by Murilo Sales’ Faca de Dois Gumes (Two-Edged Knife). Second, he won the Gramado International Film Festival/1996 Awards; with a movie track, Como Nasce os Anjos (How the Angels are born). His interests for Cinema´s sounds were so strong and Biglione decided to create “Cinema Acoustic”. With this most recent album, Biglione made new arrangements of famous international sound tracks. Mr. Biglione has been an artist of great reputation. It was improved so, when in 1997, Andy Summers, the well known Guitar player of The Police Band, invited Biglione to record a duo album. A year later, his twelfth CD, “String of Desire” was released by BMG and distributed worldwide. After receiving great press reviews, Summers and Biglione decided to tour. Latin America and Brazil were their first chosen locations. They performed at different venues such as Acarajazz Festival in Brazil and at Hard Rock Café. In Argentina. In 2001, between tours and other activities, Biglione finished recording the “Live in Montreal” with Marcos Valle, a respected Brazilian composer whom created a well known composition “Summer Samba” . This year Victor Biglione and Andy Summers completed “String of Desire” tour participating of different festivals in the USA, including New York Guitar Festival 2002 This year, Biglione and Summers recorded a second album, reinforcing the magic of this duo. In 2004 Victor Biglione will release the first cd in duo with the great pianist and arranger Wagner Tiso.