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GUILLEM CALLEJÓN i CAUSSA

 

   GUITARIST AND COMPOSER

Guillem Callejón i Caussa; was born in 1981. He’s a Barcelona based guitarist and pedal steel player.

 

His professional projects include Bridges Trio featuring Chris Cheek, Nicolas Masson and David Soler, and Àrid featuring Jordi Mestres and Ricard Parera.

 

He studied guitar with Vicens Solsona, Josep Henríquez, Dani Pérez, Brad Shepik and Fred Hamilton.

During his four years at the Conservatory of Liceu he studied with David Mengual and Dani Pérez. His studies also brought him to New York where he studied under Brad Shepik and Jonathan Kreisberg and attended the prestigious University of North Texas. At university he received lessons from musicians such as Fred Hamilton, Stefan Karlsson, Lynn Seaton, and Ed Soph, and was involved in the 3 o'clock Big Band directed by Brad Leali.

 

Bridges Trio first and second albums, 'Bridges' and 'Mans', where published by Quadrant Records, second record features David Soler on guitar and pedal steel guitar. Original compositions from first record were selected as part of a compilation of the ICIC Jazz from Catalonia, and one second place by popular vote in the Best Original Project of the Year 2010 by Jaç magazine.

 

In 2013 he released his third Bridges album called 'South Lamar Boulevard' featuring Chris Cheek on the tenor sax, and David Soler on pedal steel guitar. It was published by Petit Indie record label.

 

In 2014 he released his first album with Àrid and in 2015 a second release called ‘Town and country’ released by Bones Festes record label. For more info and updates check www.aridmusic.com

 

He is also involved in an on and off experimental duo with the guitarist and pedal steel guitarist David Soler.

 

He's also collaborates in other bands such Intana, élena, Recitals a domicili and Anna Roig i l’ombre de ton chien. And also worked in the musical direction at Man of la Mancha Broadway Musical Production.

 

Currently, he's releasing Intana's first album, HA KOO improvised music album, an experimental duo with the indie rock drummer Xavi Molero, and working on Àrid's third release coming up next fall.

 

Guillem continues to reside in Barcelona.