Alvaro Rojas

Gran Kasa (Independent)

Alvaro Rojas is an award-winning guitarist and composer based in Vancouver BC. As a guitarist he performs regularly with his trio, as well with other local artists in the pop, rock, jazz and improvised music communities. As a composer, Alvaro has had works performed by many of Canada’s finest new music groups, including the Turning Point Ensemble, Aventa Ensemble and the Microcosmos String Quartet. He has written music for choir, big band, orchestra, various chamber groups and small ensembles, and has scored numerous short films. Gran Kasa is the latest recording from Rojas and features an all-star lineup.

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Meredith Bates (Pugs and Crows) - Violin
Peggy Lee (Peggy Lee band, Talking Pictures, Waxwing) - Cello
Chris Gestrin - Piano, Analog Synths
Alvaro Rojas - Acoustic and Electric guitars
James Meger (Braveheart, Sick Boss) - Acoustic and Electric Bass
Liam MacDonald (Gord Grdina’s Haram, Steve Dawson) - Percussion
Sam Cartwright - Drums
Elisa Thorn (04, 09, 10) - Harp
Sam Davidson (02, 09, 10) - Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Susana Baca (04) - Vocals

Track Listing

  1. Little Bell
  2. I Know, I Know
  3. Everybody Wins
  4. Tu, La Tierra (feat. Susana Baca)
  5. Gran Kasa
  6. At the Window
  7. Year of the Dog
  8. Harmonium
  9. Hum Hum
  10. Beijing
  11. Shelter

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