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RealTracks Artist Bio: Gonzalo Bergara

Acoustic Jazz Guitarist Gonzalo Bergara is heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, traditional Jazz, and the music of his native Buenos Aires. Gonzalo began playing professionally at age 16 and by 17 he was fronting his own blues trio on national television in Argentina. He arrived in Southern California by way of France in the year 2000 and has since performed and recorded with hundreds of artists including Tim Hausser of Manhattan Transfer, Sylvie Vartan, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, John Jorgenson, Howard Alden, and many more.

Gonzalo has performed all over the world including Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Hungary, Argentina, Brazil, England, Scotland, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival, Django Reinhardt Fest in Germany, Suave Guitar Fest in Italy, Merle Fest, Strawberry Fest, DjangoFests throughout the US, touring extensively with the John Jorgenson quintet.

He now has his own all-acoustic quartet, the Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, where he is accompanied by guitar, clarinet and tenor saxophone, and upright bass. His CD Porteña Soledad was an Editor's Pick in Guitar Player Magazine. The quartet was picked as the "Best Jazz Group" in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine in their Best of LA issue and as DjangoFest Artist of the Year. has published the "Gonzalo Bergara: How I Learned Vol.1: Gypsy Jazz Instruction Book" CD with audio and video.

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