ECHOES

Echoes Quartet is everything about expressing the mood of a particularly moments. Music, as same as any language in the world, is an endless process which start in the heart and finished on the fingers. This magical interaction connects the musician with the audience’s expectation. This wonderful and ambitious musical project brings not only joy and energy but also beauty and happiness. Juan Ricardo Marquez, Michel Gonzalez, Miguel Gomez and Michael Font are in deeply connection. They integrate all the elements that conform a real piece of art. Moreover, this band has the tools to embellish any formal or informal moments switching from common to never to be forgotten.

Michel González (born 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Galicia,Spain)isaguitarplayer, composer, arranger, producer and educator. As a child, he found himself captivated by the sounds and rhythms of guitar maestros like Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt, Baden Powell and Joe Pass.This intensive passion to learnguitar quicklymaterialized.Hestudiedclassical guitar at Malleusis Conservatory in Vigo and Conservatorio Profesional de Musica de Santiago de Compostela .He also took master classes with Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Banacos, Jorge Pardo,and Barry Harris,and earned hisprofessionaldiplomaat Estudio Escola de Musica. In addition, Michel was subsequently awarded a scholarship from A.I.E (Society of Artists and Performances of Spain) to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, wherehe graduated MagnaCum Laude witha degree in ProfessionalMusic.
His musicianship and versatility have earned him opportunities to perform in US, Mexico, Dubai, Spain, Portugal, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, sharing the stage with internationally-recognized artist and ensembles such Oscar Stagnaro, Skip Hadden, MarkWalker,MartaGomez,AbeRabade, Chino Nunez, Luis Enrique, Robert Vilera, Federico Britos, Luisito Quintero, Mili Bermejo, Alex Alvear, Ensemble Otodoma, Marcus Santos, Jesus Hidalgo and Yarina among others. In 2013,he was nominated by Latin Grammy Academyforparticipatedasarranger,producer and guitar player in " Para ser un Sol" by Jesus Hidalgo.

    Juan Ricardo Marquez He was born in Holguin Cuba into a family of musicians. Juan began studying music at the age of 5 years under the tutelage of Eduardo Marquez, who was founder and director of the municipal band of Holguin. In 1980, he joinedthemusicschoolandgraduatedin1991. He started working professionally with a big band in the show " Cabaret Night " directed by Gustavo Marquez .He was part of Casa de la Trova Septet, under the direction of Pepitin.In 2002 he travels to Germany tocontinueshismusicalcareeras trumpetsoloistin several Cubans septets .He is also nominated for the Grammy for best tropical album with Conjunto Progreso and recorded a live album  on this band called (alive in Miami )with Arturo Sandoval.

    Miguel Gomez was born in Havana; Cuba. He is a bass player, who study with Orlando Cachaito Lopez, one of the most important bass players in Cuban music history,worked with Conjunto Progreso  for 8 years and recorded  the (MastersofCubanSon ) nominatedforGrammys academy and later recorded in (Alive in Miami ) were Arturo Sandoval participate .

    Michael Font was born in Matanzas, Cuba. Graduated from Escuela Nacional de Arte de La Habana. He is member of the Nueva Esparta Symphonic Orchestra. He specializes in Latin, Afro Cuban rhythms and percussion.