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Santiago Galeano

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Event Dates
Friday / August 20, 2021 / 12:15 pm
Monday / August 30, 2021 / 12:15 pm
Tuesday / August 31, 2021 / 12:15 pm
Wednesday / September 1, 2021 / 12:15 pm
Thursday / September 2, 2021 / 12:15 pm
Friday / September 3, 2021 / 12:15 pm
Venue
Brewer Fountain Plaza (near Park Street Station)
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108
United States

Argentine musician Santiago Galeano has recorded and performed extensively since the late 2000's. Galeano's most consistent output over the years has been as a drummer in the rock band format. Since 2013 he has released several records with his three main projects: Billy Zabaleta, Efecto Domino, and Policromía. In addition to his drumming experience, Galeano has also performed as a jazz pianist in the Argentinean music scene from a very young age. At 20 he was invited to attend Berklee College of Music as a pianist, with the help of a very generous scholarship.

Galeano has toured with his Brazilian jazz trio, Voce Vai Ver, throughout Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and Mexico, and has performed extensively in the New York and Boston area. His biggest virtue is his versatility. His passion for Brazilian music, jazz, and blues, combined with his Latin and pop-rock background come together in a very diverse player. This diversity is embodied by the different artists with whom Galeano has shared the stage, including Justin Timberlake and Israel "Piraña" Suarez (Paco de Lucía).

Galeano's musical personality forms a dichotomy. He is, first and foremost, an improviser and greatly cherishes the art of working with jazz musicians and creating interesting harmonic and melodic ideas spontaneously, in real time. However, he also has a deep fascination for the formal architecture of music and feels extremely comfortable within the limitations of the song format. The two sides of Galeano’s personality—the improviser and the formalist—play off each other, and the effect is often something like controlled chaos.