"Almonte's shimmering guitar resembles the music of Pat Metheny, and sometimes even Tal Farlow."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Guitarist • Composer • Educator
Rodrigo Almonte is a Peruvian guitarist and composer based in Dublin. He has played extensively on the Peruvian and European jazz scene with his own different musical projects and as a sideman. His lyrical melodies, fresh chords and intricate rhythms are equally present and well-balanced on his solos and compositions. With his South American and contemporary jazz influences, Almonte brings a unique approach to music.
D I S T A N C I A
• Co-founder of the Peruvian Jazz Project.• B.A. in Jazz Performance (Faculdade Souza Lima & Berklee / Newpark School of Music).• M.A. Cum Laude in Jazz Performance (Prince Claus Conservatoire).• Recipient of Dlr Creative Ireland Professional Development and Mentoring Bursary 2021.• Recipient of several Arts Council of Ireland Bursaries and Grants.