In 2002, Gabriel put together this quartet to perform his music on-stage. He teamed up with reknown musicians from the Madrid scene.



Moisés Sánchez, piano Moisés Sánchez

At the age of three his father taught him sight reading and piano. He continued his studies on a self-taught level to the age of eighteen, when he began studying contemporary music, classic music, and jazz.

As a teenager he becomes part of the teaching staff in the Madrid Institute of Music and Technology as a piano, sight reading and harmony professor. At the same time, he enrolls in the Ferraz Professional Conservatory of Music in order to further his teaching skills in classic music with Nuria Guerras (piano) and Anibal Bañados (chamber music). On a paralell level, he begins to colaborate with the guitar player Chema Vilchez and his group, as well as participating in other pop music projects.

In the year 2000 he recieves a scholarship from the Berkley College of Music, and is also asked to perform with the Spanish National Radio on the European Day of Music.

He premiers his first work written for a quintet «Sexteto para cinco» and becomes the official pianist for the National Jaxx Foundation Orchestra. He also works on the development of a two piano project with Javier Coble. He creates his own trio in 2002, and also forms a part of the Javier Paxariño group.


José San Martín, drums José San Martín

José was born in Rocha, Uruguay, where he lived until 1982, when he moved to Montevideo. From 1985 on toured Brasil and Argentina as member of several jazz and folk groups. In 1988, in Boston, USA, takes lessons from Ed Uribe (Berklee College of Music). Later on and in Sao Paulo, Brazil, records «Oriental», Hugo Fattoruso's album, with musicians such as Zeca Assumpçao, Mauro Senise, Sizao Machado, Ruben Rada, and others. He also records and co-authors «Gaia», with composer Pollo Píriz, as well as several other works for groups and solo artists from Montevideo.

Living in Madrid from 1992 on, he teaches drumming and percussion lessons privately and at EMC, while working as a session player for Federico Lechner, Santiago Reyes, David Defries, Centro Habana Band, Ramón Leal, Beatrice Binotti, Ensamble Nuevo Tango, Jorge Pardo, Carmen París, Coco Fernández, Jorge Drexler, Andy Phillips «Screamin Mimis», Luis E. Aute, Sheilah Cuffy, Jerry González, Olga Román, Gladston Galliza, Luis Salinas, Claudio Gabis, Walter Malosetti, Raul Marques, Antonio Serrano, José Reinoso, etc.

In 1999 releases «Extradivarius Memories», an album that compiles some of his works over the years, and in 2000 releases «En esta esquina» (Ingo Music) which features some of his compositions, with Juan San Martin on bass and Nicolas Mora on guitar.


Jorge Cerrato, bass Jorge Cerrato

He was born in 1962 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied at the «Conservatorio Municipal Manuel de Falla» and contemporary harmony with Dino Saluzzi, Jorge Cirigliano and Rafael Reina.

In Madrid, where he lives since 1991, he played with musicians like Bob Sands, Horacio Icasto, Emilio Róbalo, Carlos Carli, Polo Ortí and Joaquín Chacón, among others.

Currently he teaches bass at the «Escuela Polpular de Música y Danza». He is member of the Pepe Torres Trío, besides playing with Gabriel Szternsztejn's Quartet.


Gabriel Szternsztejn, guitar Gabriel Szternsztejn

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