Pablo Elorza

Bass Guitar, Composition, Jazz Arranging, Jazz Composition, Jazz Improvisation, Reharmonization, Songwriting Harmony, Songwriting Melody

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Pablo Elorza (born in Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina on June 10, 1982). Bass Player, Composer, Producer, Author and Teacher has been on the national music scene for the last 18 years. On the last 3 years He has developed a increasing International reputation winning several prices as the recently Made in New York Jazz Competition in the Composer Category. He has been touring as a band leader, sideman and also a musical director and producer in the studio with several National and International Artists from different music styles including: Gustavo Bergalli, Bobby Medina, Rodrigo Dominguez, Leon Gieco, La Ley, Nick Schneider and many many more.

In 2013, wins two important awards related his third solo album “Japanese Garden “. Nationally award for “Outstanding Performer ” from ” Igualdad Cultural”. And International award in the category of “Composer ” by “Made In New York Jazz Competition” having been chosen by a Jazz legends jury Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano , and Lenny White.

In 2012, he recorded his third album “Japanese Garden” with a big band he called “Pablo Elorza Orchestra”. This lineup was created in late 2011 bringing together a large group of renowned Argentine jazz artists. The compositions of the album, all originals, can be framed within the genre fusion or world music with rhythmic elements from all over the world and the improvisational flavor of jazz.

In September of the same year he began a video lesson series called “Deep Into Electric Bass Classics ” analyzing different classics in the history of the instrument as Havona , Continuum , Portrait of Tracy from legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius, among others. This series has been recognized by various global Electric Bass sites  as ” No Treble” , ” For Bass Players Only ” , “Bass The World”, “Play Bass Now” , among other with publications as ” Top1 Video of the Week ” ” Spotlight Bassist ” and others, in addition to being named “Guest Teacher ” for regular publications .

In 2011, two of his compositions become part of the project Real Book Argentina, a collection of popular music written by Argentine authors of all generations.

In 2010, released his second solo album Jazz “EPTrío – Vol1″ searching for a new role for the electric bass. Using audio effects he created a sound similar to a wind instrument played in the context of traditional jazz trio accompanied by upright bass and drums.

In 2008, and based in Buenos Aires, he wrote his first work of symphonic character “of Buenos Aires Astor” in tribute to Astor Piazzolla and has since made arrangements, orchestrations and written music for various formations and styles including String Quartet, musical comedy, jazz big band, jazz combo, concert band, trios, among others. His concert band arrangement of “Adios Nonino” by the Argentine bandoneon player Astor Piazzolla and his classical studies for Bass “5 Etudes for Electric Bass” also were published in the United States.

In 2007, he released his first solo album of contemporary jazz “The Other”, which receives Docta award
2007 for Best Jazz “Solo Composition”.

In 2004, he began his work as a session recording player for various artists of diverse genres such as rock, pop, folk, funk, jazz, Latin, kids music, fusion, folk song, soul, among others.

In 2003, begins with self-development and research on electric bass, resulting thus in a new teaching method “The Litlle String” published in the U.S. in 2007.

In 2000, and based in the city of Córdoba, extended for three years at the School of Music “La Colmena” and participates in seminars, clinics and private studies with teachers of music from the likes of Alejandro Herrera, Javier Malosetti, Dave Weckl, Guillermo Vadala, Chango Spasiuk, Lee Konitz, Ernesto Jodos, Nick Schneider, Steve Zenz, Fred Sturm, among others.

In 1998, influenced by his brother, began studying the bass guitar and popular music in EMPO. (School of Popular Music).

I´ve teaching since the past 23 years and as an Author of 5 Books and Self-Taught Multi-Instrumentalist Musician, I tend to use my personal methods and materials to guide all my students. Nevertheless, I´m very open-mind understanding that every student has different needs/approaches, that´s why I tend to follow every student request adding my expertise in the matter.  

Pablo Elorza (Villa María, Córdoba, June 10, 1982). Argentine Musician, Composer, Producer, Author and Educator; He has been on the national music scene for 27 years. Over the past 10 years he has developed a growing international reputation, winning several awards such as the “Made in New York Jazz Competition” in the Composer category. He has toured as a bandleader, sideman, musical director and producer with national and international artists of different musical styles including: Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Jan Lundgren, Oscar Giunta, Gustavo Bergalli, Bobby Medina, Leon Gieco, La Ley, Silvina Moreno, Daniel Beta, Pechiche Mena, Pablo Cordero and many more.

My books:

- "EL CUERDITA - The Language of the Instrument" [2022] - Short description: a Bass method that develops scales, arpeggios, chords and harmonics throughout the entire 4 strings instruments.

- "EL CUERDITA - Expansion" [2022] - Short description: an expansion of the 4 instrument book to 5 and 6 strings basses.

- “RIGHT HAND PATH – Developing your sound through technique” [2019] - Short description: It focuses strictly on the development of the right hand contemplating the traditional 2 finger technique; and the modern of 3 and 4 fingers.

- “PATTERNS – A creative way to expand your melodic vocabulary as an improviser” [2018] - Short description: Patterns seeks to explore the melodic horizons of each pattern and allow each musician to rhythmically and harmonically unfold the examples within this book and develop them into improvisational ideas in a musical context in accordance to their own personality and musicality.

- "5 ETUDES FOR ELECTRIC BASS" - Short description: were written to solve technique issues over passages that I believe important to the general technique of the electric bassist.
Designed for the intermediate or advanced level student and composed for the standard electric bass range (4 strings -20 frets), these studies will help to consolidate a fluid technique and greater visualization on the fretboard.

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