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Elmer Ferrer Band

Jazz-Blues-Latin Fusion

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
member since: Dec 9, 2010

Introduction

Toronto-based Elmer Ferrer is one of the most versatile and prolific Session Musicians from Cuba. He has toured the world and recorded with many of Cuba's greatest artists and bands. His recording credits comprise more than 60 CDs, including two Latin Grammy nominee albums and an Oscar nominated movie soundtrack. Also an awarded music composer and producer, Ferrer has a prominent career as a solo performer and he is considered to rank among the best guitarists in the world. He has toured internationally with his own Elmer Ferrer Band, and offered Guitar Workshops, Clinics and Master Classes at international events. The Elmer Ferrer Band has opened concerts for Keb Mo, Johnny Lang, Bonnie Raitt, Van Morrison, Kid Rock, the Chris Duarte Group, Los Lobos, and the Derek Trucks Band.

Elmer Ferrer “started out as a classical guitarist and still carries that command of technique into his blend of Latin rhythms, jazz, blues and exuberant Hendrix-esque rock”(1). Known for his round, juicy tone, his intense soulful soloing, and his daring improvisational style, Elmer’s signature fusion music has been called "an advanced mix of Cuban jazz with electric blues"(2), and has brought him international acclaim as one of the strongest voices in today’s world of modern guitar music.

Cites:
(1) Toronto Life
(2) The Montreal Gazette