Jazz musician Pablo López began playing piano at an early age and soon after, discovered the guitar. In 2003, he moved to Barcelona to continue his musical studies before starting his career as a Jazz guitarist in Melbourne, Australia.
Once back in Barcelona and after a hand injury, Pablo had to put the guitar on the side and decided to thoroughly study the greats of the stride piano.
His fascination for the swing era and his intrinsic knowledge of the history of Jazz manifests in his way of playing. He believes one can still play modern improvised music while preserving the spirit of Jazz. Inspired by the great Art Tatum and other musicians such as Lester Young, Charlie Christian, Fats Waller, and Teddy Wilson among many others, Pablo delicately tries to bring back the old greats of Jazz into the modern world.
Ranging from lindy hop swing to the more sophisticated style of Lennie Tristano’s school; or from a solo piano bar gig to an outdoor jazz festival, Pablo endeavors to keep Jazz as authentic and creative as possible.
Pablo has recently toured Austria, Russia, Colombia for the Django Festival in Medellín and Jazz Al Parque in Bogota. Also played with the renowned American singer’s big band, Diane Schuur.
You can find him playing every week in Barcelona at Schilling Cafe, Dux Cocktails, Cat Bar, Hotel Sofia, L’anima Del Vi, also Hotel Casa Fuster, All Those Market, Ocaña and Pipa Club, Harlem Jazz Club and Jamboree Jazz Club.
Today, he now plays both lead guitar and piano in his own bands, The Mudkickers, Pablo López Swing Trio, Jumpin’ Kerouacs and Pablo’s Swingin’ Joint.