BIOGRAPHY

  I am a multi-instrumentalist song writer who has been performing, composing, producing and directing musicals for more than 25 years.
Being the son of Argentine folk singer SUMA PAZ , I have been in contact with music since before birth, as Suma Paz continued performing throughout her pregnancy.

My initiation with music began at 9 years old, when I was given a harmonica for my birthday.  With this instrument, I performed in many festivals and concerts in which my mother also performed. 

When I was 12 years old I started my many years of guitar and piano studies at the Alberto Ginastera Conservatory of Music in Argentina.  I formed a duet with OSCAR CUSH , a secondary school friend.  The duet, called “Duo Bicicleta”, performed popular Argentine folk rock songs as well as their own. 

At 17, I initiated my informal studies of bass guitar and drums.  In the same year, I reunited with Oscar and we joined a band called New Generation (NG), in which I played bass guitar.  The band was led first by the current 
​composer and arranger JOSEPH CHAPARRO and later by singer HUGO GIOUXS.  The other members of the band were current economist DANIEL CHALUPOWICS and ex Yaria Brothers’ drummer NANDO LOPEZ. 

When I turned 21 I moved to the USA.  There, I participated in many musical projects with various artists, such as IRENE WEISS, PENNY FRAMSTAD, ALEX WALSH , JOHN CHAPMAN, BIG BLACK STUFF, and INSOMNIO, these last two bands also formed by RIG VALENTIN, CHRIS CAPPETO, JEREMY OLSEN and KEVIN KUBOTA. 

During the same period of time, I began my teaching career, studying at Cabrillo College in California, with the primary focus on Drama.  Then I got my first job at Whitney Young Child Development Centre and at Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School in San Francisco as a teacher’s assistant/concert organiser.  Five years later I moved to LA and took a kindergarten teacher/music teacher/director of musicals job at Hollywood Schoolhouse.  It was in this school that I started to acquire more professional experience producing, arranging, writing and directing musicals.

In October 2004 I moved back to Argentina and began to work at St. Paul’s College, a bilingual private school in Hurlingham, Buenos Aires.  There I taught music, singing and drama, and wrote, produced and directed many musicals.  After many years of preparation, I wrote and filmed a full length movie featuring my secondary school students.   The title of the film is “Nothing to do with Luck”.

During my years living in Argentina, I occasionally accompanied my mother on guitar in festivals, radio and TV.  During the months of October and November 2008 I got the honour and privilege to play guitar in Suma Paz’s CD “Parte de mi alma”, produced by MELOPEA records.

In 2011 I co-founded a band called “Insomnia” along with MAXI CURTI, PABLO SÁNCHEZ BARRACO, MARTÍN LA ROSA, TAMMY FREI and GERMÁN STRICKER.  The band performed in many places and recorded a CD with six songs. 

From June to September 2017, I participated as a guest musician in several bands in Argentina, including Viral Funk and Soul, Summertime, and in two special presentations by Insomnia.

In October 2017 I moved to Eye, Suffolk, United Kingdom, with the purpose of expanding my studies and experience as a director of musicals, music teacher and performer.   

In January 2018 I joined an Ipswich based band called "The Seventh House", a professional working cover band formed with excellent musicians. 

In 2018 I started to offer my services as a camera operator and cinematographer, using top of the line professional cameras and editing software.  

Currently I work and volunteer in several community organisations and institutions:

I run and coordinate a Drama Club featuring the students from years 3, 4, 5 and 6.  In March 2018 we presented "The Sound of Music".  Next year, in March 2019, we will present "The Jungle Book". 
 
I work and volunteer as a sound and lighting engineer during the shows that take place at this art and community venue/café.  I  also help in the IT department keeping the venue's website updated.  I also provide my services as a private music teacher. 

I regularly participate as an actor and keyboard player in this theatre group.   

Occasionally I play children’s songs for the toddlers in this play group.

Below is a list of some of the musicals written and directed by me:

The Isle of Perfectimundo
Through The Years
A Scrambled Tale *
Hoppy
King Leopold the Magnificent
The Pharaoh’s Gem and the Quest of Munkantangara
Cornelius in the Sea of Galilee
Dancing Queen
Nothing to do With Luck (film)

*co-written with Ray Garza

Below is a list of some of the famous musicals that I have produced and directed:

Prince Ali (an adaptation of Aladdin)
The Wizard of Oz
It’s a Hard Knock Life (an adaptation of Annie)
The Sound of Music
The Addams Family
Glee (an adaptation of the TV series)
Grease
Mamma Mia!
Mary Poppins
Famous (an adaptation of Fame)

I have also directed the cast singing of the following plays:  Isadora Social Club, Moulin Rouge, Coyote Ugly and We Will Rock You.  For this last play I formed, directed and performed in a band to perform the plays' soundtracks in each presentation.