Gustavo Musso

Gustavo Musso
Gustavo Musso is one of Argentina's leading saxophone players. He has taken part in a number of alternative projects that have created the sound of Argentinian jazz.

Gustavo Musso began his musical studies on the clarinet at the age of 8 with Professor Eduardo Prado, clarinetist of the National Symphony. At the age of 13 he decided to continue his classical studies with the saxophone. Years later he began his career in popular music at the Escuela del Sindicato de Musicians, where he studied saxophone with Professor Víctor Skorupski and took audio perception and harmony classes.

When he graduated in 1996, he decided to travel to the United States and followed his studies at Berklee College of Music. In 1997 he traveled to Los Angeles and took classes with Eric Marienthal, saxophonist from the Chick Corea Electrick Band. Upon his return to Argentina, he participated in numerous bands, such as The Big Band of jazz Buenos Aires club, Latinaje, Clave Latina, Boris Big Band, Sorin Octeto RM Orchestra. Escalandrum, Real Book Argentina, among others.

His more than 25 years with the Agrupación Escalandrum have earned him some of the highest honours in Argentinian music, including the Gardel Prize (the country's highest recording award), the Konex Prize awarded by the national legislature as the group of the decade that stands out in Argentinian culture, and a nomination for the Grammy Latín awards.

He has performed with Escalandrum at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Birdland New York, Barcelona's Vic Theatre, Parc Paris-Villette, in Rome, Milan and Estonia.

Born in Buenos Aires, he has evolved as a teacher and performer, having recorded 14 albums with the group Escalandrum and 4 as a soloist, Intersección (Disco club), Our Song (Rivorecords ), Back in Town (Rivorecords), Mutable (Disco club).

He has also worked as a sideman and recorded more than 50 albums with Argentine jazz artists such as Guillermo Klein, Richard Nant (Argentos), Mariano Loiacono quintet, sextet, nonet, Boris Big Band for more than 5 years, Latinaje, D' Coté Tango saxophone quartet and Escalandrum. He has also accompanied musicians such as Antonio Hard, Robien Eubanks, Miguel Zenon, Paquito de Rivera and Rudy Royston, among others.

For several years he was selected as one of Argentina's best saxophonists by the newspaper La Nacion.
He is a founder member of the Argentine Saxophone Association AASAX 2022.

Gustavo is currently presenting the Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla project with Escalandrum, with which he has travelled to over 40 countries giving concerts and lectures all over the world.