Guillermo Nojechowicz

Jamaica Plain, MA United States

Genres:Jazz - Latin , Jazz - JazzPop/Lichte jazz, Jazz - Bebop/Traditioneel, Latin - Pop, Latin - Jazz, Latin - Braziliaans - Samba, Latin - Braziliaans - Braziliaanse pop/MPB/Tropicalia
Biografie: SHORT BIO Guillermo Nojechowicz: drummer, composer, producer

Guillermo Nojechowicz (No-hay-cho-wees) has been performing, writing and producing music for a number of years. A Fulbright Foundation Grant recipient, he studied at the National Conservatory of Music Lopez Buchardo (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA). He is the leader of the Brazilian Argentine jazz group EL ECO. The group released a CD "Two Worlds" in the US (Dreambox Media) and Japan (JVC). His group EL ECO recently performed at the Curacao International Jazz Festival and at Telluride Jazz Celebration, Telluride, Colorado. On the same festival: Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Regina Carter and Airto-Flora Purim.

Some of his Film-TV Credits:

"Phoenix Islands: Paradise Found," directed by Kate Raisz. A New England Aquarium World of Water Film, sponsored by the National Geographic Magazine.

"Growing up on a Fast Forward" a special TV program for Boston's ABC affiliate WCVB-TV, produced by Debra Shapiro. A National Gabriel and Peabody Award-winner.

"Speak Easy,” a Boston Municipal Television Production funded by Healthy Boston, The City of Boston and the Neighborhood Jobs Trust, under Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston, MA.

"Our Children: A Crying Shame" with actor James Mc Daniel ("NYPD Blue") for Boston's ABC affiliate WCVB-TV produced by Debra Shapiro

"A Kind of Screaming" a short film directed by Kyle Graffam based on the life of writer Charles Bukowski.

Guillermo's music has been also featured on PBS (La Plaza), on the news program "Chronicle" (WCVB-TV), and recently on National Public Radio's Jazz Set hosted by Tony and Grammy Award winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater.

In addition Guillermo is a drummer and percussionist and he has performed with a number of international artists like trumpeter Jon Faddis, Airto Moreira, Claudio Roditi (Dizzy Gillespie), Slide Hampton (Paquito D'Rivera), and Kim Nazarian (Grammy Award), pianist Alfredo Cardim (Paulo Jobim), among others. Guillermo has played with his group at the Blue Note in NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Freihofer's Jazz Festival (Saratoga Springs, NY), and the Regattabar (Cambridge, MA).

From 1987 to 1993, Guillermo was a visiting artist at the American Repertory Theater where he wrote music and played percussion for several productions. He has worked with film composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida). He has also taught at the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. Guillermo has studied with Charlie Banacos, Herb Pomeroy, Gary Chaffee and Portinho

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