Claudio Vera Valladares
Claudio was born in Tenerife (Canary Islands). He started playing guitar when he was 13 years old.
He studied for 6 years guitar at the Jazz School Taller de Musics in Barcelona and in the Conservatorio of Santa Cruz Tenerife. Meanwhile he got graduated in Philosophy.
Learning more about Fusion Jazz Claudio took regular clases with renowned guitar player N´guyên Lê in Paris and with Chema Vilchez in Madrid.
He also took seminares with :
Victor Bailey, Richard Bona, Dick Oatts, Chano Dominguez, Joe Magnarelli, Stanley Jordan
He participated in the following Masterclases:
Jonathan Kreisberg, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Larry Carlton, Chuck Loeb/ Josh Dion, Jim Hall, Bruce Barth, Horacio "El negro" Hernández, Giovanni Hidalgo, Pat Martino, Chucho Valdes, Christian McBride, Miguel Zenón, Israel Sandoval, Chicuelo
Claudio's style is a mixture between Jazz, Blues, Rock, Latin & Funk.
He puts the elements from all these styles together in a very unique combination of fusion.
He has been performing with known artist form Canary Islands and has participated in various projects in Barcelona & Hamburg.
He has been traveling and performing in Spain, France, Germany, Greece & Netherlands.
He played in importante venues such as, Jazzsi Club ( Barcelona), Cafè Mercedes ( Valencia) B-Flat ( Tenerife), Birdland (Hamburg), Jazz Roja Festival 2014& 2015, Rudolstadt Root Festival 2017, Musikmeile 2017, E-Werk (Freiburg im Breisgau), E-Ventschau Festival 2018 (Ventschau,Germany).
He is also involed in diferent recording projects,
such as the Debut Album for Mary Joy Stork and Vera&Joy.
Currently he is taking clases with legendary guitarplayer Dean Brown.