New York-based jazz violinist and composer, Ernesto Llorens is one of the most exciting violinists of his generation. He developed a passion for Jazz and other genres while being trained as a musician in Spain, the United States and several other countries. These diverse influences allow him to create a unique voice on the violin.
An energetic and effervescent performer, he commands the fascinating world of improvisation with ease, ingenuity and polished skills. Ernesto writes his own music, which reflect an amalgamation of his Mediterranean background, classical jazz training, and influences from contemporary music. Following his significant entrance into musical composition for cinemas in Los Angeles and documentaries for The New York Times, Ernesto just finished on the composition and recording of his new album “On My Gypsy Way” with the renowned guitarists Biréli Lagrène, Stochelo Rosenberg, Adrien Moignard, Mozes Rosenberg and Paulus Schäfer.
Ernesto is a graduate in Jazz Violin Performance/Composition from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New York) and Berklee College of Music (Boston), and in Classical Violin from the Conservatori del Liceu (Barcelona).
In the United States, he has the privilege of studying and working with many celebrated musicians, including Ron Carter, Dave Liebman, Reggie Workman, Jimmy Owens, Cameron Brown, Chris Cheek, Barry Harris, Jane Ira Bloom, Andrew Cyrille, Miguel Zenón, Julian Lage, Rob Thomas, Mat Maneri, Aaron Parks, Christian Howes, Matt Glaser, Darol Anger, Zach Brock, Alain Mallet, Ed Tomassi, Armen Donelian, Andy Milne, Daniel Binelli, Eugene Friesen and Rachel Z.
During his time in Barcelona, Ernesto studied with internationally recognized violinists such as Evelio Tieles, Eric Crambes, Gonçal Comellas, Jozef Toporcer, Mark Gothoni and Kai Gleusteen, as well as prestigious composers Benet Casablancas, Willem Dragstra and José Nieto.
Born in Alcoi (Alicante) Spain, in 1986, Ernesto began studying violin at age six in the Joan Cantó Conservatory of Alcoi, under the tutelage of Professor Taré Darias. Throughout his violin study, Ernesto has been the recipient of multiple regional and international awards as recognition of his musical and academic achievements, including the Antonio Pérez Verdú Musical Studies Award, three consecutive years of scholarships from the Valencian Institute of Music, and the International Scholarships awarded by the Berklee College of Music and New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Ernesto, the violin and Jazz…a dream, a calling.
About the album
Debut album from Contemporary Gypsy Jazz Violinist Ernesto Llorens.
Together with the best Gypsy Jazz guitarists, On My Gypsy Way brings to life a dynamic and unique sound with original compositions and arrangements of Gypsy Jazz standards.
Ernesto Llorens Violin, Compositions and Arrangements
Biréli Lagrène Guitar
Stochelo Rosenberg Guitar
Adrien Moignard Guitar
Mozes Rosenberg Guitar
Paulus Schäfer Guitar
Gianni Gagliardi Soprano Saxophone
Eitan Gofman Clarinet
Taulant Mehmeti Guitar
Josh Kaye Guitar
Ben Wood Guitar
Molly Aronson Cello
Jeong Lim Yang Double Bass
Thomas Rolff Double Bass
John Hadfield Percussion
Joao Jamal Martins Pandeiro
Pau Blanes Voice