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Pedro Aznar

Argentine musician and singer-songwriter / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pedro Aznar (born 23 July 1959) is an Argentine musician and singer-songwriter. He has a musical experience in jazz, Argentine folk and rock music and has a successful career as a solo artist.[1] He is well known for giving rock songs a jazz-oriented style, by playing the fretless bass, with a big influence from Jaco Pastorius.[2]

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Pedro Aznar
Aznar in a performance in Santiago, Chile
Background information
Born (1959-07-23) 23 July 1959 (age 63)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
GenresRock, jazz, folk
OccupationsMusician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, bass, guitar

He is a multi-instrumentalist and the author of several books of poetry published in Argentina. He plays an important part in Argentine rock, where in the mid-1970s, he had various appearances with groups like Madre Atómica, Alas and Pastoral. He became one of four members of Serú Girán in 1978, one of the most musically influential bands that dominated Argentina's rock circuit for the next four years. In 1982 he accepted an invitation from Pat Metheny to join The Pat Metheny Group as a vocalist, with whom he recorded three Grammy Award-winning albums.

Later he began his solo career, while also working scoring music to film soundtracks. His 1991 album Tango 4 with Charly García as a duo went platinum and was named best rock album of the year in Argentina by the Argentine Association of Entertainment Critics. In 1990, he worked as a producer in Sandra Mihanovich and Celeste Carballo's album Mujer contra mujer.[3][4]