Pablo Sáez Cerpa is a Chilean jazz musician. He lives in Cologne, Germany, and is currently working on his third solo album “Inmanencia”, this time mixed by Christian Heck and mastered by legendary drummer Nate Wood.
Pablo started playing music at home at a very early age. At the age of five he took his first steps into organized music, playing with the group “Fundación Claudio Arrau” in Santiago. This was just the first step in an incessant journey of musical study and exploration, including periods on the piano and then the guitar. He studied Latin-Drums and percussion with his godfather Carlos Figueroa López (who at that time taught almost all the drummers in Santiago) and Jazz-Drums with Prof. Thomas Alkier and Sperie Karas in Essen, Germany. He also studied Composition and Arrangement with Toly Ramirez in Santiago de Chile and Jazz Composition/Arrangement, especially Big Band, with Prof. Peter Herborn at the Folkwang University of Arts.
Pablo is one of the most recognized jazz musicians for Latin-Jazz and World Music in Germany. Since his arrival, these projects have taken him on a journey throughout Europe, the Caribbean, South America, the United Arab Emirates, North Africa, and Scandinavia. In Germany, Pablo has developed crossover projects for the Altonaer Theater Kammerspiel in Hamburg, SeeLive Tivoli, the Bochum Philharmonic Choir, the Niederrhein Festival, the Mercator Ensemble of the Duisburg Philharmonic, the New Westphalian Philharmonic, and Classical Beat festival. Today he continues to specialize in Jazz-Fusion, Peruvian Music, and Brazilian Jazz.
“Has been a big pleasure to work with these great musicians, orchestras, ensembles, engineers and producers: Tony Lakatos, Billy Test, Ryan Carniaux, Bart van Lier, Jeff Denson, Anne Mette Iversen, Juliana da Silva, Matthias Schriefl, Andy Miles, Florian Weber, Paul Heller, Nate Wood, Michael Bishop, Philipp Braemswig, Jens Böckamp, Henrique Gomide, Raumus Baumann, Neue NRW Orchestra, Peter Herborn, Mercator Ensemble, Ziv Raviz, Josha Oetz, Hans Glawisching, Raphael Klemm, Andy Hunter, Tom Schlüter, Anette Maiburg, Alex Morsey, Jerry Lu, Christian Heck, Daniel Manrique Smith, Miroslava Stareychinska, Alvaro Severino, João Luis, Pablo Paredes, Norman Peplow, Patricia Cruz, Miguelangel Clerc, Ramón Gorigoitia, André de Cayres, Joan Chavez, Juan Carlos Navarro, Pato Banda, Jean Cammas, Sergio Terán, Wally Parra, Klaus der Geiger, Marcio Tubino, Juan Camilo Villa, Pedro Villagra, Franz Mesko, Emilio Miranda, Felipe “Mandingo” Rengifo, Jaime Gamero, Patricia Gamero, Pedro Rodriguez, Sally Beck, Meri Tschabaschwili, Werner Quicker, Stefan Rey, Wilson de Oliveira and many more friends” Pablo