Abe Rábade TrIo






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The trio was founded in Boston in 1996 with Galician Paco Charlin on double bass and Bulgarian Val Tzenkov on drums.

In 2000, they based themselves in Galicia and recorded their first album, Babel de Sons (2001), with Paco Charlin on double bass and Ramón Ángel Rey on drums.

In 2002, the group launched Simetrías and performed at jazz festivals in the Iberian Peninsula, in Cuba and in Morocco. At this time, the GHU! Project is launched, in collaboration with leading soloists such as Chris Kase, Jesús Santandreu and Michel González.

This concept was maintained with the participation of performers such as Miguel Zenón, Perico Sambeat, Alan Ferber and Toni Belenguer.

“Abe Rábade: Good music that balances

high quality with entertainment”

Takaaki Kondo, Tokio Jazz Review


In 2006, Playing on Light was published, with Paco Charlín on double bass and Bruno Pedroso on drums. Cuadernos de Jazz named it Best Jazz Album in Spain 2006.

At the end of the year, Nelson Cascais joined the trio on the double bass.

The band participated in Rosalía 21 (for the Havana Book Fair) and Aloumiños de Seda (for the Galician Government)

“Rabade’s compositions are sprawling and meticulously fleshed out”

Ken Kase, All About Jazz


Since 2008, Pablo Martín Caminero has played double bass and Bruno Pedroso is on the drums. They released Zigurat  (2010), which won the  Independent Music Award in 2011 to the best Jazz album of the year, and A Modo (2012), which they toured in Central America.

2013 saw the release of Versons, their first album of just cover versions, which recieved the Martin Códax Award for best album of the yearTránsitos (2015) is an original work by Abe Rábade for his trio with Symphony Orchestra. Once (2016) and Doravante (2018) are their latest productions, presented at the Monterey Jazz Festival (USA).

A.R.T. has performed in Santiago de Chile, Dhaka, Berlin, Lisbon, Mexico City, Havana, Belo Horizonte, Monterey and Tangier, amongst other places.

“Abe Rábade’s piano writes music as a poet plays poetry.

That’s what Abe Rábade does; plays music as you write poetry.

He paints a picture with a melancholic air,

while Pablo Martín on double bass finishes the verses

by increasing their beauty”


Carlos Lara, Tomajazz





Abe Rábade


A pianist and composer born in Santiago de Compostela in 1977.

He graduated with a first-class cum laude degree in Jazz Composition and Piano Performance from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA) in 1999.

He has performed in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.

He has made 13 jazz albums as a band leader.

He has premiered more than 200 compositions in Jazz, Classical and Root Music styles.

He is a tireless promotor of dialogue between musical genres and artistic disciplines.

Abe Rábade is artistic co-director of the Permanent Jazz Seminar  Pontevedra, Spain). He is a faculty member at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Porto (Portugal), and at the Centro Superior de Música de Galicia (CSM Galicia) of Valga (Spain).



Pablo Martín Caminero

A double bass player, composer and producer born in Vitoria (Spain) in 1974.

He completed his classic double bass studies in the Superior Music School of Vienna in 1999.

He has collaborated with artists and projects in different genres such as Ultra High Flamenco, Abe Rábade Trio, Jorge Pardo, Gerardo Núñez, bandArt, Hippocampus, Chano Domínguez, Niño Josele, Rocío Molina, Enrike Solinís and Rosario La Tremendita.

He has composed music for films and advertising campaigns since 2006.

Pablo has released 4 albums: Doméstica (BOST, 2005), El Caminero (BOST, 2011), O.F.N.I. (BOST, 2014) and Salto al vacío (BOST, 2016).

He has taken Double Bach to the stage with the choreographer Antonio Ruz, a show in which he plays two J.S. Bach suites in pizzicato, accompanied by the dancer Tamako Akiyama.

Bruno Pedroso

After receiving lessons from renowned musicians on the Portuguese scene, he studied in New York with Leon Parker, Carl Allen, Jordi Rossy, Adam Nussbaum and Billy Hart.

In 1995 he became part of the teaching staff of the Escola de Jazz do Hot Clube in Portugal.

Endowed with outstanding versatility and musicality, Bruno Pedroso is one of the most in demand Portuguese jazz musicians.

He has played and recorded with Zé Eduardo, Nuno Ferreira, Fátima Serro,
Kiko, Nelson Cascais, Carlos Barretto, Tomás Pimentel, Carlos Martins and Moreira brothers and regularly accompanies artists such as Nicholas Payton, Gregory Tardy, Rick Margitza, Aaron Goldberg, Perico Sambeat, Ivan Paduart, Ricky Ford and Richard Galliano.

Since 2016, he has been part of Joao Barradas Trio and plays with Salvador Sobral, the winner of the Eurovision Festival in May 2017.






"El dúo piano y contrabajo funciona, con la batería acompañando a la perfección."

Carlos Lara, Tomajazz

"La conexión entre la música clásica y el jazz era una de los ámbitos que Abe Rábade tenía en mente desde hace mucho y al presentarse la oportunidad afrontó el reto y el resultado no puede ser más espectacular."

Blog Preso Ventanilla

"Es posible que en este cruce espontáneo, en esa construcción precisa e inspirada del conjunto, esta música abierta y veraz pudo ser el mejor ejemplo de aquella semana [Festival de Jazz de Málaga] de lo que el jazz ha significado, significa y será."

Jesús Gonzalo, Tomajazz

"Para Abe Rábade no existen barreras culturales, por eso es uno de los músicos más brillantes de la escena del jazz nacional."

Carlos Lara, Tomajazz






The reception of SORTE in the specialized press

The reception of SORTE in the specialized press

Here are some of the opinions that appeared in the media regarding the release of A.R.T.'s latest album, SORTE, and their live performances: NA DANN The German publishes this about SORTE: "To end, also this week, a bit of real jazz.'Sorte', the new album by ABE RABADE...

New album: SORTE

New album: SORTE

Abe Rábade publishes his new album S O R T E on the Nuba Records label. This is his 14th record as a leader, and this time entirely made of original compositions. It was recorded with his trio, a stable musical group for 12 years: Abe Rábade on piano, Pablo Martín...

Abe Rábade’s concerts return

Abe Rábade’s concerts return

It is now possible to announce the good news of Abe Rábade's return to live shows, in solo format, with A.R.T. and with other musicians and groups. The first date will be this Sunday 19 in Vitoria (Euskadi), during the alternative proposal to the Vitoria Jazz...



* Beatriz Llévenes
* Elías Segovia

(34) 913 00 36 08 

(34) 615 35 90 26




* Beatriz Llévenes
* Elías Segovia

(34) 913 00 36 08 

(34) 615 35 90 26


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