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Jazzkings invites: Furmi Gomez
July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Furmi Gomez is a jazz saxophone player from Barcelona (Spain) currently living in New York City.
Furmi has been playing saxophone for more then 25 years. He received his Master of Arts in music from The Royal Conservatory at The Hague in the Netherlands. Here he performed at main jazz venues of the country including Bimhuis, Dizzys, Pavlov, Le Vagavond, and the Kikker.
Performing internationally with Grammy nominated musicians and artists of many different nationalities continues to be integral to Furmi’s approach to music. His experience playing in live performances at worldwide festivals has connected Furmi’s music to a global audience. In addition, he has performed at well-known festivals such as Fringe Fest, Wac Fest, Girona Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz, Summertime Fest, Agrinio Jazz Fest, as well as many others. He organized multiple tours through Europe with both local and international musicians.
Furmi is based in New York City where he currently leads an active professional life as a jazz musician and band leader, playing in multiple venues like Mezzrow Jazz Club, The Bowery Electric, Bar Nine, Erzulie, Pete’s Candy, The Club Room of The Soho Grand Hotel, to name a few. He recently recorded his new album New York Minute. The record contains all songs written by him, inspired by the accelerated daily life in NYC.
Furmi has played the steel guitar since 2002. While playing in the successful Spanish experimental band Soma Planet, in his teens and early twenties. Living in NY, inspired by the huge diversity of the city, he decided to pick up this dear old friend again, a new project was born. Furmi plays the lap steel guitar, making ambient music, for relaxation sessions, and performs regularly at yoga sessions and meditation sessions. He also performed in several art galleries in New York City. He recently released the ambient music album “Nebulas”.