Guillermo Vadala was born in Buenos Aires in 1968. He began playing the bass professionally at age 17, as a member of Madre Atomica, the mythical band that featured Juan Carlos “Mono” Fontana, Lito Epumer and Jota Morelli, with which he recorded an album. Later on he joined the Lito Epumer Cuarteto and in 1988 Fito Paez’s band, thus becoming his artistic partner: he participated in the recording of all Paez’s albums from that year onwards, and even appeared together as a duo. With that band he toured South America, the United States and Europe, and performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) in 1994, a show which was compiled into a video. He recorded and performed with numerous Argentine artists, including Luis Alberto Spinetta, David Lebon, Mercedes Sosa, Luis Salinas, Liliana Herrero and Leo Sujatovich. He also recorded with renowned artist Dino Saluzzi in the latter’s album Mojotoro, played with bassist Alphonso Johnson and shared jam sessions with Al Di Meola, Scott Henderson and Frank Gambale.
In 2001 he toured the States with the singer of Men at Work, Colin Hay, and was involved in different projects with famed musicians such as Steve Ferrone, David Garfield, Alex Ligertwood and many others. Simultaneously, he carried out his own artistic projects. In 2004 he released his solo album Bajopiel, nominated for the Carlos Gardel awards for Best Jazz Album. His second album, Alumbramiento, has just been released.
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