Marcos Contreras

Marcos Contreras on the new HR* CUSTOM DARK Baritone, Alto and Soprano, HR* Tenor and DV NY Baritone.

"The comfort and freedom of JodyJazz is incredible, a solid construction and first level, in addition to a beautiful finish. The information provided and the variety of designs meet all the requirements of today's saxophonist."

"I love my HR* CUSTOM DARK Baritone 7! It really meets my needs and is the best jazz mouthpiece in the world!! I have been playing with it regularly and feel very happy to have this mouthpiece. It's the best sound I can have if I am looking for quality and warmth. My DV has the power but this one has subtlety. I'm never tired of saying that JodyJazz has met my expectations.
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"I adore the new HR* CUSTOM DARK models in Soprano and Alto sax, since they are dark but with the projection required in a popular space, they allow me to play with the tone that I have always wanted, without losing control of the sound. I can be playing classical music one day, and the next day grab my HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces and feel like I'm still myself, effortlessly."

"For Tenor sax the HR* Tenor model is perfect for me, here I require a bit more aggressiveness, without this getting out of control. The HR* model is solid, to play a ballad to something funk, or Latin."

"On my baritone saxophone I love my DV NY Baritone as the weight on its sound is relentless! I feel like my whole head vibrates when I demand the maximum from it! And I enjoy long notes in delicate places and piano."

"Jody has allowed me to find my peace of mind when it comes to mouthpieces!"

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Marcos Contreras Biography

Chilean saxophonist, arranger and composer Marcos Contreras trained in musical performance at the University of Chile with the saxophonist Miguel Villafruela. He holds a master's degree in musical composition for audiovisual media from the Humanismo Cristiano University and a diploma in composition and arrangement for jazz from the PROJAZZ institute. In addition he studied Jazz with the saxophonist Claudio Rubio. He has received numerous accolades such as first place in the Young Soloists of Chile contest in 2010, participating as a soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of Chile and also as a semifinalist in contest "Pan American Saxophone in Mexico 2008". During his training he has taken master classes with international saxophonists such as Arno Bornkamp (Holland), Lynn Klock (USA), Sylvain Verger (France) and Marie Bernardier Charrier (France). His experience as a performer has led him to participate in various projects of popular, jazz and classical music, participating in symphony orchestras, chamber groups, popular music and Big Band. His compositions and arrangements have been premiered by prominent national musicians, highlighting works for chamber music, saxophone quartets and symphonic band. Today he is the first saxophone of the Symphonic Band of the Policia de Investigaciones de Chile (PDI) and Big Band PDI.

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Saxofonista, arreglador y compositor chileno formado como interprete musical en la Universidad de Chile con el saxofonista Miguel Villafruela. Posee una maestría en composición musical para medios audiovisuales en la Universidad de Humanismo Cristiano y un diploma en composición y arreglos para música jazz en el instituto PROJAZZ. Además de realizar estudios de Jazz con el saxofonista Claudio Rubio. Ha recibido premios como el primer lugar en el concurso de “Jóvenes Solistas de Chile” en el año 2010, participando como solista junto a la Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile. Semifinalista en concurso “Panamericano de Saxofón en México 2008”. Durante su formación ha tomado clases magistrales con saxofonistas internacionales como Arno Bornkamp (Holanda), Lynn Klock (USA), Sylvain Verger (Francia) Marie Bernardier Charrier (Francia). Su experiencia como interprete lo a llevado a participar en diversos proyectos de musica popular, jazz y clasico, participando en orquestas sinfonicas, agrupaciones de camara, musica popular y Big Band. Sus composiciones y arreglos han sido estrenados por destacados musicos nacionales, destacando obras para musica de camara, cuartetos de saxofones y banda sinfónica. Hoy es el primer saxofón de la Banda Sinfonica de la Policia de Investigaciones de Chile (PDI) y Big Band PDI.



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