Los Changos Trio
Julio A. Santilli¡n is a New York-based composer and guitarist originally from Tucumi¡n, Argentina. His compositions combine elements from his home land folk music, jazz improvisation and classical music.
He has recorded and performed with many musicians from Argentina, Boston and New York including Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D'Rivera), Livingston Taylor, Raul Carnota, Quique Sinesi and Sandra Mihanovich. Santilli¡n has shared the stage with important artists such as Mercedes Sosa, John Mayer, Pablo Ziegler (Astor Piazzolla), Paquito D'Rivera, Bonnie Raitt, Tania Libertad, Diana Krall and Leon Gieco. He has performed and gave workshops in Argentina, Colombia, Finland, Greece, Canada and in more than fifty cities in the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Dallas and Washington D.C.
Julio A. Santilli¡n has recorded over 30 CDs, including a play-along CD for "The Latin Bass Book" (Sher Music, by Oscar Stagnaro), two albums with the Pablo Ablanedo Octet (Freshsound records), four cds with Marta Gomez (BigSur records /Chesky Records)- one of which was chosen among the best 10 records of 2003 by the Boston Globe- and one by tango diva Katie Viqueira (Freshsound records)- Independent Music Award winner, 2005 best World Music Album.
At the moment Julio is working with a brand new project: the Julio Santillan Trio.
The group has been featured in some of the most prestigious venues in the U.S. such as "Blue Note" (New York) and "Regattabar" (Boston). He has released four cds with his compositions: "Desde el Norte", "Anit Negra", "i'ann" and "El Bosque de la Memoria" (BigSur Records).