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Santillan, Julia (A.)

Santillan, Julia (A.), composer, guitarist; b. Tucuman, Argentina, 1 January 1974.

Santillan has studied at Instituto Superior de Musica (Argentina) and then graduated from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA). He received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the Arif Mardin Award and the Contemporary Writing and Production Achievement Award. He has recorded and performed with many musicians from Argentina, Boston and New York including Cesar Isella, Oscar Stagnaro, Raul Carnota and Sandra Mihanovich. As an arranger he has worked with artists from all over the world Since 1998 Julio leads "Los Changos" (trio & septet) a group that performs his own compositions. The group has released two cds. Julio Santillan (father), was born in Tucuman, Argentina, December 10th., 1949. He studied Agriculture Engineer and later he got a major in Philosophy. He is an amateur guitarist and he was Julio's first music teacher. Noemi J. Stagnetto (mother), was born in Tucuman, Argentina, September 5th., 1951. She studied Arts but dedicated her life to writing poetry. Lucina I. Santillan (sister), was born in Tucuman, Argentina, February 3rd., 1975. She is an aerobic instructor. Jeronimo Santillan (brother), was born in Tucuman, Argentina, August 16th.,1982. He is also a musician. He plays bass. He's had performances with Oscar Stagnaro & Peru Mestiso, Sandra Mihanovich, Cesar Isella, Raul Carnota, Ben Monder, Chris Cheek, Fernando Huergo, Franco Pinna, Bernardo Baraj, Lalo de Los Santos, Pablo Ablanedo Octet, Fernando Isella & Makanudos, Gian Carlo Buscaglia & Balaton, Manuel Santos & Bambule, Patricia Vlieg, Lucho Hoyos, Marta Gomez, Tami Machnai, Analia Selis, In The House, Blues Food, Kilombo Mambo, Ambar Quartet, Katie Viqueira, Claudio Ragazzi and Los Changos. He's made recordings with Oscar Stagnaro, Pablo Ablanedo Octet, Gian Carlo Buscaglia, Manuel Santos & Bambule, Patricia Vlieg, Marta Gomez, Victor Buey, Asa Renefelt, Analia Selis, Tami Machnai, Santiago Greco, and Los Changos. He's written compositions and arrangements for Los Changos Trio, Los Changos Septet, Pablo Ablanedo Octet, Fer Isella & Makanudos, Marta Gomez, Analia Selis, Coro de la Provincia de Tucuman, Gian Carlo Buscaglia, Victor Villadangos, Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, Victor Buey and Sandra Mihanovich.

Recordings:
Los Changos Trio: Desde el Norte (2001); Los Changos Septet: Anit Negra (2003)
As sideperson:
Oscar Stagnaro: The Latin Bass Book (2001); Pablo Ablanedo Octet: From Down There (2001); Marta Gomez: Marta Gomez (2001); Bambule: Sophia (2002); Pablo Ablanedo Octet: Alegria (2003); Marta Gomez: Solo es Vivir (2003)

Original compositions:
Los Changos Trio: Fortunato Rasguido (huayno), Quiero Retrunca (trunca), Arribena (vidala), Quilita Legal (gato), La Muda (chacarera), Pa' mi Viejo (zamba), El Jardin (chacarera y media), Danza Ritual (taquirari), La Gallina Cueca (cueca), Aurorretrato (tango), Ajonjoli (chacarera), Luz Mala (chacarera), Gustavo (balada); Los Changos Septet: El Tata (chacarera), Nanina (tango), Cancion de Miel (zamba), Cantor Leguero (vidala), La Llamita (baguala), Desde Lejos (milonga), La Huella (chacarera), Cochuna (milonga), Ushuaia, Anit (vals), Uruguayos (candombe). Music for Orchestra: Carapunco, El Bosque de la Memoria, No me Dejen Solo (symphonic orchestra / orquesta sinfonica), Isla de Costas de Sal (symphonic orchestra and choir / orquesta sinfonica y coro), Maride (string orchestra / orquesta de cuerdas), Commencement Processional March (brass orchestra / orquesta de metales). Chamber Music: Sonata de Cuarta, Invention 16 (for piano), Cinco Estudios Criollos, El Hidraulico, El vuelo de la Gallina, Sonata Blues, Sambinha (for guitar), Uqbar (for woodwind quartet), String Quartet n. 0, Yendome (for piano and cello).
Jazz Orchestra -Big Band: Winter in my Soul (jazz ballad), Crimson Deluge (bolero/ bossa), Gotila (jazz waltz), Surumpiao (chacarera).

Theater music:
Original music: "Chau Muneca" (dir. by Oli Alonso, 1995); "Nada que ver con nada" (dir. by Tream Teatro, 1996); "La guerra muda" (dir. by Leo Grabrilof, 1996)

Arrangements for:
Sandra Mihanovich, Marta Gomez, Brookwood High School, Gian Carlo Buscaglia,
Analia Selis, Victor Buey, and Coro de la Provincia de Tucuman (Argentina).

Bibliography:
"Cinco Estudios Criollos"- a book written by Julio A. Santillan with studies for guitar. -2002.

Contact information:
www.juliosantillan.com
juliosantillan@hotmail.com

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