Victor Samalot is 25 + year guitarist from Cleveland Ohio who draws on is Latin roots fusing timeless Latin groove with Jazz stylings topped with a rock edge that appeals to listeners of world fusion music. Imagine a jam session with the likes of Carlos Santana, Wes Montgomery and Jeff Beck.
Fresh and contemporary, Victor’s musical adventure keeps him quite busy performing and in the studio. His influences include Ottmar Liebert, Craig Chaquico, Jesse Cook, Phil Keaggy, Jose Feliciano and David Gilmour.
Primarily an electric guitar player, in 2010, Victor wanted to again put his own stamp on original instrumental music by switching to a Godin acoustic / electric guitar and utilizing the Boss RC 300 loop station.
Exploring this instrumentation led to releasing 2 albums, Victor Samalot (self titled) (2010) and Esperanza (2017). Both illustrate the vision of fusing genres with an organic vibe.
“Listened to "Esperanza" on the way to work again. Man I just love it...
are you planning to do another album like this one?”
(Keith Hannaleck - MuzikMan Review / Boston, MA)
Victor and his music is featured in / on:
· Radio Guitar One Radio
· One World Music Radio – Nominated for Best Acoustic Instrumental Album (2018)
· WNWV The Wave 107.3 FM (Cleveland Ohio
· Pump It Up Magazine (2018 Highlight)
· “The Sun Peaks Through” interview with Debbie Burke author and contributor to All About Jazz.com
· “The EntreMusician” podcast interview with Jere B. (Youngstown Ohio), on the Indie and DIY business of music.
Prior to 2010, Victor was heavily involved with his Jazz Rock Fusion instrumental group Rare Blend.....for more, see complete bio on Victor's official website, link below.
Victor's album Esperanza (released 10/12/17 – TSM Productions), is the brainchild of fusing Latin groove, Jazz stylings with a touch of Rock edge creating a signature sound in the genre of instrumental world fusion. Collaborating through the Internet (a new recording venture for Samalot), complimented his vision of a full organic vibe.
“Without question, download this album! You’ll never tire of the feeling you get from the music.” (Rebecca Cullen – Stereo Stickman
Working year round with an ever increasing gig schedule, Vic's take on his brand of world fusion compliments both public and private performances. He also includes looping technology during his sets adding another dimension in spontaneous improvisation and presentation.
COMPLETE BIO CAN BE FOUND ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE.