Telmo Fernandez is a Spanish Guitarist, Composer and Arranger. With an eclectic style of his own his work goes from the classic guitar-organ-drums trio to larger ensembles. Based in the tradition of B.A.M and Latin music, he has written and arranged from Latin tunes to RnB as well as straight ahead Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop and Afro Cuban Music.
Deeply rooted in the sounds of the 70´s he adds a contemporary flavor of his own to the music. His influences go from legendary guitarists like Grant Green and Wes Montgomery to iconic artists such as Roy Ayers, Mongo Santamaría, Albert King, James Brown, Elio Revé or Pacho Alonso.
He has played and/or recorded with some of the best organ players on the scene such as Brian Charette, Pat Bianchi, Phil Wilkinson or Jared Gold. With a “Horn-like” approach on the guitar, he feels very comfortable playing trio with organ and drums due to the natural blending between these three instruments.
After a 5 year hiatus in his career, he comes back strongly to the scene with three new albums under his arm. The first one of these new three L.P´s is “El Maldecido”, a large ensemble featuring some of the most acclaimed cuban musicians in the Spanish scene (Yuvisney Aguilar, Jorge Vistel, Harold Rey, Yarel Hernandez). The album revisits the Salsa Brava and Afro-Cuban Music of the 70´s through eleven tracks composed and arranged by the guitarist. A deep and personal homage to this music gender and his Antillean Ancestors.
Besides “El Maldecido”, he will soon release two other L.P´s with the legendary vocalist Eve Cornelious, a “Straight Ahead” Jazz album with Brian Charette on Organ and Jason Brown on Drums and another very personal album with original compositions in a kind of 70´s RnB/Soul fashion. This album features some of the most in demand NYC musicians like Carmen Intorre J.R and Jason Brown on Drums, Anthony Wonsey on Fender Rhodes and Piano and Marco Panascia on Electric Bass.