THE ARTIST – Jabier Muguruza
Jabier Muguruza is a Spanish musician and songwriter; music has been a part of Jabier’s life since an early age. He has played the accordion since he was five years old and won a variety of competitions including the ‘European Championship’. Jabier has played in various groups as well as a solo artist. In 1990 he formed the group ‘Les Taximen’; together they released three albums. After the dissolution of ‘Les Taximen’, Jabier became a member of the group ‘Ripiau’; between 1996 and 2000 the group released four albums.
As well as being a member of bands, simultaneous, Jabier also pursued his solo career. In 1994 he released his first album called ‘Boza barruan’. Since then Jabier has released an impressive, ten more albums including ‘Aise’ in 1997, ‘Enegarren postala’ in 2007 and ’Konplizeak’ in 2007 to name but a few. Most recently, in 2011 Jabier released ‘Bikote bat’, his eleventh album to date.
Aside from music, Jabier is also an author, in the early 90′s he founded a literary group called Emak Bakia with Bernardo Atxaga , Ruper Ordorika and Jose Mari Iturralde amongst others. In 1994 he published lagun Sei, sei sekretu , a children’s book. This was followed by four other childrens books as well as two aimed at adults.
Check Jabier Muguruza out here:
– Life Cafe, Liverpool
20th May – Cafe Picaro, Toledo
21st May – Musutruk, Gernika
22nd May – Central Cultural Delicias, Zaragoza
23rd May – Galileo Galilei, Madrid
Check out the 2004 tour's photos on here.
Kristian Sveholm – Bass
Thomas Kongshavn – Guitar
Michale Gay – Guitar
Jay Sikora – Drums
Peter Watson – Keyboards
Marte Helleseter – Vocals
Mariona Castillo Garcia – Vocals
Tori Beaumont – Vocals
Octavia Harwood – Manager
Sigrid Sketie Tjensvoll – Manager