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Biography

Below was translated from Spanish to English using the Google translator application. The original text can be read here: Sandra Vázquez Blues Band

Sandra Vazquez was born on June 28, 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at age 20 she had the first contact with music through a harmonica.

Her musical interests led her to take private classes with Adrián Jiménez and to see clinics taught by musicians such as Flavio Guimaraes (from Brazil in 1998), Bruce Ewan (from the United States in 2000), Norton Búfalo (from California, USA, in 2001) and with Lee Oscar, who gives name to one of the two leading brands of harmonicas in the world, (in 2001)

Owner of a unique and particular style, in the year 2000 he began to give private lessons of the instrument and from there he dedicated himself exclusively to music, sharing among teaching, shows, clinics and events.

In 2001 she met León Gieco, who adopted her as a guest artist in her shows and with whom she toured, on repeated occasions, the most important stages of our country; Luna Park, ND Athenaeum, Opera Theater, Orfeo (Cordoba) West Railway Stadium, San Martin Theater, Broadway Theater, Willie Dixon and Flag Monument (Rosario), Parque de la Costa, Plaza de Mayo, National University of Cuyo ( Mendoza) among other places.

As a guest of Gieco, she also participates in important festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Cosquín Rock (in which she had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Charly García, invited by León), San Pedro Rock, Villa Gessell Rock, Durazno Festival (Uruguay ), multitudinous recitals in the Plaza de Mayo, in the framework of the commemoration of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and in 2003 the Recital Solidario for the victims of Santa Fe, before 50,000 people, Carnival of Arias (Córdoba), etc.

It was also presented, in a trio format, as the opening act of the Mississippi Blues Band (a band with which on other occasions I participated as a guest).

In 2004 Leon Gieco put together a show called "Planet of Women" of which Sandra is part of his band, being called to share the stage with important local figures such as Hilda Lizarazu and Liliana Herrero, among others, in places such as the Teatro Argentino de La Silver, Roxy from Mar del Plata, ND Ateneo and television programs such as the Badía cycle on Channel 7.

At the end of 2005 she recorded as a guest the theme March of the Bronze and Blues of the Exodus on the album Classics of Miguel Cantilo, also participating in the live performance of it (ND Athenaeum, Badia). That year I also formed part of the album and DVD "El Vivo de León", recorded at Luna Park, as well as the DVD "10 Años de Mi".

In the year 2006 the band of Sandra, appeared before more than 6000 people, as support of Luis Salinas in the Main Square of Campana.

I also play on repeated occasions with Miguel Botafogo, in ND Ateneo, in CM (by cable), in a tribute to Pappo, together with his son, Luciano Napolitano, etc.

He formed a trio with the legendary pianist of the Cats, Ciro Fogliatta with Juan Carlos Pueblas, with whom they gave shows for several years in the Capital and the interior of the country, participating in important events such as the Blues Festivals of the Lavarden Theater (Rosario) , Festival de Jazz de Campana, Festival 60/70 with Rodolfo García (Almendra drummer), organized by the Municipality in Río Gallegos, at the Buenos Aires tennis open in the Lawn Tennis Club, ND Athenaeum next to Hector Starc, etc.

She was invited to participate in the Festival Gaitistas in 2008 in Brazil, this being one of the first events dedicated exclusively to women harmonists.

He recorded in the last CD of Andrea Alvarez (recognized drummer / percussionist of Argentine rock), with whom he also shared the stage in different opportunities.

Other figures with whom he had the pleasure of playing are: Claudia Puyo, Pajarito Zaguri, Claudio Gabis, Cristina Dall, Ricardo Tapia, Andreas Kisser (guitarist of Sepultura) among many others.

In 2009 he created a show with Bueytrio (Band led by Cesar Canosa), with a wide repertoire based on blues and rock, where his quality as a singer is noted, accompanied by his harmonica; with this formation they were presented in different Buenos Aires Pubs, as well as in the interior of the country, such as América (Province of Bs. As), General Pico (La Pampa), Rufino (Santa Fe), Castex (La Pampa), Dolores (Province of Bs. As), Chivilcoy (Province of Bs. As), within the framework of the Festival Chivilarte 2010 organized by the Culture Directorate of Chivilcoy, sharing the stage with Chango Spasiuk and Radio Continental in the program of Fernando Bravo, and many others.

In 2010 he travels to the Pampa (Gral. Pico) with Bueytrio as a stable band of Lurrie Bell (Legendary bluesman from Chicago, son of Carey Bell).

In the same year he created the series "PATEANDO EL TABLERO", a show based on blues that incorporates other artistic genres, which has been developing with great repercussion in the medium, with guest artists of great trajectory as a particularity of the event, among which we can name: Leon Gieco, Botafogo, Miguel Cantilo, Ciro Fogliatta, Claudia Puyo, Cristina Dall, Andrea Alvarez, Ricardo Tapia, Rodolfo Garcia, Nicolas Raffetta (pianist Pappo and Malosetti), Daniel Raffo, Gady Pampillon, Gustavo Villegas, Machy Madco, Arito Rodríguez (Viticus), Jeferson Goncalves (Brazil), Lonnie Hillyer (USA) among others …

At the end of 2011 he appears with his band at the ND Ateneo with Claudia Puyó and his band.

In June 2012 he recorded his first live DVD in La Trastienda club, in which great figures of music and art participated, among which Don Vilanova, Nico Rafetta, Leon Gieco, Ciro Fogliatta, Ricardo Tapia, Daniel Raffo , Marcelo Mosqueira (cartoonist), among others … This way, his show "Pateando el Tablero" will be registered next to the sale.

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