"GABRIEL AGUILERA IS AN PROFESSIONAL ELECTRIC BASSIST, TEACHER & COMPOSER.
BASED IN SWEDEN."
My name is Gabriel Aguilera and I‘m a musician with roots from Chile but reside now in Sweden. My journey of becoming a professional bass player began at the age of 21. At the young age of 13, I discovered the beauty of music in a Christian church close to where I grew up. My greatest joy in life was both singing and playing guitar in the church until an accident in high-school separated me from my passion for a couple of years.
In 2000, I joined the University of Playa Ancha’s career in Music Pedagogy where I further deepened my studies of musical theory. Three years later, a funk band called me to replace their current bassist for one gig. After that one time I played with the band, I ended up playing with the same band for one entire year and performed over 20 concerts. All in the same year.
Later that year, I decided to pursue the profession as both music teacher and principal of the Instrumental Music School at University de Playa Ancha. The same year, I also decided to start studying Bass Guitar with Marcelo Córdova and subsequently with the great teacher René Moris for one full year.
My musical journey took me to many new places, I began recording and performing in South America and Europe (mainly in Chile, Sweden and also in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Spain, Denmark and Norway). I currently live in Sweden, where I work and perform weekly with my band Gabriel Aguilera Band and where we continuously explore new depths and infusions of latin, jazz, fusion, rock and funk genres. Furthermore, I have also recorded Swedish Hip hop and Brazilian music.
Deserve special mention for having played with Gonzalo Palma - recognized as one of the best pianists in Chile.
I hope you enjoyed my story!