Jorge Salán

Jorge Salán
Jorge Salán en 2012.jpg
Jorge Salán in 2012
Background information
Born (1982-04-04) April 4, 1982 (age 36)
Madrid, Spain
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, R&B
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1997–present
LabelsWarner Music Group
Associated actsYngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Scott Soto, Miguel Ríos, Robin Beck, Mägo de Oz, Bob Daisley, Avalanch, www.jorgesalan.com

Jorge Salán (born April 4, 1982) is a Spanish rock lead guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter. He is most well known for being the lead guitar for the metal rock solo singer Jeff Scott Soto (leading voice of Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen) and the Jeff Scott Soto Band (now SOTO) from 2009 till today, the lead guitar on Robin Beck's European Tour 2013, and for having collaborated with a long list of legendary rock musicians such as Fiona Flanagan or bass guitar player Bob Daisley.

Career

Jorge Salán is a rock guitarist both by critics and audiences[1] as one of the most valuable and impressive guitarist in the rock scene nowadays. He was awarded a scholarship by the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 17 and recorded his first solo album at the age of 19, "The Utopian Sea of Clouds". This album drew in a lot of attention within the Spanish rock scene and earned him the label of best guitarist player for several magazines and radio shows.[2] He is also well known for being the leading guitar for the Spanish metal rock band Mägo de Oz from 2004 till 2008. In 2014 he was awarded for 10th time in a row with the "Best rock solo guitarist award" in the RockReferendum,[3] the most important Spanish contest for rock musicians.

He has toured throughout the world presenting his solo work or accompanying other artists. With Jeff Scott Soto he has toured Brazil, Argentina and throughout Europe playing in the most prestigious Rock festivals, most notably Graspop Metal Meeting, Bang Your Head!!! and Rock Of Ages, both in Germany, sharing the stage with bands like Alice Cooper, Helloween and Slayer.

Jorge Salán often plays guitar for American singers Fiona and Robin Beck. Played for Beck[4] at the Firefest Festival in Nottingham, England, alongside Gotthard, Tyketto and Danger Danger. He continued playing for Robin Beck on every concert of his European tours including Hard Rock Hell and Aor Festival and Sweden Rock, sharing stage with Black Sabbath, Alter Bridge and Billy Idol. Many of these prestigious artists highlight his skills and personality on a 2014 music documentary based on his life and career, No looking Back.[5]

Other Languages
español: Jorge Salán