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About

Born to a Mexican mother and an American father, I began to play music at an early age in my hometown of Guadalajara, Jalisco. As a teenager I lived in Texas and since 2010 I have been involved in the jazz and experimental music scene, performing in venues and festivals around north and central America and Europe such as Festival de Arte Nuevo de Chihuahua MX, Zemlika Festival LV, La Bilbaina Jazz club ES, El Sotano CR, La Guitarra El Tunco SV, Sala Carlos Chavez UNAM MX, Radical Sounds Latin America DE, and many more. From 2014 -2018 I was a professor of guitar and electronic music at the University of Arts and Sciences of Chiapas (UNICACH) in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. Since 2019 I have lived in Berlin, Germany where I perform and teach music, and organize workshops and other events at dim things.

Press:
The Quietus
Obscure Sound
La Jornada
All About Jazz


Upcoming Dates:
2024
Feb 22 Tripas @ Panke Berlin
March 21 Despapaye @ loophole Berlin
April 13 Mitleko @ dim things Berlin
Apr 14 Mitleko @ Salon der Villa Plagwitz Leipzig DE
April 16 Mitleko @ Alte Volksbad, Mannheim DE
April 17 Mitleko @ Centro Machado Cologne DE
April 20 Mitleko @ Andesground label night @ Vewa Dudelange LUX
April 28 Modelo Espacial w/ GGG @ Trixter Berlin DE
May 9 Despapaye @ Bar Bobu Berlin
May 12 w/ counterblast @ Schlot Berlin DE
June 09 Mitleko @ Galeria Sepia GDL
June 11 Workshop @ Colima MX
June 12 4tet @ Jardin Trapiche Colima MX
June 13 Diego Franco trio @ Coyoacan CDMX
June 14 Roberto Blanco trio @ Tlalpan CDMX
June 15 La idea electrica Jazzorca CDMX
June 16 Diego Franco 4tet @  teatro de la cd CDMX
June 18 w/ Ian Sour @ Terraza CDMX
June 19 Parker & Lenox TK 4tet CDMX
June 20 Diego France 4tet @ Zinco Jazz Club
June 21 Despapaye @ CDMX tba
June 22 Leo Aranda Bringas Kessler @ Jazzorca CDMX
June 29 Despapaye @ 48h Neukoelln Berlin DE
July 19 Despapaye @ Quasimodo Berlin DE
Jul 30 Leo/Chew/Kessler @ Vancouver CA
Aug 1 Mitleko + Isma Tinta @ Shame Fest Vancouver CA
Aug 5 Workshop @ Vancouver CA
Sept 21 Despapaye @ Watt Bar Berlin


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