Born in Barcelona in 1971, he became a fan of latin jazz music since his early childhood. Gerónimo studied music and piano at the Conservatori de Música de Barcelona, and piano and latin percussion at the Escuela Nacional de Arte de la Habana.
As an advertising music composer and producer he has been awarded with a Cannes Gold Lion and Silver One Show (WWF) and he has also worked for relevant international brands such as Playstation, Coca-Cola, Freixenet, PSP, Timotei, Slamdance Film Festival, and MotoGP, among many others.
His ecclectic music background combines Spanish roots as Flamenco and Rumba Catalana, with American black music, Hip Hop and Electronica. He played live at some important spanish and european festivals such as Doctor Music Festival, BAM, Pop Komm Festival and Arezzo Wave.
The Mamba Negra Project
Mamba Negra is the name of one of the eight compositions which also entitles the live album session recorded on Luz de Gas, Barcelona, on june of 2016. These songs are a selected anthology of the works written by Gerónimo Balado since 1991.
Recorded live on multitrack audio with 6 videocameras, the Luz de Gas concert sets the birth of this unique latin jazz revelation, and projects Gerónimo Balado as a Xavier Cugat of our times as a band leader, inspired by Mario Bauzá, Chico O'Farrill or Lalo Schifrin as a composer.
Eight music works which pan from classic mambo and chachacha to hot salsa and jazz fusion, this mediterranean latin jazz band brings fresh blood and sets a new high standard for the genre. Composed by Gerónimo Balado and arranged by Santiago Acevedo, it's bravely performed by the cosmopolitan Mamba Negra Ensemble.
Discover the vivid, electrifying live performance, which brings all the passion that only latin jazz music can offer to a live audience.