Fernando Ángel Carranza. (June 28 of 1970) is a musician and tenor sax player born in Rio Cuarto city, in Córdoba state, Argentina. He defines himself like a melomaniac, without specializations, a fanatic and enthusiast of the autodidacticism learning. In his beginnings in the music universe he recalls his mother, an ex professor of piano. On his adolescence, he discovers the tenor sax in movies such like “Round Midnight” and “Bring on the night”. Later he beguins to get involved with heavy rock music, then with argentinian and international rock and pop, more later fusion rock, and arriving at last to jazz music.
His main inspiration is founding in the ideal of seek a music that can achieve the supreme expresion of freedom, and above all, through jazz music (musical genre born at the end of XIX century in United States and that owns his origin in the middle of the interaction of the afroamerican culture with european school of music, the first implies a searching for the expressive freedom).
The artwork of Fernando Ángel Carranza is a Ministry to serve to the Lord: his music borns to the goal of keep the message of peace and hope to differents places in the world, been his sax the intermediary (an instrument very noble for his versatility, Carranza says) , which voice can be very subtle and at the same time a voice of search and vanguard, of games and adventure.
His main influences are Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Branford Marsalis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Keith Jarrett and Eric Dolphy, among others. His first CD “Christ is jazz… (also!!)”, under an independent discographic label, with production and artistic direction of Fernando Carranza and recorded at Mp Records studio, has been accepted very well in the Christian musical genre and the main audience too.
He was share scene with musicians such like Guillermo Vadalá, John Stowell, Curupirá, Adrián Iaies, Ernesto Jodos, Scaramouche and Daniel Corzo, among others. In addition, Carranza has participate in renowed jazz festivals: “Festival de Jazz del Centro” (2010, 2011, 2012 y 2013), “Córdoba Jazz Fest 2014”; several editions of the serie “Amigos por la música”, with his own band and also invited by another artists; several presentations of the TV serie “Banca al Arte”, performances in Córdoba and renowed local events.
With an amazing sound quality, actually Carranza is get ready for the launch of his second production in CD named “Total Surrender”, in which he tries to transmit the message of inspiration, full of hope and life, with solid biblical bases.
“I gave all my being, my mind, my body and my soul to the service of the Lord; and I want to keep doing it as long as I life”.