Professional Sax player with more than 20 YEARS of experience. With a great versatility, I can adapt easily to what is required. I'm gonna work until you're 100% happy with the result.
Graduated in Argentina:
"Diploma of Music Teacher - orientation: Saxophone, in accordance with Higher Education".
I also have taken private lessons with great jazz musicians for several years:
2019, Private classes of Jazz performance with Professor Dee Jay Foster (Barcelona, Spain)
2016, Private classes of Harmony, Jazz language with Professor Guillermo Romero (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
2011 - 2015, Private classes of Saxophone, Jazz language with Professor Ricardo Cavalli (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
2013, Private lessons Fred Ho (Brookling- USA).
2014, Private lessons of piano, composition and arrangement with Prof. Enrique Angelillo. (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
2010-2013, Clarinet Lessons at the Gilardo Gilardi conservatory, (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
2009, Contemporary Jazz Clinic Gilardo Gilardi Conservatory. Prof. Enzo Rocco (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
2008, Musicology course at the Gilardo Gilardi conservatory. (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
2007, Clinic (the sound of saxophone) with Prof. de Saxo Santiago Defransisco (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
1994 - 2004, Studies at the Necochea Orchestral Institute, Jazz orientation. Prof. Juan Carlos Gesualdi.
Keep growing is one of my daily personal concerns.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Fede Carreras
Wow ... your performance took the song to another level. You have incredible talent. The sax solo was very good. Without a doubt we will contact you again for more work. Highly recommended. Thank you for the willingness and speed in sending the work.
Fede is a brilliant musician! He recorded the saxophone parts and brass steams very quickly and accurately. Made 3 different solo options. He subtly feels the style of music. I will continue to turn to him in work on the project.
Fede is a passionate and utterly professional and competent musician. He is a joy to have on my album. Also, happily, he is patient with nuances and proposed revisions. I like to hear lots of possibilities before finally making up my mind and he was patient and a great listener . . . Highly recommended!
Fede. He gets what is needed, has great tone, is professional in his playing and in what he delivers. The recording of the parts was excellent too.
Would use again!
Interview with Fede Carreras
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1º_ Understanding what it is needed. 2º_ Working on it, if I have to play something special, I write my sheet music or chords were I should improvise. 3º_ Recording some versions of the work to let the client choose which is the best for him/her. 4º_ I always keep in touch with my client, to be sure he/she is satisfied with my work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be completely satisfy with my work once we finished.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love record different music styles or different songs every time. The job will be always different.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you send me the written part of the sax? I have no problem, I could send you, any music sheet you need.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I do not know yet.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Explain me the best you can, what you need.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Watch videos on (YouTube) about the musician you are looking for. It is important to know who are you working with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1- Saxophone 2- Piano 3- Clarinet 4- Drum 5- My computer with my recording stuff
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started when I was 7 years old. Now I am 33. I've never stop playing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I play Jazz
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I already work with amazing artist. My desire would be playing my music around the world.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It is really important to know what you are recording for. If you are recording a rock solo, you need to be careful not to use jazz material. Or if you are recording a melody, you must play the melody clearly without many improvisational phrases.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: In my personal projects is jazz music. In my internet recordings, pop and rock music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a very well prepared musician, I do not feel any weakness. But if I have to emphasize, my strongest skill would be improvisation and melody recording.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Good sound!! but also, I bring "music" I use my rhythmic and harmonic knowledge to create music. I don't just play notes. I focus a lot on playing in the groove, using flow phrases, what in jazz it's called playing with swing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My recording material: Sax: Super King 20, Mouthpiece: Meyer NY Bross 1970, Microphone AKG 414. Audient iD14 Audio Interface
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love jazz, I was inspired by: Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans... I dedicated my whole life to studying jazz, I also have classical studies. In addition, I have worked with reggae, pop, blues and rock bands, among others. I have a very long professional career, I am sure that I am fully qualified to record what the client needs.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record improvisations and melodies for my clients. I always do what the client needs. I have my own projects, they are on (youtube) if you write my name, it is possible to see some videos.