Furmi Gomez (1981) is a jazz saxophone player from Barcelona (Spain) currently living in New York City.
Furmi has been playing saxophone for more then 25 years. He received his Master of Arts in music from The Royal Conservatory at The Hague in the Netherlands. Here he performed at main jazz venues of the country including Bimhuis, Dizzys, Pavlov, Le Vagavond, and De Patter. During this time, he played a leading role to establish The Kikker as one of the most successful and renowned jazz venues in the country.
Performing internationally with Grammy nominated musicians and artists of many different nationalities continues to be integral to Furmi's approach to music. His experience playing in live performances at worldwide festivals has connected Furmi's music to a global audience. In addition, he has performed at well-known festivals such as Fringe Fest, Wac Fest, Girona Jazz Fest, North Sea Jazz, Summertime Fest, Agrinio Jazz Fest, as well as many others. He organized multiple tours through Europe with both local and international musicians.
Furmi is based in New York City where he currently leads an active professional life as a jazz musician and band leader, playing in multiple venues like Mezzrow Jazz Club, The Bowery Electric, Bar Nine, N.A.M.A., Pete's Candy, Otto's Shrunken Head, to name a few. He recently recorded his new album New York Minute. The record contains all songs written by him, inspired by the accelerated daily life in NYC. The record will be released in November 2019.
Although Furmi specializes in Jazz music, he is highly interested in other music genres and musical cross overs, resulting in a couple of very special and interesting projects. His project with the string quartet stand out. For this project Furmi took the challenge of combining a saxophone and double bass jazz combo making use of improvisation with a classical string quartet, in which the string quartet plays a important foreground roll. Out of the ordinary the jazz combo and the string quartet have equal weights, intertwining the jazz and classical music styles in an unusual way. All compositions written by Furmi.
Furmi has played the pedal steel guitar since 2002. While playing in the successful Spanish experimental band Soma Planet, in his teens and early twenties, living in NY, inspired by the huge diversity of the city, Furmi decided to pick up this dear old friend again, a new project was born. Furmi plays the lap steel guitar solo, making ambient music, for relaxation sessions, sleeping aid, and performing and yoga sessions. He has 'made bigger' this project, and started playing with Grammy winner Bam Bam Rodriguez on modular synths.
Two of his big projects on composition and arrangements, the string quartet and a saxophone quartet, you can listen in this website.