Julian Gutierrez is originally from Holguín, Cuba where he received an academic musical education of the highest level possible. He is the heir to a family musical tradition. At the start of his professional career, he toured Europe, Mexico and the United States with the group Mezcla, then arrived in Quebec in 2001. He earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz from the University of Sherbrooke, then a master’s degree and a doctorate in jazz. at Laval University, which immersed him in the musical reality of Quebec, making him friends with many of his musicians from the world of jazz. He shared the stage with Jean-Pierre Zanella, Paul Brochu, Alain Labrosse, Mohamed Abdoul Al Khabir, Jacek Kochan among others. He meets Jean-François Martel (originally from Victoriaville) Axel Bonnaire (originally from Guadeloupe) and Eugenio ‘Kiko’ Osorio master percussionist of Cuban origin and plunges back into Jazz with constantly renewed pleasure. The sound of Julian Gutierrez’s project is at the crossroads of modernity and tradition, spiced with a hint of what is called the “Gran Caribe”.