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Roberto Zayas自1984年來台灣發展,他的音樂風格融合了古典,爵士,民謠,民族和流行音樂元素,成為一個獨特的個人風格。
生於Asunción Paraguay,在五歲時,Zayas的開始了他的音樂訓練,在國立藝術大學Nacional del Paraguay向全世界最優秀的吉他大師Cayo Sila Godoy學習。
在台灣,Zayas已成為深入發展樂壇並合作過張惠妹,劉德華,王力宏等歌手,及作曲家李大鄉等等。1990年歌曲“寂寞公路”,由吳蘇開及Zayas一同執行的專輯,獲金曲“最佳錄音獎”。1991年金曲獎“年度歌曲”女歌手獎陳許華“等待我的生活”,也是由Zayas編曲及演奏,Zayas是第一位在台灣得到這個獎項的外國人。而他溫暖的吉他音色,可以在台灣四百多張不同的專輯中聽見。
Zayas的創作及演奏已經與台灣最大的藝術公司和基金會進行合作,如“雲門”現代舞蹈團,果陀劇場(音樂),明華園(歌仔戲),台北愛樂合唱團,世紀合唱團,台灣國立交響樂團(中國傳統樂器),國家交響樂團(NSO),台北小交響樂團,台北表演者聯盟,頭昏眼花的爵士樂隊,黃石口琴基金會等等。
在“台中國際爵士音樂節”幾乎每年都會邀請他的樂團或作為特邀吉他手進行表演,Zayas在台灣音樂界中以獲得最高的認可。
Roberto Zayas has been based in Taiwan since 1984. His music style combines elements of classical, jazz, folk, ethnic and popular music, into a unique and personal sound. Born in Asunción, Paraguay, Zayas began his musical training at the age of five, studying with one of the finest classical guitarists in the world, Maestro Cayo Sila Godoy at the Escuela de Bellas Artes of the Universidad Nacional del Paraguay.
In Taiwan, Zayas has become deeply involved in the music scene, arranging and performing for such stars as, Su Rei, A Mei, Guo Fu Chen, Andy Lau, Wang Li Hong, Chao Yiong Hwa, Wen Chang, Hong Rong Hong, composer Lee Tai Hsiang, among many others. In 1990 the song "Lonely Highway", performed by Wu Su Kai and arranged by Zayas, won the Golden Melody "Best Recording" Award. The Golden Melody Award in the category of "Song of the Year" for 1991, was awarded to the singer Chen Hsu Hwa for her song "Waiting All My Life", which was again arranged and performed by Zayas and marked the first time a foreign arranger had ever received this recognition.
He has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra as an accompanist for Placido Domingo. His warm guitar sound now can be heard on over four hundred different albums in Taiwan.
Zayas have been performed and collaborated with Taiwan greatest Art companies and foundations, such as the "Cloud Gate" Modern Dance Troupe, Godot Theatre (Musical), Min Hwa Yuan (Taiwanese Opera), Taipei Philharmonic Choir, Century Choir, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra (Chinese Traditional Instruments), National Symphony Orchestra (N.S.O.), Taipei Sinfonietta, Taipei Performers Union, Dizzy Jazz Band, Yellowstone Harmonica Foundation, among others.
Almost every year performed with his band Equinox or as guest guitarist at the "Taichung International Jazz Festival". It was program adviser of this festival in 2008, and did the grand opening with his band Equinox with special guest, the famous American saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Also alternating other performances, Zayas have been recognized as one of the pioneers in Hotels and business clubs in Taiwan and the area.