A unique sound ranging from house to ambient music, Florencio Cruz writes music for saxophone and performs an improvised show where he combines his own experimental sound with house music.
He composes and plays a varied repertoire from house and electro-funk to chill-out and ambient music. Constantly innovating and redefining the boundaries between musical genres, Florencio’s music evolves as he searches for a perfect balance between past and future, concrete and abstract, acoustic and electronic.
Florencio developed his unique sound and technique over more than a decade of playing and performing with well-known artists, DJs and producers in clubs throughout Europe, America and Asia.
He has performed alongside Seal, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Martin Solveig, Fatboy Slim, Roger Sanchez and Carl Cox.
Florencio was born in Argentina in 1980. After studying both classical and jazz saxophone for seven years, he left an academic environment to travel the world, discover new cultures, and ultimately define his own sound and melodic language..
Reeds: Bari Synthetic reeds
“I truly believe that the sound is in the head of the player, but we can only reproduce what we hear in our mind if we have the right tools. I have only been using Bari Synthetic reeds for the past eight years, because they create the sound I need, and I can rely on them, knowing that my sound will never be affected by weather, temperature or heavy use. People think it is a matter of comfort, but it is not. There is a very flexible and rich sound behind Bari reeds and I just love them.”
Soprano Mouthpiece Bari Rubber “74.
“I use a Bari rubber facing 74 mouthpiece for my soprano saxophone, and occasionally a Hybrid facing 7 (rubber and stainless steel) for my alto saxophone”
“Once, I heard Branford Marsalis talking about his Bari soprano mouthpiece and I went straight to the shop to try it out. The result was incredible…My sound on the soprano saxophone is warm but sharp. It is the kind of mouthpiece that allows you to get different results by simply changing the embouchure. The high quality materials and craftsmanship used by Bari Woodwinds is what makes the difference!”
Lebayle Alto Studio 7:
“Fred and I have made this mouthpiece together in New York, I actually only looked at him while he was doing it 🙂 but I love it and I love him too”.