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Singer and composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, began her studies in the music conservatory of the same city, with the well-known singer Liliana Pavafioriti (star of the musical The Miserables’) and with Gachi Leivovich. In Argentina assisted seminars with Gloria Gaynor, Luciana Souza, Sheila Jordan, Thierney Sutton, Jorge Rossy, David Binney, y Perico Sambeat. During five years she studied musical language at the E.M.U. school of Buenos Aries.

 

Completed her studies as a singer in Barcelona with Luciana Souza, Maureen Scott, Viv Manning, Carme Canela y Ana Finger. In the Passatge School she studied harmony with Javier Feierstein. Rocio studied piano en la Catalunya Superior School of Music (E.S.M.U.C.) with Marcos Mescuida, and guitar with Cesc Camprubi in The Juan Pedro Carrero School.

 

In 1997 she gave her first performances in jazz clubs in Buenos Aires and in other Argentinian cities as leader of the ‘Rocio Faks Quintet’. She has performed in ‘El Club del Vino’, ‘Notorious’ and ‘La Casona del Conde de Palermo’ among others. The same year her work was recognized in various European cities and later (2000) in New York, where she gave concerts in jazz clubs in this city, such as; Birdland, Smalls, Metronome, etc.

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In 2003 Rocio moved to Barcelona, where she presented her quintet in the jazz circuit and joined projects of World Music. She has been on stage in performances such as La Jam Session and Griffin (Sabadell), Sunset (Girona), Antares (Lleida) and Festivals of World Music such as the Festival de Viladecans (2000) El Mercat de les Flors (2001), the Festival de Granollers (2008) and the Mostra de  jazz  de Tortosa (2009) among others. She has taken her music to other places in Spain: Ibiza, San Sabastian, Sitges, Valladolid, Malaga, Mallorca and Menorca. Has collaborated with ‘Big Band’ in the Juan Pedro Carrero School, and with Catalan formations: Juan Pablo Baltazar septeto, Vintage Room, Paco Perera Project and Pablo López quartet.

 

Rocio has acted with: Albert Bover, David Mengual, Gorka Benitez, José Reinoso, Jordi Matas, Albert Sanz, Ismael Dueñas, Mark Miralta, Joe Smith, and in New York with Dave Allen, Seamus Blake, Masa Kamaguchi and Lionel Loueke among others. Outside Spain she has performed in Festivals and Jazz Clubs in Lisbon; Tomar y Amarante, and in the Fifth Jazz Festival de la Plata.

 

Communication media has taken an interest in her musical evolution. In 2003 she made the front page of JAÇ from the Enderrock group. She has had interviews with El Pais, El Mundo,  y Cuadernos de Jazz. And invited to t.v. and radio programmes, la Noticies 2, Jazz Porque Si, El Ambigu, Radio Obradoiro, (Santiago de Compostela) Radio National de España, and Radio Va por Vos. Also with international press she has had various interviews and critics about her work; (The Improper Bostonian, The Birkshires).

In 2004 she recorded Gotas de Luar, in 2005 Tango Chillout Vol 1. (Blanco y Negra Musica S.A.) In 2008 Everness with Rocio Faks Quinteto (Fresh Sound New Talent) and collaborated in the recording ;Nicolas Sanchez Quartet in 2007 ( Disc Midi).