New musician portrait: Toni Saigi Chupi / by Toni Ricart

This morning I shot the portrait of my friend Chupi at BSO, his impressive studio in Barcelona.

Chupi, with his personal style of Hammond organ, is a pioneer of Funk music in Catalonia and a very charismatic artist on the stage. It has become popular in Spain and Latin America for its collaboration during the last years with the Pop group 'Jarabe de Palo'. He is also an award-winning composer of advertising spots (Cannes, San Sebastian) and music for cinema (Festival de Valladolid 2001). He was chosen by his peers (The Association of Musicians of Jazz and Creative Music) in 2000 as the best Catalan keyboardist.