New Grounds Quartet

New Grounds Quartet


  • Hugo Fernández (g) MX
  • Christoph Titz (tpt) DE
  • Martin Lillich (bass) DE
  • Aaron Castrillo (drs) ES

Guitarist Hugo Fernandez, with four albums to his credit, presents his latest album "OZEAN" (Origin Records Jun 2022) recorded in Berlin with his band New Grounds Quartet, Formed by Hugo Fernández, Christoph Titz, Martin Lillich and Aaron Castrillo: Spark of desire, Imaginary Geometry, Caribbean illusion, Birdhouse, Undercurrent, Watertones, Neptune grass and Latina.

The quartet explores the blending of jazz with different styles of music to obtain a sound of its own.

Born in Mexico, with stops at Berklee and the University of New Orleans before a decade in Madrid and now Berlin, Fernandez's experiences through life in these vivid cultural capitals comes through his music.

"Fernandez wants nothing more than to explore the unexplored possibilities of jazz. This is anything but a megalomaniacal enterprise. The New Grounds quartet brings together folk forms, elements of Western classical music and pop. The result is an avant-garde vision of jazz." - Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Berlin, Germany.

"...catchy and inventive...the selections sound like mini suites..." Downbeat Magazine (USA)

"...personality, competence and a sound all their own..." El País (Spain)

"...a projection to a magical world..." RollingStone Magazine (Mexico)