Victor Samalot Resume

      Electric & acoustic guitarist, Indie Recording Artist, Performer, Composer,Songwriter, Producer, Engineer.

Co-founder, guitarist for the jazz, rock fusion group RARE BLEND since 1994,

Featured on various compilations, performs throughout the year. Has opened for national acts / artists such as David Sanborn, Special EFX, Ozric Tentacles, Tunnels, Dark Star Orchestra, Kevin Eubanks, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Spyro Gyra, Frogg Cafe, Los Lobos, and others...

Rare Blend Discography:

Sessions (2010)
Stops Along The Way (2006)
Evolution Theory (2002)
Infinity (2000)
Cinefusion (1995)

Also performing as a solo instrumental guitarist inspired by Jazz stylings, Latin, Acoustic rock, Improvisations, Ambient and World rhythms. A fresh tapestry of compositions, original in structure and improvisation.

Composed music for film & video with co-partner Bobbi Holt since the mid 90's on the following projects:

Music beds / background / sound FX---Great Ships of the Great Lakes – Video / DVD – volumes 1 –6--Eric Hirsimaki / Mileposts Publishing.

Music beds / background / sound FX---1st Gulf War PSA's (Caring for veterans series) – 6 total – Aired network broadcast – Cleveland market CH's 3, 5, 8.

Music beds / background---Super Kid's Classic / Ohio Soap Box Derby – Akron Ohio – Produced for participants and has aired on local access television / Cleveland market.

Music beds / background---14 And A Wake Up– Film production on veteran's return trip to Vietnam 20 years later – Submitted to and accepted by the New York Independent Film Festival (now IFC), as a “work in progress”.

Theme / music beds / background---North Coast Stars Video Magazine – The Applebarn Productions - Showcasing local, regional and national artists on public access channels in the Cleveland / Akron market.

Award Winners at the 2010 & 2011 The Indie Gathering – International Film Festival in Cleveland,OH for scoring the trailer's for the independent films entitled MADNESS and REDTAIL.

Other film projects..2006 - 2008

Holt and Samalot (Co-founders of Rare Blend), developed film / live performance presentations utilizing silent films. Under the project name Bridging The Gap, music group Rare Blend performed their original music along with specific scene compositions in the musical genres of rock, jazz, and fusion to the screening of the following cinema classics…..Phantom of the Opera, Metropolis, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

Updated:  September 3, 2011

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