Axel Filip is a drummer, composer and arranger.

Regarding his training, in his beginnings in Cordoba, he received a scholarship twice for the Cordoba Jazz Camp.

He is a graduate of the Jazz School of the Manuel de Falla Conservatory, within which he has also been selected twice to carry out intensive workshops, the first with the American clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg, and the second with the pianist and composer Marilyn Crispell.

 

In 2016 he was selected to participate in the ensemble workshops dictated by Juan Cruz de Urquiza at the BA Jazz Festival.

 

In August 2017, he participated in a two-week workshop at the School for Improvisation Music in Brooklyn (NYC), where he took classes with Ralph Alessi, Kris Davis, Tom Rainey, Gerald Cleaver, Drew Gress, and Michael Formanek.

 

He has also trained with Fernando Martinez, Chiche Heger, Oscar Giunta, Diego Schissi, Guillermo Klein, Sergio Verdinelli, and Pepi Taveira.

 

He has recorded and / or played with Fred Selva, Andres Beeuwsaert, Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Ernesto Todos, Hernan Merlo, Rodrigo Dominguez, Sergio Wagner, Quique Ferrari, Flavio Romero, Mariano Sivori, Martin Pantyrer, Hernan Jacinto, Juan Pablo Arredondo, Frederico Heliodoro, Pablo Passini, Francisco LoVuolo, Juan Canosa, Sebastian de Urquiza, Kenneth Jimenez, among others.

 

Participate in 2020/21 4-month seminars on the music of Astor Piazzolla, performing in parallel the one on drums in modern tango provided by Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla and the one on technical elements provided by Nicolás Guerschberg. The seminar was organized by the Instituto Universitario Patagónico de las Artes.

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As a composer and arranger, in July 2019 he released his first album as a leader and composer, called "The Secret Balance of Things" under the US label ears & eyes records.

In 2018 he obtained a grant from the Fondo Nacional de las Artes to make arrangements of compositions by little-known Argentine composers, to be performed by his group, whose material was published by the Club del Disco label in February 2020, in digital EP format entitled “Session Ephenea ”.

In August 2021, he will publish his second album through the ears & eyes records label, this time leading a piano trio with more guests in voices, guitar and strings.

 

As a performer he maintains an intense activity, collaborating on numerous projects, from duos to big bands, and recording more than 20 albums.