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"Electric guitar seduced Cuban away from Classical studies. Advanced mix of Jazz and Blues" - The Montreal Gazette

"Cuban musician rocks" - Celeste Mckenzie, The Ottawa Citizen



"Watching Elmer Ferrer, an outstanding world-class Cuban musician who has played all over the globe and on no less than 30 CDs, do a workshop performance was an absolute jaw-dropping experience. It plainly showed music has no boundaries".



"One of the best guitarist I have listened to in the last 30 years!"

Six times Grammy winner pianist Chucho Valdes (in ocasion of having Elmer as special guest of the Chucho Valdes Quintet concert opening the first edition of the Varadero Jam Festival).


"Cuban Elmer Ferrer has toured the world with his band, thrilling crowds with his blazing guitar riffs of  Jazz, Blues and Rock. Ferrer played intense Bluesfest sets at the Large Rogers Stage".


- "Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest" - Ottawa Metronews



"There was a brief lull before the hypnotic strains of Morrison's final song, Gloria, were blasted out of our brains by the screaming guitar of Elmer Ferrer's opener (...) On the Rogers Stage, the Cuban guitarslinger was set up and ready to go moments after Morrison departed."


- "35 000 music lovers savour festival´s biggest opening night" - Ottawa Citizen, July/07 (Van Morrison and Elmer Ferrer Band were the only acts for the 2007 opening night of Canada's largest Blues Festival, the Cisco Systems Ottawa Bluesfest




"Elmer Ferrer Band rocked the Main Stage yesterday afternoon"

- A perfect summer day (The Ottawa Citizen, Jul 9/06).


Elmer’s music is so far advanced – a mix of Cuban jazz with Electric Blues.  When you put those two things together, it was so ridiculously fast and beautifully played to the point it was almost unbelievable


- Canadian Music Promoter Paul Symes. Article by Celeste MacKenzie published on the Montreal Gazette



"Ferrer´s music straddles lines that typically separate jazz and rock; his intensity and virtuosity break down any imaginary barriers or labels that we like to assign"


- “Jazz Cuba Today” Editor´s pick at NY descarga.com



"This CD is so full of good music, great composition and fat attitude, that it is flat out addicting! Elmer has one of the best guitar tones going, so fat and juicy it just knocked me out!” 


- “Fango Dance” Review by Stuart Winkleman (rocketsounds.com)


Elmer is the next big thing: Subtle tone combined with raw power; muscle with real musicianship; potent production -this record has it all. Elmer Ferrer has a long career ahead of him and ranks among the best players in the world. Check it out now before he becomes the next big thing!

- "Fango Dance" Review by JC Weyman via cdbaby.com 



" Thank you! a guitarist with a great chord vocabulary. Wouldn't change a thing. Soulful playing. Brilliant!"

- "El mar no descansa" Review by Norah Jones' former Dave Wood via garageband.com



"Metropoli is an instrumental piece of art in which Jazz emerges covering the broad spectrum of fusion: from electric to jazz rock and AfroCuban beats. A real display of good taste and musical audacity"   


 - "Elmer Ferrer, Guitar at the ready" - Odalys Troya, "Trabajadores" Newspaper, 2003



"An eminent guitar player -acoustic and electric- being also songwriter of themes inviting to the most overflowing reflection and improvisation (...) more breaking than any rock or jazz fan can imagine. Each listen brings new appeals"   


"The sounds of the City. Elmer Ferrer and his CD Metrópoli" - Tony Basanta, "La Bijirita" Newspaper



More Press links:

- Blues Festival Rocks - Chelsey Romain, The Daily Press


- Interview with CBC Radio's Matt Galloway (HERE AND NOW), Jul 20/06


- Interview with CBC Radio's Adrian Harewood (ALL IN A DAY), Jul 4/06


- "Fango Dance" - A review by Juan Camacho (Oct/05)


- "Latin Blues with a taste of Ottawa" - Ottawa Citizen, Jul 8/05


- "Cuba's hot guitar hand" - "Cuba's hot guitar hand" - Exclusive Interview by Stuart Winkleman at rocketsounds.com, Dec 2004


- "The sounds of the city. Elmer Ferrer and his CD Metropoli" - Review by Tony Basanta, Juventud Rebelde Newspaper, Apr 04


- "Guitar at the ready" - Trabajadores Newspaper, Sept 03


- "Cuban Guitar Sniper" - Juan Camacho, La Bijirita Newspaper, 2002



Only in Spanish


- Rock national Radio program Sabarock had Elmer as special guest on Oct 1st, 2005, a saturday night dedicated to Elmer´s music - Complete Sabarock script and Interview with Elmer Ferrer by Director Carlos Fornés.


- "Elmer Ferrer" - Article by Humberto Manduley for El Caimán Barbudo Newspaper, No. 23


- "Elmer Ferrer and the reminiscences of Trova" - Juan Eduardo Bernal Echemendía (Juanelo), nuevatrova.com, 2005


- "Metropoli, Elmer Ferrer" - Mayelín Pérez Hernández, Cubadisco Newspaper, 2004


- Elmer Ferrer. Metrópoli. A review by Joaquín Borges-Triana for the International Jazz Plaza Newspaper, 2004)


- Guitarra a Cuestas. (Juventud Rebelde Newspaper, May 20, 2003.


- Metrópoli. Elmer Ferrer. Review by Joaquín Borges-Triana for El Caimán Barbudo, 2002.



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