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album title:

The Story Of - Part One





1. Set Me Free / 2. Living Space / 3. Stay / 4. Deep Mystical Telepathy / 5. Sigh / 6.Starting Right / 7. Like Me


Guitars: Claudio Tolousse and John Maestas | Bass: Max Moran and Will Thompson | Drums: Alfred Jordan, Peter Varnado and AJ Hall | Keys: Jason Butler | Trumpet: Steven Lands | Saxophone: Jeronne Amari Ansari | Tablas: Andrew McClean


Claudio Tolousse Perez was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised just outside of Albuquerque, NM. Playing guitar professionally since the age of 16 in and around Albuquerque and Santa Fe. His musical roots stem from Jimi Hendrix all the way to music of Colombia. Studied music at the University of New Mexico pursuing Jazz Studies, Arts-In-Medicine, and Arts Management. He has been called by The Albuquerque Tribune’s ‘Venue’, and Mel Minter from ‘ABQ Magazine’ and ‘Alibi’ as one of the hottest up and coming players in town. He has played with such acts as: Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, The Drifters, The New Mexico Sensation Sparx and Lorenzo Antonio, jazz saxophonist for the Count Basie Band- Doug Lawrence, ABQ Funk band- Sugar On Top, ABQ group Black Turquoise, and various other bands.

Claudio leads his own electric group, acoustic (jazz) group and plays with many other bands covering Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Funk, Latin, World, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Salsa, Cumbia etc… He has toured around NM and throughout some southern states, as well as Medellin, Colombia. Claudio has been featured on a local morning TV show- NM Style, numerous live performances on New Mexico Radio Station~KUNM along with interviews, and live un-plugged session. He was featured in a segment capturing local young virtuosos on channel 5 KNME’s InFocus program, along with being featured in ALBUQUERQUE The Magazine’s Tiempo back in 2011.

You can find Claudio playing often locally in Albuquerque and Santa Fe or nationally touring all over the states, and going out of the country to South America- both playing his own music and the music of others. He is currently hosting a regular Jam Session every Wednesday night in ABQ’s Historic Old Town at Ben Michael’s restaurant, located at 2404 Pueblo Bonito Ct., NM.


Claudio talks about his inspirations and passion for playing music and shares details on upcoming performances.



Claudio Tolousse

March 14th, 2016 | By: Matthew Finch | KUNM

On today's feature we catch up with jazz guitarist/songwriter Claudio Tolousse, an artist whose development spans New Mexico, New Orleans and Colombia, where his roots lay. The performance includes original songs from an ongoing project that involves releasing a full album one song at a time... READ MORE