Mexican guitarist living in Montreal. Ivan performs with renowned musicians from the local and international jazz scene. He is also the leader of his own project the Ivan Garzon Quintet.
Twice winner of the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix, he has performed on numerous stages and in several festivals, among others, at the Guitar Show as part of the Montreal Jazz Festival and nominated for the Jazz Grand Prix TD and the Prix Etoiles Galaxie.
Ivan studied with renowned jazz musicians such as Ben Monder, Jonathan Kreisberg, Adam Rogers and Ari Hoenig. He also has a Masters in Jazz Interpretation and Composition at the University of Montreal under the tutelage of Alain Caron.
Teacher for 15 years, he transmits his experience and mixed influences to his students while exploring with them bebop, current jazz, Brazilian music as well as the classical Latin American repertoire.