The origins of C4 Trío is directly connected with the international competition La Siembra del Cuatro, created by professor Cheo Hurtado, in which Jorge Glem, Héctor Molina, and Edward Ramírez had excellent performances as cuatristas in 2004 and 2005. For this reason, in November 2005, these three musicians were invited, along with a fourth cuatrista, Rafael Martínez, to participate in a concert coordinated by Multifonía Foundation. During this concert, each one of them would show their skills performing solos in cuatro, but then, these musicians decided spontaneously to perform making duos, then trios, and finally a quartet for the closure of the concert. That specific moment caused a strong effect on the genesis of this ensemble having the Venezuelan cuatro as the main instrument.
Coming from different Venezuelan cities—Jorge Glem from Cumaná, Héctor Molina from Mérida, and Edward Ramírez from Caracas—they converged in the Venezuelan capital to shape up one of the most important music proposal of the last years. In 2006, the group assumed definitely the name C4 Trío after the recording of its first self-titled album under the music production of Aquiles Báez, having also the participation of many national important groups and musicians such as Serenata Guayanesa, Rafael "el Pollo" Brito, Marina Bravo, Zeneida Rodríguez, Adolfo Herrera, Roberto Koch, Edwin Arellano, and Aquiles Báez himself. In just a few weeks, the album became a music reference in Venezuela, reaching a double Golden Record because of the number of sold-out copies.
This discography production trigged C4 Trío’s popularity, leading to an intense artistic activity on the most prestigious Venezuelan stages and a great international agenda, taking them twice to the Venezuelan Sounds Festival (2006, 2007) coordinated by the Embassy of Venezuela in the United States, including concerts in the Bolívar Hall of Washington, Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle, and in the Kennedy Center. In England, the trio participated at the Salisbury International Art Festival 2007 and performed at the Bolivar Hall in London. In 2008, they performed at the Salon Azul de la Independencia (Blue Hall of Independence) in Montevideo, Uruguay and in the Mercado Cultural de Bahia (Cultural Market of Bahia) in Brazil. They had also shared stage with a significant number of national and international important artists like Jorge Drexler, Soledad Bravo, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Rafael “el Pollo” Brito, El Cuarteto, Edmar Castañeda, Eddy Marcano, Juan Tomás Martínez, Aquiles Báez, Alexis Cárdenas, Cheo Hurtado, and Gonzalo Teppa, among others.
In 2009, C4 Trío released a second album Entre Manos (Among Hands), including a CD plus a live DVD, exposing the skills of these three talented musicians onstage.
C4 Trío is a founding member of the collective project Movida Acústica Urbana, (MAU)—Urban Acoustic Gathering—with whom it recorded in 2009 a live album along with the work of other five Venezuelan groups.
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