Gael Petrina


Acoustic & electric Bass player/ Film Score composer/ Photographer currently living in Paris, France.

Coming from a unique cultural back-round and having been raised in Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, London and Paris, Gael has been influenced by (and plays) many forms of music i.e. rock, hip hop, latin, classical and electronica whilst still remaining heavily rooted in Jazz and improvised music.
Having been invited to the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2007, Gael had the opportunity to share the stage with Joshua Redman, Antonio Sanchez, Willy Joe Jones and Randy Brecker.
2008 marks the beginning of his international touring career which, up to now, includes England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Serbia, Canada, the U.S., Spain, Sweden, Mexico, India etc…

His main projects are: The Kandinsky Effect (SNP Records U.S./France), The Sharik Hasan Paris Trio (Blue Frog Records – India), & Les Yeux D’la Tete (Fais et Ris Productions – France/Germany), & IRISES.

When not on the road, or in the studio, Gael divides his time as a side musician for over 20 Paris-based projects, as a teacher, a photographer, a composer for Sirroco Films as well as simultaneously preparing his own electro/pop/rock band “Bootleg.”