After five years of advanced music studies in the Classroom of Modern Music and Jazz of Barcelona, the city where he was born, he started his professional career playing with several local groups of the city and some years later he moved to Paris.
After playing in different Parisian Jazz Clubs, he decided to release his first album called Les Sens as the leader of his own band in 1999.
Here we can enjoy ten songs written and arranged by Carles GR where we can see he is very fond of a distinctive kind of crystalline melodies.
Two years later, his second album- called Fables- is launched.
Thanks to these two albums , Carles GR has been on four tours that have allowed him to be found in the French, Belgian and Spanish musical panorama.
In Tribute to Michael Brecker , his third album, he pays homage to the American saxophonist Michael Brecker and offers a repertoire inspired in his work together with some original songs written by Philippe Petit and Carles GR.
This album was released in 2007 after a month tour around South America (Perú, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina) .
Carles GR has shared the stage with : Roger Guérin, Wayne Dockery, Philippe Combelle, Jean Philippe Viret, René Mailhes, André Ceccarelli, Peer Wayboris, Albert Bover, Pierre Boussaguet, Anne Paceo, Ignasi Terraza, Ronald Baker, Nico Morelli, Ray Blue, Morad Benhamoud, Sophia Nelson, Dominique Lemerle, Nono Fernandez, Xavier Richardeau, Gil Naturel, Karl Jannuska, Hervé Meschinet, Georges Locatelli …
And he has played at: Sunside (Paris), Caveau des Oubliettes y de la Huchette (Paris), Slow Club (Paris), Jazz Festival Pamplona, Cova del Drac (Barcelona), Clamores (Madrid), Toledo Jazz Festival (Toledo), Populart (Madrid), Festival de Jazz de Torruella de Montgrí (Girona), Black Note Club (Valencia), Travers (Bruxelles), Sounds Jazz Club (Bruxelles), Festival Muzic Azimut (Francia), Festival Souffle d’Art (Paris), Festival de Plata (Argentina), Festival de Jazz de Valdivia (Chile), Festival de Jazz de La Paz (Bolivia)…