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Roxana Amed

Roxana Amed has released six albums – Limbo (2004), Entremundos (2006), Cinemateca Finlandesa (2010), Inocencia (2011), La Sombra de Su Sombra (2013), Instantáneas (2019) – digitally released by Sony Music Latin, along with one DVD, La Voz Más Allá in 2009.

Recipient of the Carlos Gardel Award for Argentine Music and the Martin Fierro Award for best song in a TV production, the singer/songwriter is also known for penning songs for other artists. She has worked extensively with Argentine multi instrumentalist Pedro Aznar, a veteran of the Pat Metheny Band and the producer of Amed’s first albums.

Once in the US, she has collaborated with musicians based in NY as Guillermo Klein, Emilio Solla, Leo Genovese, vocalist Sofia Rei, and pianist/composer Frank Carlberg. She has performed in iconic musical venues in NY such as The Jazz Gallery, Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, The Stone, Rockwood Music Hall, Smalls, and Mezzrow. In 2017 was commissioned, with Brazilian pianist André Mehmari, to pay tribute to the legendary Astor Piazzolla at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival. An album of the performance is set to be released in 2021.

Amed is a post-graduate in Contemporary Literature in Spanish Language, as well as a vocal instructor and clinician. For ten years she has led a vocal workshop for hundreds of jazz vocalists at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival.

Awards

2000-2001 Winner Martin Fierro Award / Best theme song TV Show (as songwriter) / Vulnerables, Canal 13, Argentina 2003 Nominated to the Clarín Awards / Best Jazz New Artist. 2004 Winner Gardel Awards, album Limbo / Best Engineered Album. 2006 Nominated Gardel Awards, album Entremundos / Best Songwriting 2006 Nominated Gardel Awards, album Entremundos / Best Engineered Album. 2014 Nominated Gardel Awards, album La Sombra de su Sombra together with Frank Carlberg / Best Concept Album.


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Album Review

Roxana Amed, Frank Calberg: Los Trabajos Y Las Noches

Read "Los Trabajos Y Las Noches" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


La seconda collaborazione tra la cantante argentina Roxana Amed e il pianista finlandese Frank Carlberg continua a esplorare l'introspettivo mondo della poetessa Alejandra Pizarnik. Dopo La sombra de su sombra questo progetto prende il nome da uno dei massimi testi della poetessa, “Los trabajos y las noches," scritto nel 1965 dopo il suo ritorno a Buenos Aires dal lungo soggiorno parigino. Sette anni dopo si sarebbe tolta la vita all'età di 36 anni. Anche stavolta Carlberg ha ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Roxana Amed, Anthony Hervey, Bill Evans and Others

Read "Roxana Amed, Anthony Hervey, Bill Evans and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features newer music including a set of Latin American female vocalists as well as some choice older tunes. Artists heard include Roxana Amed, Edward Simon, Bill Evans, Anthony Hervey, and Brad LInde. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Kaisa's Machine “Aurora Unbound" from Taking Shape (Greenleaf Music) 00:58 Brad Linde “Into Thin Air" from Into Thin Air ...

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Roxana Amed: Unánime

Read "Unánime" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


La relazione tra jazz e musiche latine è quanto mai vasta e risale ai primi del Novecento ma il termine latin jazz è stato generalmente limitato alle relazioni col bacino caraibico, rese popolari dai vari Machito, Mario Bauza, Tito Puente, Chico O'Farrill eccetera. La cantante argentina Roxana Amed è tra quelle personalità musicali impegnate a ridefinire e ampliare ciò che si intende comunemente con questo termine. È un fenomeno ricco di contenuti che cresce nel tempo e ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Roxana Amed: Collecting Memories

Read "Roxana Amed: Collecting Memories" reviewed by Leo Sidran


When singer/songwriter/educator Roxana Amed moved from her home in Argentina to the United States, she didn't walk. But she might as well have. She describes her new record as being like “a bag full of songs and memories" that she collected on her way from one shore to another. She seems to stand with one foot wading in the waters of the Hudson River and the other in the Rio de la Plata.She left Buenos Aires with an ...

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Roxana Amed: Ontology

Read "Ontology" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Per il titolo del suo settimo album Roxana Amed ha scelto un termine filosoficamente pregnante, la cui analisi risale ai presocratici. Ovviamente la cantante non s'interroga sull'essere in quanto essere ma restringe il campo alla sua dimensione personale, al suo essere cantante di jazz argentina, con un'identità in equilibrio tra due mondi. «Mi ci è voluto un po' di tempo per trovare la parola che potesse riflettere questo viaggio—ha detto Roxana -che potesse tradurre anni di domande, rivelazioni, ...

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Interview

Roxana Amed: More To Be Heard

Read "Roxana Amed: More To Be Heard" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Relaxed and casual, speaking via Zoom from her mother's home in jny: Buenos Aires, singer Roxana Amed--of the smoky, sultry voice and soulful delivery--reflected on where her musical path has taken her. A native of that city, she moved to jny: Miami in 2013 when her spouse had been offered a good job. Acclimating to the new surroundings, she had some doubt as to whether she would continue her career as a wonderful singer of jazz and Latin-tinged ...

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Roxana Amed, Francesco Chiapperini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hitra & Other New Releases

Read "Roxana Amed, Francesco Chiapperini, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Hitra & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The return of Garage a Trois to its original line-up (Charlie Hunter, Skerik, Stanton Moore) kicks off a show featuring plenty of new and upcoming releases delivering good energy, adventure, sophistication and dreams of wide open spaces. A special mention for the upcoming album by Argentinean singer Roxana Amed which confirms her as unique voice on today's jazz scene. Happy listening! Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Garage a ...

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She comes from jazz, got into rock, but at time time of composing, borders fall to pieces (…) Amed doesn’t merge, she takes command of the genres and works with them in a very personal way.” DISCOS: Limbo – ROXANA AMED / EMI. CLARÍN, October 13th 2004, Espectáculos, “Melancholic and personal” by Gabriela Saidón

Roxana Amed’s is as unclassifiable as the most jazzistic works by Joni Mitchell. In her second album, produced by Pedro Aznar, she shines as a Performer and songwriter.” Considered one of the best 5 Jazz albums of the year, Claudio Kleiman – ROLLING STONE, anuario 2006.

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Unánime

Sony Music
2022

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Ontology

Sony Music
2021

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Inocencia

Acqua Records
2011

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Cinemateca finlandesa

Acqua Records
2010

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