Ania Paz, pianist and composer, is known for her modern and driving sound, impregnated by a new fusion of Afro-Peruvian and Caribbean styles, within the Jazz language.
She was born in Lima, Peru, where she started studying music at the age of 4, and wrote her first composition at the age of 6. Her passion for music took her to different countries and musical cultures, studying classical music as well as jazz first in Germany, and then in the US, where she got her Masters Degree. She is actually a resident of the Dominican Republic.
She is the leader of the Ania Paz Jazz Ensamble, which successfully performed at the XVI Festival Internacional Jazz en Lima, at the Festival Cultural Hermanas Mirabal in Salcedo, and opened for Gato Barbieri in Santo Domingo.
Ania Paz also performed at several jazz festivals and concerts, such as the TCI Jazz Festival in San Jos鬠California; the Colonial Jazz Festival in Santo Domingo; the Festival Jazz Astwood; as well as at jazz clubs, Theatre Halls and main TV shows in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Germany, Spain and the US, such as Cinemacafe (Santo Domingo), Jazz Zone (Lima), Danny's Skylight Room, Many's Place and St Peter Church (New York).
As a Songwriter, she recently won with "Hoy te amo" the Festival Claro Song Competition in Lima, Peru