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Anthony Ocaña

Composer/guitarist with a personal voice where layers of different genres – classical, contemporary, minimal, pop, progressive rock, Caribbean, Latin American and jazz - are interwoven in a unique, unclassifiable style. He is born in the Dominican Republic on March 7th, 1980, is educated in the island, the USA and Spain, then becomes a Spanish citizen in 2007. His musical path begins at age 5 when he asks his father for piano lessons; once he starts learning music, he knows he would dedicate his entire life to it. At age 14 he begins studying classical guitar and enrols in the National Conservatory of Music in Dominican Republic studying with guitarist Ruben Gonzalez

In Trance

Label: Producciones Los Mafus
Released: 2015
Track listing: Ritos; In Trance 1; In Trance 2; Fabrica de Suenos; Tu Sombra; La Ultima Cena de Rita; La Luna o los Ritos del Amor” (The Moon or the Rites of Love).

In Trance (La Luna o los Ritos del Amor)

Label: Producciones Los Mafus
Released: 2015
Track listing: Ritos; In Trance 1; In Trance 2; Fabrica de Suenos; Tu Sombra; La Ultima Cena de Rita; La Luna o los Ritos del Amor” (The Moon or the Rites of Love).

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anthony Ocaña & Nelson Ricart-Guerrero: In Trance

Read "In Trance" reviewed by Budd Kopman

In order to fully appreciate Anthony Ocaña's intriguingly beautiful In Trance, which consists of six multi-level instrumental tracks (some with choral background) followed by a twenty-minute recitation of the poem “La luna o los ritos del amor," written by Nelson Ricart-Guerrero, it is necessary to understand the inspiration for both. The music is inspired ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Anthony Ocaña & Nelson Ricart-Guerrero: In Trance (La Luna o los Ritos del Amor)

Read "In Trance (La Luna o los Ritos del Amor)" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Composer and multi-instrumentalist, Anthony Ocaña has released a most unusual album with his In Trance. Ocaña has been actively pursuing a life in music since the age of five. The Dominican Republic native--now a resident of Madrid, Spain--switched from piano to guitar at an early age and was opening for pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the age ...

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In Trance 1

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Label: Producciones Los Mafus
Released: 2015
Duration: 05:32

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anthony Ocaña

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anthony Ocaña

All About Jazz is celebrating Anthony Ocaña's birthday today! Dominican/Spanish composer and guitarist. Today he is one of the major exponents of contemporary guitar and also an innovator with the instrument. He performs concerts for 6 & 10 string guitars, guitars processed through delays and loops. From an early age, he began studying music in his ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anthony Ocaña

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anthony Ocaña

All About Jazz is celebrating Anthony Ocaña's birthday today! Dominican/Spanish composer and guitarist. Today he is one of the major exponents of contemporary guitar and also an innovator with the instrument. He performs concerts for 6 & 10 string guitars, guitars processed through delays and loops. From an early age, he began studying music in his ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anthony Ocaña

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anthony Ocaña

All About Jazz is celebrating Anthony Ocaña's birthday today! Anthony OcañaDominican/Spanish composer and guitarist. Today he is one of the major exponents of contemporary guitar and also an innovator with the instrument. He performs concerts for 6 & 10 string guitars, guitars processed through delays and loops... more Website ...

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Ascending Soul

Featuring the music of Anthony Ocana
Duration: 03:49

Originally composed for 10 string guitar and soprano. This arrangement is for 10 string guitar and Loop. Is a piece dedicated to a composer that has been a major influence to me, Ingram Marshall.

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