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Marialy Pacheco

Marialy Pacheco represents the next generation of emerging cuban musicians. Her music is a fine balance between Cuban tradition, jazz and her classical training. She brings the piano to life with an immense talent for highly nuanced improvisation. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1983, Marialy began her musical education at the age of seven studying piano in one of Cuba’s most prestigious Conservatoriums (Alejandro Garcia Caturla Conservatorium). At the age of 15 she was accepted into the National School of Arts (Escuela Nacional de Artes) in Havana, studying under Olga Valiente. At the age of 20 she was accepted into the National University of Arts in Havana, (Instituto Superior de Artes de la Havana) where she studied under Tulio Peramo for three years. At the age of fifteen she was invited to Asturias, Spain, for her first international performance at the Festival de Jovenes Talentos

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Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux...

Read "Claude Nobs: We All Came Out To Montreux..." reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival is fifty. It's a significant milestone and cause for celebration. No doubt there will be an added festive element to this year's edition of the festival, founded by Claude Nobs--along with pianist Géo Voumard and writer René Langel--in 1967. Yet for many, the celebrations will be tinged with sadness due to the absence ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

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Brisbane International Jazz Festival Various locations jny:Brisbane, Australia June 3-8, 2015 Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...

Introducing

Label: Neuklang Records
Released: 2014
Track listing: Ay! Mama Inés; En El Camino; El Manisero; Cuban Suite: (i) Rumba; (ii) Danzón; (iii) Conga; Madrigal; Tres Lindas Cubanas; Metro; Cambodian Smiles.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marialy Pacheco: Introducing

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The album title is something of a misnomer as Introducing is Marialy Pacheco's seventh release as leader since Benediciones (Weltwunder Records, 2005). The jny:Melbourne-based Cuban's stock has certainly risen since that introduction, notably as a result of becoming the first female winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in 2012. A noted classical pianist ...

Spaces Within

Label: Pinnacle Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Low Tides; Three Songs in E Minor, 1; Three Songs in E Minor, 2; Three Songs in E Minor, 3; September; Sale El Sol; Sonrieme; Open spaces.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harold Lopez-Nussa: New Day

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Following in the footsteps and tradition of Chucho Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Roberto Fonseca, Harold López-Nussa is at the forefront of a new generation of Cuban jazz pianists, one that includes Rolando Luna and Marialy Pacheco--fellow winners of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition. López-Nussa's win in 2005 launched an international career that has since ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marialy Pacheco: Spaces Within

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Spaces Within is Cuban pianist Marialy Pacheco's first trio CD since making Brisbane, Australia her home in 2009, though it's her fourth overall. It follows Songs That I Love (Pinnacle Records, 2011), an impressive solo outing where Pacheco displayed all the strengths that won her the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition award in 2012. As ...

Songs That I Love

Label: Pinnacles Music
Released: 2012
Track listing: Mambo Inn; The Sound of Silence; The Sunshine State; Bremen; Danza Para 4; The Song is You; Tres Lindas Cubanas; The Way you look Tonight.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marialy Pacheco: A Sunshine State of Mind

Read "Marialy Pacheco: A Sunshine State of Mind" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It takes courage and self-belief to up sticks and try your luck in another country. There is, after all, no guarantee that things will work out, and some hard times are almost assured. The language barrier can leave you feeling utterly isolated, and until you gain fluency it is not possible to be truly yourself. It's ...


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