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Omar Sosa

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Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa was born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba's largest inland city. At age eight, Omar began studying percussion and marimba at the music conservatory in Camagüey; in Havana, as a teenager, he took up piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, and completed his formal education at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Among his influences, Omar cites traditional Afro-Cuban music, European classical composers (including Chopin, Bartok, and Satie), Monk, Coltrane, Parker, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Chucho Valdés, and the pioneering Cuban jazz group Irakere

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An East African Journey

Label: Ota Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Tsiaro Tsara; Thuon Mok Loga; Elrababa; Eretseretse; Che Che; Veloma E; Kwa Nyogokuru Revisted; Tizeta; Sabo; Meinfajria; Shibinda; Dadilahy; Ravann Dan Jazz.

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Article: Radio

Jihye Lee, Dave Holland, Omar Sosa, Bheki Mseleku & Other New Releases

Read "Jihye Lee, Dave Holland, Omar Sosa, Bheki Mseleku & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Hypnotic tunes, Orchestras, South African piano masters and James Brandon Lewis' prolific vein are the main themes of this show focusing on new and upcoming releases.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Omar Sosa “Shibinda" An East African Journey (OTA) 0:16 Host talks 4:54 Sam ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Omar Sosa

Jazz Musician of the Day: Omar Sosa

All About Jazz is celebrating Omar Sosa's birthday today! Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa was born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba's largest inland city. At age eight, Omar began studying percussion and marimba at the music conservatory in Camagüey; in Havana, as a teenager, he took up piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, and completed his ...

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Article: Book Review

The Essential W. Royal Stokes: Jazz, Blues, and Beyond 2020

Read "The Essential W. Royal Stokes: Jazz, Blues, and Beyond 2020" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The Essential W. Royal Stokes: Jazz, Blues, and Beyond W. Royal Stokes 560 Pages ISBN: # 979-8611405475 Hannah Books 2020 Musician-actor Martin Mull once expressed that, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." That is certainly good for a laugh, but there is a lot of music out ...

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Article: Album Review

Omar Sosa: An East African Journey

Read "An East African Journey" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Back in 2009, Omar Sosa took part in an eight-stop trio tour of East Africa. Serving multiple purposes, it gave the pianist a chance to work with Senegalese singer Mola Sylla and Mozambican bassist Childo Tomas while connecting with the people, operated as the subject for a French-funded documentary and provided an opportunity for cross-cultural collaborations ...

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Article: Interview

Luciano Linzi: ripartire dal Festival "CdJ Reloaded"

Read "Luciano Linzi: ripartire dal Festival "CdJ Reloaded"" reviewed by Paolo Marra


A marzo, durante i momenti peggiori della pandemia, nessun avrebbe scommesso sulla ripresa nel breve termine della programmazione dei festival jazz. Un percorso arduo e non privo di incognite affrontato—come nel caso della rassegna “Casa del Jazz Reloaded" prodotto dalla Fondazione Musica per Roma —con decisione, organizzazione e una buona dose di ottimismo. Il ...

Article: Album Review

Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive: Ragmala: A Garland of Ragas

Read "Ragmala: A Garland of Ragas" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Questo magistrale doppio album di Adam Rudolph nasce dalla collaborazione tra la sua Go: Organic Orchestra e il collettivo Brooklyn Raga Massive. Venti appassionanti brani che realizzano il monumento finale (ma certo non conclusivo) della quarantennale attività del percussionista dedita all'incontro tra musiche afro-americane, africane e asiatiche. Anche se Rudolph è considerato uno dei maestri della ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Omar Sosa

Jazz Musician of the Day: Omar Sosa

All About Jazz is celebrating Omar Sosa's birthday today! Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa was born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba's largest inland city. At age eight, Omar began studying percussion and marimba at the music conservatory in Camagüey; in Havana, as a teenager, he took up piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, and completed his ...

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News: Website

All About Jazz's Premium Musician Page Service improves again

All About Jazz's Premium Musician Page Service improves again

All About Jazz completed its final round of Premium Musician Page Service improvements in 2019, adding a new “Featured Musicians" section to the home page to further showcase premium customers. Sample screen shot... For a detailed list of premium musician page features, go here. The promotional service will see a modest rate increase in 2020. View ...


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