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César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz$10
“Cesar Orozco manages to make the best combination between Cuban, Jazz and Venezuelan music I ever heard”. Paquito D’Rivera
Cuban born pianist, composer, arranger and educator Cesar Orozco moved to the United States from Venezuela in 2012 after receiving a full tuition Assistantship from The Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, where he earned a Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) in Jazz Piano. He also holds a degree in violin and ensemble conducting from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba. Some of the artists he has worked with include Paquito D’Rivera, Pedrito Martinez, Gary Thomas, Troy Roberts, Paul Bollenback, Jeremy Warren, Albita Rodrigez, Guaco, Soledad Bravo, Huascar Barradas, Simon Diaz, and Giovanni Hidalgo just to name a few.
Orozco has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Australia. He has participated in more than 60 albums and has produced four CDs under his name. As an arranger and composer, Mr. Orozco has been commissioned to write arrangements for the Chamber String Orchestra from the MCYO organization at Strathmore in Maryland, The Netherlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE), Raices Jazz Orchestra from Miami FL, The Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and the HR-Bigband, also named Frankfurt Radio Bigband.
Orozco is also a Cubadisco 2012 award winner for his album Orozcojam, a DownBeat Magazine’s 2014 Student Music Award recipient and is currently a faculty at Corlears School in Manhattan.
Gabriel Vivas / Bass
Pablo Bencid / Drums
Jorge Glem / Cuatro
César Orozco / Piano and compositions
César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz at Terraza 7 on Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 9:30pm.
$10 cover charge for mezzanine. FREE admission for CHILDREN 12 and under.