aruán ortiz trio

featuring Eric Revis and Gerald Cleaver


available January 29th

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Forty-two-year-old Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist, violist, and composer Aruán Ortiz has written music for jazz ensembles, orchestras, dance companies, chamber groups, and feature films. His work incorporates influences from contemporary classical music, Cuban-Haitian rhythms, and avant-garde improvisation; and consistently strives to break stylistic musical boundaries. He has been called “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States” by BET Jazz and "one of the most versatile and exciting pianists of his generation" by Downbeat Magazine.

He has received numerous accolades such as the Doris Duke Impact Award (2014); Composers Now Creative Residency Award at Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (2014); the Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (2013); Latin Jazz Corner’s Arranger of the Year (2011) for his contribution on the album, “El Cumbanchero” by flutist Mark Weinstein (Jazzheads, 2011); Fundación Autor, SGAE, and Generalitat de Catalunya Grant study grants (2002); Semifinalist, Jas Hennessy Piano Solo Competition, Montreux, Switzerland (2001); and Best Jazz Interpretation, Festival de Jazz in Vic, Spain (2000).


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Aruan Ortiz Trio Hidden voices tour

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Hidden Voices

by Aruán Ortiz Trio featuring Eric Revis and Gerald Cleaver

01. Fractal Sketches

02. Open and Close & The Sphinx

03. Caribbean Vortex/Hidden Voices

04. Analytical Symmetry

05. Arabesques of a geometrical rose (Spring)

06. Arabesques of a geometrical rose (Summer)

07. 17 Moments of Liam's moments (or 18)

08. Joyful Noises

09. Skippy

10. Uno, dos y tres, que paso mas chévere.