Citizen Jazz, one of the most prestigious online French Jazz magazines has featured Aruán Ortiz for its most recent front covers – March 2018
Aruán Ortiz Trio’s new album, “Live in Zurich” (recorded at the Unerhörn Jazz Festival ’16) featuring Brad Jones and Chad Taylor will be released on March 16, 2018 by the long time collaborator Swiss label Intakt Records.
Aruán Ortiz will perform with Nasheet Waits Equality Quartet and Francisco Mora-Catlett's AfroHorn Fellows at Vision Jazz Festival ’18.
ARUAN ORTIZ SOLO.
Forward-thinking pianist from Brooklyn sheds new light on his Afro-Cuban roots in an openhearted solo concert. ‘A creative force’ (New York Times)
01/25 Bimhuis, Amsterdam NL, 01/26 Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL, 01/27 De Singer, Rijkevorsel, B, 01/28 Chambres d'O, Oostende, B 01/31 Paradox, Tilburg, NL.
Aruán Ortiz Trio featuring Mark Helias & Gerald Cleaver at the Jazz Plaza Festival 2018 in Havana, supported by Mid Atlantic Foundation/USArtists International.
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Aruán Ortiz's Solo piano CD Cub(an)ism (Intakt) was selected one of the best album of the year 2017 by Laurence Donohue-Greene - The New York City Jazz Record.
Aruán will perform at the Winter Jazz Festival with Don Byron/Aruán Ortiz Duo and Nicole Mitchell’s “Maroon Clouds”
Recorded at Swiss National Radio, Zürich by Martin Pearson. December 7-8, 2017.
11/29 Jazz School, Zürich, CH, 11/30 Auditorio Conde Duque, Festival de Jazz de Madrid, SP, 12/01 Jazz in Bess, Lugano, CH, 12/02 Bologna Jazz Festival at Il Torreone, Ferrara, IT, 12/03 Unerhört Music Festival, Zürich, CH, 12/04 Carambolage, Bolzano, IT.
The solo piano recording pays tribute to some of the great composers of Cuba, along with some new material. A master improviser, Ortiz felt that these pieces were not the proper platform for that type of treatment, at least not without a carefully executed approach. –Karl Anckerman, All about Jazz–
Vinly-only label Newvelle Records, presents Season Two featuring Aruán Ortiz, Lionel Lueke, Kevin Hays, John Patittuci, Rufus Reid, Brian Blade, among many others.
Aruán Ortiz first solo recording in more than 20 years was released June 2017 by the Swiss label (Intakt)