The upcoming Aruán Ortiz Trio album "Hidden Voices" (Intakt Records) featuring Eric Revis on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums will be in stores on January 29th in the US and Canada and on February 1st in Europe.
A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT Aruán Ortiz's life and work on "Talk with Boice," Tune in Radio
Review of "Inside of the Rhythmic Falls: Mutation"
Aruán Ortiz will perform at Sons d'Hiver with Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Ensemble and the French Ensemble Laborintus.
Aruán Ortiz Trio featuring Chris Lightcap on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums debuts on February 20-21, 2015 at one of the oldest jazz clubs in the U.S., Bohemian Cavern in Washington, D.C. We are looking forward to it! Click here for advance tickets!
Composers Now resident artist and Doris Duke Performing Artist awardee, Aruán Ortiz presents on February 12th an intimate first look at his ambitious new work that illuminates the rich heritage of the Antilles at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. The work draws from a Haitian-based African Minuet form now standard as Tumba Francesa in Cuba. Join the artist and his ensemble for a discussion and music.
Composers Mari Kimura and Aruán Ortiz will be in residence at the Pocantico Center during the month of October 2014.
The Composers Now Creative Residencies is a collaborative program between Composers Now and the Pocantico Center. Composers were nominated by partner organizations that have participated in the Composers Now Festival. Ms. Kimura was nominated by Harvestworks and Mr. Ortiz by Harlem Stage. Two additional composers - Reena Esmail, nominated by Marc Peloquin/Keyed Up Music Project, and Gregor Huebner, nominated by Dance Theatre of Harlem - were named alternates.
Each composer will reside at the Pocantico Center for one week and may offer a presentation to an invited audience while there. Mari Kimura and Aruán Ortiz will also perform on the opening event of the February 2015 Composers Now Festival at the cell.
Jury members: Marilyn Nonken and Henry Threadgill
The Doris Duke Impact Awards support talented artists who will significantly influence the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related interdisciplinary work.
The Impact Awards also recognize the paucity of programs for particular kinds of artists (e.g. actors, dancers, designers, artists of regional significance, etc.) who may not be the focus of most national grant programs but whose potential impact on their respective fields is significant.
For the class of 2014 Doris Duke Impact Awards, Aruán Ortiz joins a select group of creative artists such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Coleman, Ambrose Akinmosire, Jen Shyu, Matana Roberts and Ben Monder.
"The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival provides a vital outlet for building on the legacy and tradition of the art form that Harlem is most known for," said Harlem Stage Executive Director Pat Cruz. "This year's slate of offerings is especially exciting, allowing the audiences to see and engage with established and emerging musicians in a variety of styles. Having Vijay Iyer in our lineup, for a free concert no less, is a truly special event. Collectively, Vijay Iyer, Christian aTunde Adjuah and Aruán Ortiz prove that jazz has no boundaries. We are very happy to be reunited in our work with the Apollo, Jazzmobile and Columbia University. The Festival has been, no doubt, a boon to the contemporary jazz scene in New York City."
Mark Weinstein's newest CD "Latin Jazz Underground" produced by Aruán Ortiz will be released May 13, 2014 on Zoho Music!
Jan 5: Cornelia Street Cafe, Michaël Attias 4tet, with Aruán Ortiz, Nasheet Waits and John Hébert
Jan 8: Jazz Connect Conference with Afro-HORN
Jan 10: NYC Winter JazzFest Don Byron "Music for 6 musicians"
Jan 11: NYC Winter JazzFest Orbiting Quartet with Rez Abbasi, Sean Conly, Eric McPherson & Aruán Ortiz
Jan 17: Darius Jones Quartet Featuring Andrew Cyrille at the Jazz Gallery, NYC
Feb 10: Nora McCarthy Trio at the Bar Next Door, NYC
Aruán Ortiz Residency @ IBEAM Brooklyn, presents Music for 444+1 Creative Musicians as part of the Composer NOW Festival:
Feb 13: Analytical Symmetry with Aruán Ortiz, Ralph Alessi, Michaël Attias and Tomas Fujiwara
Feb 14: Firm Roots with Aruán Ortiz, Darius Jones, Fay Victor, Marika Hughes and Mike Sarin
Feb 15: Orbiting Quartet with Aruán Ortiz, Rez Abbasi, Sean Conly, Eric McPherson
Martin Luther King Concert Series at Brookfield Place presents:
Feb 19: Aruán Ortiz & Don Byron Duo
Carnegie Hall Concert Series presents:
Mar 2: Aruán Ortiz Orbiting Quartet featuring David Gilmore, Rashaan Carter & Eric McPherson