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Osmany Paredes, Piano
Osmany Paredes is an internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger whose style blends jazz with his Afro-Cuban rhythmic heritage by using a technique derived from years of classical education. Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, his father began Osmany’s musical education at the age of five. Guillermo Paredes, percussionist with the Santa Clara Orquesta de Música Moderna, was his first teacher and primary influence. At the age of eight, Osmany started his formal education in classical piano at the Olga Alonso School of Vocational Arts in Santa Clara, Cuba. He continued these studies at the esteemed National School of Music in Havana and graduated with honors in 1991.

Before moving to the United States, Osmany lived in Mexico for a number of years while accumulating an impressive portfolio of performances and recordings. He has worked with such legends of Latin American music including Israel “Cachao” Lopez, Jerry Gonzalez, “Patato” Valdez, “El Cigala”, “Chocolate” Armenteros, La Orquesta America, and Enrique Jorrin. Osmany has also appeared at a number of renowned festivals and venues, including the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Caracas Jazz Festival, Acapulco Jazz Festival, Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, Berklee Performance Center in Boston, and Zinc Bar in New York City.

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