Omar Sosa

This multi-faceted man, composer, pianist, and band leader, born in Cuba in 1965, began his musical journey at the age of 8 on percussion and marimba but soon found his true place on the piano. He studied at the renowned Escuela Nacional de Música and later at the Instituto de Arte in Havana, honing his art and soaking up influences which range from Chopin to Monk. Artfully mixing traditional Afro-Cuban with jazz and classical, he has taken his musical vision around the world, having performed in many of the world’s finest venues such as Carnegie Hall, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Getty Center in Los Angeles; he’s also a regular at premiere festivals such as Monterey Jazz, North Sea Jazz, Montreux, Ravenna Jazz and WOMAD. In addition, he has joined forces with some of the world’s greatest musicians such as Paolo Fresu, Trilok Gurtu, producer Greg Landau and Dave Garibaldi from Tower of Power.

“Omar Sosa is a fusion artist in the best sense of the word. 
The virtuosic pianist mixes his Cuban roots with tastes of bebop, free jazz, even hip-hop and electronica, into a strikingly fresh and spicy modern stew that’s much more than the sum of its ingredients.” Joel Roberts, ALLABOUTJAZZ

Omar has made over 20 records, can boast of several Grammy nominations, received a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian in 2003 in recognition of his efforts to develop Latin Jazz in the US, and has even collaborated with film and television.
Always on the go, musically hungry to go deeper and deeper, Omar Sosa is one of the most inspiring artists around today!


Gigs

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water
08/11/17 Aberystwyth, Ceredigion Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Great Hall UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01970 62 32 32. Address: Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus. Venue phone: 01970 62 32 32.
09/11/17 Southampton Turner Sims UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 023 8059 5151. Address: University of Southampton. Venue phone: 023 8059 5151.
10/11/17 Penryn, Cornwall Amata UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01326 259349. Address: Falmouth University, Treliever Road. Venue phone: 01326 259349.
11/11/17 Swansea, Crymlyn Burrows Taliesin Arts Centre UK
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01792 602060. Address: Swansea University, Fabian Way. Venue phone: 01792 602060.
12/11/17 Bury The Met UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £17. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0161 761 221. Address: Market Street. Venue phone: 0161 761 221.
14/11/17 Cardiff Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £17. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 029 2039 1391. Address: Castle Grounds, Cathays Park. Venue phone: 029 2039 1391.
15/11/17 Liverpool Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0151 709 3789. Address: Hope Street. Venue phone: 0151 709 3789.
16/11/17 Leeds Howards Assembly Rooms UK
Time: 7:45pm. Admission: £17.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: +44 (0)844 848 2720. Address: 46 New Briggate. Venue phone: +44 (0)844 848 2700.
17/11/17 Shoreham-by-Sea, Brighton, West Sussex Ropetackle Arts Centre UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £20.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01273 464440. Address: Little High Street,. Venue phone: 01273 464440.
18/11/17 Bristol Colston Hall UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £21.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0117 203 4040. Address: Colston Street. Venue phone: 0844 887 1500.
19/11/17 London Milton Court (Barbican) UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £15 – £27.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 020 7638 8891. Address: Silk Street. Venue phone: 020 7638 8891.
20/11/17 Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk The Apex UK
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £18.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01284758000. Address: 1 Charter Square. Venue phone: 01284758000.
21/11/17 Gateshead Sage Gateshead UK
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £21.80. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 0191 443 4661. Address: St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays. Venue phone: 0191 443 4661.

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