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Cesar Orozco & Kamarata 4tet

November 18, 2022



1st Performance:
Doors Open at 6PM
Show Starts at 7PM

2nd Performance:
Doors Open at 8:30PM
Show Starts at 9:30PM

Tickets: $25
($20 Minimum Spend Per Guest)

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About the band:

“César Orozco manages to make the best combination between Cuban, Jazz
and Venezuelan music I ever heard”.  Paquito D’Rivera

César Orozco is a Cuban born pianist, violinist, composer, arranger, producer,
and educator based in the NYC Tri-State area. In 1997, Orozco traveled from
Cuba to Venezuela, where he spent 14 years and developed an important and
prolific career. In 2012, Orozco moved to the United States and enrolled with
a full tuition Assistantship to The Peabody Institute of John Hopkins
University in Baltimore, where he earned a Graduate Performance Diploma
(GPD) in Jazz Piano. He also holds a degree in Violin Performance and
Ensemble Conducting from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba.
Since relocating to New York in 2015, Mr. Orozco has become an in-demand
pianist. Some of the artists he has worked with include Paquito D’Rivera,
Pedrito Martinez, Gary Thomas, Alex Norris, Troy Roberts, Paul Bollenback,
Itai Kriss & Telavana, Albita Rodriguez, Guaco, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis
Enrique, Huascar Barradas, Tony Succar, and Giovanni Hidalgo just to name a
Orozco has developed an innovative approach to a fusion of Venezuelan and
Cuban traditional music with Jazz along with his project Kamarata. He has
participated in more than 70 albums and his recordings as a leader include
“Son con Pajarillo” (2007), “Orozcojam” (Guataca, 2010, awarded for Best
vocal/Instrumental album at Cubadisco 2012), “No Limits for Tumbao” (Alfi
Records, 2015), “Stringwise”, (a duo with the outstanding Venezuelan cuatro
player Jorge Glem), and the latest one, “Rooted Forward”.
As an arranger and/or composer, Mr. Orozco has been commissioned by The
Baltimore School for The Arts, the Chamber String Orchestra from the
MCYO at Strathmore in Maryland, The Netherlands Blazers Ensemble
(NBE), Raíces Jazz Orchestra from Miami FL, the Venezuela Symphony
Orchestra, and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band among others. He has two Latin
Grammy nominations for Best Arrangement, one in 2019 for his piece
“Imprevisto”, performed and recorded by Pablo Gil & The Raices Jazz
Orchestra featuring the great percussionist Tony Succar, and the second one in
2021 for “Tierra Mestiza”, the opening number of the musical show America
Viva. Orozco is a Downbeat Magazine Student Award 2014 recipient and is a
full time faculty at Albertus Magnus High School in Bardonia, NY.


November 18, 2022


Minton’s Playhouse
206 West 118th Street
Harlem, NY 11026 United States
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