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Pianist and Rising Star Jesus Molina

Colombian Jazz Pianist, Singer, & Saxophonist was born in Sincelejo, Colombia, in 1996. Molina started playing saxophone at 12, and three years later, at 15, he decided to change instruments and only focus on piano.
In a significant turn of events in 2016, Molina was honored with the prestigious Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation®️ award, the Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship. This recognition included a music education at the renowned Berklee College of Music and covered all his expenses. 
Today, he is one of the emerging stars on the international Jazz Scene, gracing the most important stages worldwide. Molina developed a unique style early on, combining all his musical influences, such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Errol Garner, Bill Evans, and more. He brings a fresh sound to jazz music, particularly with the younger generation. Molina approaches famous jazz standards differently, or “Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, and creates many sophisticated arrangements, such as “Spain” by Chick Corea. 
​His First appearance at the NAMM show in 2018, in collaboration with Nord Keyboards, became essential to Molina’s career due to several viral videos on social media about his performances.
Molina has worked and shared stages with artists like Jesus Adrian Romero, Noel Schajris, and Arturo Sandoval. Rudy Perez, Eric Marienthal, Gabriela Soto, Cory Henry, Randy Brecker, Carlitos del Puerto, Randy Waldman, Zedd, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Campos, John Patitucci, Mike Stern, Dave Weckl, Tom Brooks, Jordan Rudess, and many others.
Molina’s new album, SELAH, will be available on all digital platforms on May 24, 2024.
A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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