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PIANIST, COMPOSER AND ARRANGER OSMANY PAREDES RELEASES “INSIDE MY ROOTS”

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At eight, OSMANY PAREDES began his classical piano career at the “Olga Alonso” Vocational School of Arts in his hometown, Santa Clara, Cuba. However, his first contact with music was at age 3 through his father, Guillermo Paredes, a percussionist with the Santa Clara Modern Music Orchestra, who taught him about the various Afro-Cuban rhythms and styles.
In 1991 he graduated with honors from the National School of Arts (ENA) in Havana. Immediately afterward, he joined the Orquesta América, which allowed him to travel to Venezuela; Upon returning, he joined Bobby Carcassés’ jazz group and then the Maestro Enrique Jorrín’s Orchestra (creator of Cha-Cha-Cha) with which he had the opportunity to arrive in Mexico in 1992.
In this stage of eleven years of work in Mexico, he shared the stage with musicians such as Israel “Cachao” López, Jerry González, Fellove Valdés, Celio González, and Diego “El Cigala,” “Patato” Valdés, among others.
In 2003, Paredes moved to Boston. Since then, he has collaborated and recorded with artists such as Richard Bona, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Giovanni Hidalgo, Roy Hargrove, David Sánchez, Jane Bunett, Issac Delgado, Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, among many others.
Since 2007 he has lived in New York City, where he has his jazz group and collaborates with different musical projects.
He has toured Central and South America, the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, appearing at the most important Festivals and Jazz clubs.
He has four solo albums to his credit: “Osmany Paredes Con Menduvia,” “Passages,” “Trio Time,” and “Inside My Roots.”
His repertoire is based mainly on original compositions, jazz standards, and Cuban and Latin music in general.
Countries where Paredes has taught Master Classes on Cuban music and jazz, include Colombia, the United States, Canada, Cuba, and Mexico.
INSIDE MY ROOTS (MENDUVIA MUSIC, 2023)
Cha 3 AM (Osmany Paredes)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Keyboards & Claves) Itai Kriss (Flute)
Yunior Terry (Acoustic Bass)
Hilario Bell (Drums & Timbal)
Manuel Márquez (Congas, Cowbell & Güiro) Raúl Bermúdez (Violins)
Dinah’s Blues (Osmany Paredes)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Shaker & Claves) Michael Rodriguez (Trumpet)
Yosvany Terry (Alto Sax & Chekeré)
Luis Ernesto Beltrán (Tenor Sax)
Ricky Rodriguez (Acoustic Bass)
Obed Calvaire (Drums)
Jhair Sala (Congas, Bongos, Cowbell & Güiro) Hilario Bell (Timbal)
New Contradanza (Osmany Paredes)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Keyboards, Shaker & Claves) Yunior Terry (Acoustic Bass)
Hilario Bell (Drums & Timbal)
Manuel Márquez (Congas & Güiro)
Sazonando (Luis “Lilí” Martínez Griñán)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Keyboards, Claves & Arranger)
Manolo Mairena (Lead Vocal, Choirs, Congas, Maracas & Güiro) Julio Padrón (Trumpets)
Edward Magdariaga (Baby Bass)
Johnny Molina (Timbal)
Jhair Sala (Bongos & Cowbell)
Punto Guajiro En Variación (Osmany Paredes) Osmany Paredes (Piano, Bells & Claves)
El Cumbanchero (Rafael Hernández)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Claves, Katá, Shaker, Güiro & Arranger) Yubel Tellez (Baby Bass)
Hilario Bell (Drums & Timbal)
Roberto Vizcaino Jr. (Congas, Quinto & Chimes)
Manley López “Piri” (Batás & Cajón)
Bolero Al Bolero (Osmany Paredes) Osmany Paredes (Piano & Keyboards) Germán Velazco (Soprano Sax)
Ricky Rodriguez (Acoustic Bass) Obed Calvaire (Drums)
Manolo Mairena (Congas, Bongos, Maracas, Rainstick & Chimes) Raúl Bermúdez (Violins)
Donna Lee (Charlie Parker)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Keyboards, Claves, Shaker & Arranger), Marshall Gilkes (Trombone)
Panagiotis Andreou (Electric Bass)
Hilario Bell (Drums)
Manuel Márquez (Congas, Batás, Timbal, Güiro & Cowbell)
Timba Traigo (Osmany Paredes)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Keyboards, Shaker & Claves) Alberto Alberto (Lead Vocal)
Manolo Mairena (Choirs)
Edward Magdariaga (Electric Bass)
Reinier Guerra (Drums & Timbal)
Manuel Márquez (Congas, Cowbell & Güiro)
Yaure Muñiz (Trumpets)
Luis Ernesto Beltrán (Tenor Sax)
Daniel López (Trombone)
Enlaces (Osmany Paredes) Osmany Paredes (Piano)
Voyage (Kenny Barron)
Osmany Paredes (Piano, Claves, Shaker & Arranger) Yunior Terry (Acoustic Bass)
Hilario Bell (Drums & Güiro)
Manuel Márquez (Congas)
Produced by Osmany Paredes
Recorded at Paredes Studios, Brooklyn,New York
Mixed and Mastered at Digital Boulevard, New Jersey by Luis Damian Güell
Photos by Jacobo Braun
Graphic Design by Elizabeth Robles
“I dedicate this album to my father Guillermo Paredes, who was the person who brought me closer to music and in turn taught me from a very young age to value and always keep our Afro-Cuban roots present.” Osmany Paredes
“INSIDE MY ROOTS” IS AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS

RECOMMENDED LISTENING

Orquesta 40 Grados (2000)
Osmany Paredes & Menduvia (2003)
Trio Time (2013)
Passages (2013)

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