Cuban-born pianist Osmany Paredes began studying music at the age of five when his father Guillermo, a percussionist with the Santa Clara Orquesta de Musica Moderna, introduced him to both the music of his heritage, including rumba and other Afro-Cuban musical forms, and the American jazz tradition. Osmany began to formally study classical piano at age eight, but cites Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, and McCoy Tyner as major influences while he was coming up in Cuba.
This Friday, November 1st, Osmany will perform with his trio in celebration of his newest album Trio Time, which features seven original compositions of his as well as two arrangements. Earlier this year, Osmany released a solo album entitled Passages, but he has also been in high demand as a sideman in bands led by Richard Bona, Dafnis Prieto, and Yosvany Terry, among others. We’re pleased to welcome Osmany back to our stage and hope that you’ll join us this Friday.
Pianist Osmany Paredes will be celebrating the release of his new CD “Trio Time” this Friday, November 1st, at The Jazz Gallery, with Yunior Terry on bass and Ludwig Afonso on drums. Sets are at 9 and 11 p.m. (please note our new, later set time!), $20 general admission and $10 for Members. Purchase tickets here.