Primary Instrument: Piano
Carlos Cuevas has enjoyed a highly successful musical career. His experience as pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and vocalist has allowed him to work with some of the finest musicians in the business and to explore a wide range of musical situations both in the U.S. and around the world. Carlos was born in Cambridge, England and grew up in Valencia, Venezuela. His musical training began at age fourteen. While still in Venezuela, he studied classical piano and theory, was introduced to the world of jazz, & performed extensively throughout the country. He moved to the United States in 1993 to further his education, earning a degree in Jazz Studies from the prestigious University of North Texas. Carlos' diverse musical background and versatility have been put to work with the likes of Bette Midler, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Laws Family: Hubert, Ronnie, Eloise, & Debra Laws, Nestor Torres, Gabriela Anders, and the late Cuban Composer, René Tuzed among others. Carlos' arranging skills are also in high demand. He has composed and arranged music for a wide variety of styles and ensembles that range anywhere from small groups to big bands and orchestras. In 2004, Carlos released his debut album Depiction, featuring bassist Dean Taba and drummer Jimmy Branly. Depiction quickly became the object of rave reviews from prestigious sources such as Downbeat Magazine (September 2004); Keyboard Magazine (July, 2006); Modern Drummer Magazine (December, 2004); Músico Pro Magazine (February, 2006); Los Angeles Jazz Scene (March & April 2004); and CDBaby.com. In 2008, Carlos released his second CD entitled Uninhibited Realm. This CD features John Patitucci on acoustic & electric basses, Jimmy Branly on drums & percussion, and a concerto for jazz trio and a 16-piece chamber orchestra. Following the success of his previous work, Uninhibited Realm has also been praised by Downbeat (August 2008); Keyboard (August, 2008); Modern Drummer (September 2008; & Músico Pro (May 2008), thus gaining well deserved recognition in the U.S. and abroad while establishing himself as a respected bandleader. Carlos currently resides in New York City. For up-to- date info, visit www.carloscuevas.net
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