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Adrian Iaies

Born: November 4, 1960    Primary Instrument: Piano

Adrian Iaies

On first glance apprehension. Admittedly ashamed I was prejudiced. For on the surface was an Argentine group, playing 'jazz', with an accordion no less! What could they possibly do with the music in this format setting? I would ask myself.

Suffice it to say, I found pianist/composer Adrian Iaies a world class virtuoso. World class with a capitol C. His compatriots Pablo Aslan, bass; Pepi Taveira, drums and Michael Zisman, a master of the bandoneon are unequalled as well. The group is augmented by the sanguine trumpet stylings of Juan Cruz De Urquiza.

Jazz Speak has become a universal language. And like the home grown variety State side, jazz round the world uses universal elements to furthers its methods. Be it a mandolin in Spain, a sitar in India, dumbeks in Northern Africa, or a taragoto of eastern Europe. Nothing, no instrumentation, save for probably piano, bass and drums is sacrosanct in jazz....
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Awards:

three latin grammy nominations. Clarin award as "best jazz musician 2002" (Argentina) Konx platinum award as "best jazz musician of the 1995-2005 decade (argentina)

Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Buenos aires

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

PIano Yamaha C5, 2007.

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