Fidel Cuellar

Born: December, 1983    Primary Instrument: Piano

Fidel Cuellar

A native of Bogotá Colombia, Fidel relocated to New York City in 2007 to continue his apprenticeship as a jazz pianist and composer, under the tutelage of renowned musicians Bruce Barth, Mike Holober, and John Patitucci, graduating Suma Cum Laude from the City College of New York’s jazz performance program in 2009. 

Fidel’s stylistic versatility but distinct pianistic approach has put him in the radar of some of New York’s best jazz, latin jazz, and world-music musicians, such as award-winning drummer Bobby Sanabria, flutist Carlos Jimenez, and gospel singer Camille Newman, among many others...
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”Solid chords that drive the rhythm home and allow for spirited playing by the other members of the band...Cuellar burns through an emotional feature” —Paul J. Youngman,

“Cuellar does an excellent job on the ivory keys as well as on the Fender Rhodes (adding another dimension to the quartet)” —Latin Beat Magazine

Luiz Ebert & Fidel Cuellar, Audiograph (Self Produced, 2013)
The Music Connection, Innovation (Self Produced, 2012)
Carlos Jimenez, Thoughts (CJMartinete Music Co., 2008)
Guille, Salir a Buscar (Millenium, 2009)

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Primary Instrument:

Bronx, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Four years as staff piano instructor at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, Piano School of NYC, and Renaissance E.M.S. Private lessons also available.

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Preferably Steinway or Yamaha grand pianos. Nord Electro 3.

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Featured recording “Audiograph”

Self Produced (2013)
Download jazz mp3 “River” by Fidel Cuellar
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