Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Alvaro Is Rojas

Alvaro Is Rojas (b. 1946 in Barcelona, Spain) is a pianist and composer, who has lived in Stockholm, Sweden since the late 1960s. After having completed classical piano and composition studies at the Barcelona Conservatory, he worked as a touring music director for vocalist Josephine Baker. He later studied at Berklee College of Music with John LaPorta and Herb Pomeroy, and worked with electronic music in New York in the late 70s. In the early 80s, Rojas returned to Stockholm for a position as a professor at the Royal College of Music. In recent years, he has mainly worked as a major visiting artist, giving seminars in improvisation, harmony and ear-training.

Read more
Alvaro is Rojas is an artist concerned with spiritual explorations of subdued space and harmony. His music is inspired by the possibilities of tonal shadings of improvisations and creativity. Jazz Times Magazine

Alvaro Is Rojas has marked his solo release as an item true to the heart of jazz. It leaves a lasting impression that he improvises freely around songs that we recognize and enjoy seeing in a new light. Marge Hofacre's Jazz News

Rojas takes the music a step further by mixing a decidedly non-American improvisation style with American jazz standards. The outcome rejuvenates both of the swung-to-death songs, and reinstates a deserved element of class. Dave McElfresh, Tucson Weekly

Alvaro Is Rojas possesses an innate ability for teaching and demonstrating at the piano; an additional asset is his positive well-tempered nature

Read more

1 Photos

Albums

El Arte de la Vida
El Arte de la Vida
Blue Music Group
2009
buy

Similar

Support our sponsor

Sponsor: Motéma Music | BUY IT  

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.