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Ania Paz, pianist and composer, is known for her modern and driving sound, impregnated by a new fusion of Afro-Peruvian and Caribbean styles, within the Jazz language. She was born in Lima, Peru, where she started studying music at the age of 4, and wrote her first composition at the age of 6. Her passion for music took her to different countries and musical cultures, studying classical music as well as jazz first in Germany, and then in the US, where she got her Masters Degree. She is actually a resident of the Dominican Republic. She is the leader of the Ania Paz Jazz Ensamble, which successfully performed at the XVI Festival Internacional Jazz en Lima, at the Festival Cultural Hermanas Mirabal in Salcedo, and opened for Gato Barbieri in Santo Domingo
“…Ania Paz, pianist and jazzist, is the leader of one of the most popular Jazz groups in the Dominican Republic….It is impressive to see how this beautiful lady performs at the piano, and to enjoy the depth of her interpretation in complicated musical tunes…drawing the interest of audiences and huge crowds that attend every one of her performances….”
TEVE Showbusiness Magazine, from Puerto Rico
Pianist and composer Ania Paz won the Song Composition Prize at the Festival Claro in Lima, Peru, with her original Song “Hoy te amo”. 3318 songs were submitted to this competition, and the jury included well-known artists and Grammy award winners such as Gianmarco and Susana Baca.
This major event took place at the theatre called Parque de la Exposición in Lima, with an audience of 4500 people
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