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Cesar Orozco Cesar Orozco

César Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer and arranger with an innovative approach of fusion between Venezuelan and Cuban music with jazz. After fourteen years living in Venezuela, Mr. Orozco moved to the United States in 2012. He received a full tuition Assistantship from The Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, from where he completed a Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) major in Jazz Piano, under the guidance of the great jazz pianist and organist Timothy Murphy. He also holds a degree in violin performance and ensemble conducting from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba.

While in the States, Orozco has become an in-demand pianist within the DC/ Baltimore area in both, Jazz and Latin-American music. Some of the artists he has performed with include Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio “El Negro” Hernadez, Gary Thomas, Alex Norris, Eric Kennedy, Peter Fraize, Michael Joseph Harris, Alfredo Mojica, Jeff Reeds, Origem Brazilian Project, Seth Kibel, Jeff Antoniuk, and Alberto Limonta. Throughout his career, besides the United States, he has toured in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Scotland, The Netherlands, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico.

As a leader, Orozco has performed in venues such as An Die Musik in Baltimore, Twins Jazz and HR57 Jazz Club in Washington DC, Bolivar Hall in London, and the Bimhuis Jazz Club in Amsterdam. He has been part of more than 50 recordings as a guest artist and two solo albums with his own project César Orozco & Kamarata Jazz: Son con pajarillo (2007) and Orozcojam (2010), which received four nominations and was awarded Best Vocal-Instrumental Album at Cubadisco 2012, the most important event of the Cuban recording industry. He also received a DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award 2014 for Original Composition Small Ensemble Outstanding Performance for his piece Orozcojam. As an arranger and composer, Mr. Orozco has written music for the most diverse ensembles, from string quartets to symphony orchestras and big bands.

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”Cesar Orozco manages to make the best combination between Cban, Jazz and Venezuelan music I ever heard” —Paquito D'Rivera

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