Juan Andrés Ospina has become one of the most active Colombian musicians of his generation in the international scene. His exceptional multi-faceted career has led him to become an internationally in demand producer, arranger, pianist and composer, orbiting primarily between New York City, Europe and his native Colombia.
Among his most recent work as a producer, arranger and pianist is Portuguese singer Luisa Sobral’s cd “The Cherry on my Cake” (Universal Music, 2011), which received a Golden Disk Award in Portugal at only 6 months of its release. Currently he is finishing the production of another internationally acclaimed jazz singer from Portugal, Sofia Ribeiro, with whom he performed in prestigious jazz festivals such as Jazz Espoo (Espoo, Finland), Silesian Jazz Festival (Katowice, Poland), Jazz a la calle (Mercedes, Uruguay) and important jazz clubs like Jazz Station (Brussels, Belgium) and Jamboree (Barcelona, Spain). He has also recorded and toured with international artists such as Colombian singer/songwriter Marta Gómez, Colombian super pop star Fonseca, and Swiss jazz vocalist Sylvie Bourban, and worked as an arranger for the 2007 Latin Grammys Ceremony held in Las Vegas (US).
In 2010, Juan was invited to play at a tribute to Mercedes Sosa, a concert that took place at the historical Lincoln Center Theatre in New York City, and included the voices of legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Leon Gieco and Piero among many others. The same year he was invited to arrange and conduct the ‘Bogotá Big Band’ at the 15th anniversary of the festival ‘Jazz al Parque’ (Bogotá, Colombia), along with a selected group of internationally acclaimed Colombian musicians such as Edmar Castañeda, Lucia Pulido and Antonio Arnedo. The concert was broadcast nationally and registered on DVD.