Luis Marin - piano
As a pianist, Luis is often recruited to record at different musical productions with well-known artists. His services are in demand by the biggest names in the Latin Music industry.
Luis has also shared the stage with Latin Piano Master Eddie Palmieri on various occasions, at Palmieri's own request on important concerts. In the Latin music genre to be acknowledged by Palmieri is considered a very high honor. Luis Marin had arrived!!
Pianist Luis Marin was born and raised in the city of Bayamón, he began studying the piano at age 7.
During 1984 he enrolled in Berklee College of Music where he began his studies under the program Professional Music remaining there until 1986. While living in Boston he had the opportunity to perform with different bands known throughout the city as pianist and arranger. These groups were known as Caribbean Express( nominated for a Grammy Award in 1987), Herman Johnson's Band (at Ryle's Jazz Club at Cambridge, Ma) and Jorge Arce Grupo Humano. Marin's work has been shared in productions for Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and the United States.
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While influenced by note jazz greats, Marin has never forgotten his roots, and it is this flavorful combination, which has made him one of the island’s top Latin jazz pianists and sought-after session musicians. Overall, he’s truly admired by his peers and fans for his adventurous artistic expression, as well as his passion for perfection. --Ian Malinow, The San Juan Star
In Puerto Rico, Luis Marin is one of the leading popular music and jazz pianists. Since early childhood, he has been performing in public, which eventually led to his involvement with some of the most significant artists in salsa and jazz. --Javier Antonio Quiñones, All About Jazz
Marin's one of the best Afro-Cuban pianists I've ever heard and one of the most unique. --Harvey Pekar, Jazziz Magazine