Mario Duenas

Mario Dueñas was born on April 23, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Was introduced to the piano at the age of 5, developing a special interest in harmony, and soon began a self- teaching process through record transcribing and bibliographic studies. Years later, established a variety of ensambles to further explore both the languages of composition as well as performance

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”[Other Minds] A tune to remind us we are mere bytes in the universal operating system that reboots every infinity.” – Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz.

“From beginning to end, Dueñas allows us to experience the deepest recesses of his soul, and we are fully enriched by it all.” – Stacey Zering, No Depression.

“The six selections on Beliefs form a suite of music that rewards repeated listenings. Overall, this is an impressive debut for Mario Dueñas.” – Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian and author of 11 books including The Great Jazz Guitarists, The Jazz Singers, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76.

“Mario Dueñas has never had a piano lesson, but his performance recently..

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