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Omar Sosa

Composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa was born in 1965 in Camagüey, Cuba's largest inland city. At age eight, Omar began studying percussion and marimba at the music conservatory in Camagüey; in Havana, as a teenager, he took up piano at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Música, and completed his formal education at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Among his influences, Omar cites traditional Afro-Cuban music, European classical composers (including Chopin, Bartok, and Satie), Monk, Coltrane, Parker, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Chucho Valdés, and the pioneering Cuban jazz group Irakere. Moving in 1993 to Ecuador, Omar immersed himself in the folkloric traditions of Esmeraldas, the northwest coast region whose African heritage includes the distinctive marimba tradition. He relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, and soon invigorated the Latin jazz scene with his adventurous writing and percussive style.

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Events

Date Time Detail Price
Sep6Thu 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Omar Sosa
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
Sep6Thu 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Omar Sosa
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
Sep7Fri 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Omar Sosa
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
Sep7Fri 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Omar Sosa
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
Sep8Sat 9:00 pm 9:00 pm
Omar Sosa
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA
Sep8Sat 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Omar Sosa
Blue Note Napa
Napa, CA

Discography

Es:sensual

Es:sensual

Ota Records
2018

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Transparent Water

Transparent Water

Ota Records
2017

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JOG

JOG

Ota Records
2016

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Transparent Water

Transparent Water

World Village
2016

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Eros

Eros

Ota Records
2016

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ilé

ilé

Ota Records
2015

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African Sunrise

African Sunrise

Omar Sosa
Live at FIP

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