Born: October 5
Roxana Amed has released six albums – Limbo (2004), Entremundos (2006), Cinemateca Finlandesa (2010), Inocencia (2011), La Sombra de Su Sombra (2013), Instantáneas (2019) – digitally released by Sony Music Latin, along with one DVD, La Voz Más Allá in 2009.
Recipient of the Carlos Gardel Award for Argentine Music and the Martin Fierro Award for best song in a TV production, the singer/songwriter is also known for penning songs for other artists. She has worked extensively with Argentine multi instrumentalist Pedro Aznar, a veteran of the Pat Metheny Band and the producer of Amed’s first albums.
Once in the US, she has collaborated with musicians based in NY as Guillermo Klein, Emilio Solla, Leo Genovese, vocalist Sofia Rei, and pianist/composer Frank Carlberg. She has performed in iconic musical venues in NY such as The Jazz Gallery, Dizzy’s Club at Lincoln Center, Jazz Standard, The Stone, Rockwood Music Hall, Smalls, and Mezzrow. In 2017 was commissioned, with Brazilian pianist André Mehmari, to pay tribute to the legendary Astor Piazzolla at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival. An album of the performance is set to be released in 2021.
Amed is a post-graduate in Contemporary Literature in Spanish Language, as well as a vocal instructor and clinician. For ten years she has led a vocal workshop for hundreds of jazz vocalists at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival.
2000-2001 Winner Martin Fierro Award / Best theme song TV Show (as songwriter) /
Vulnerables, Canal 13, Argentina
2003 Nominated to the Clarín Awards / Best Jazz New Artist.
2004 Winner Gardel Awards, album Limbo / Best Engineered Album.
2006 Nominated Gardel Awards, album Entremundos / Best Songwriting
2006 Nominated Gardel Awards, album Entremundos / Best Engineered Album.
2014 Nominated Gardel Awards, album La Sombra de su Sombra together with Frank Carlberg / Best Concept Album.
She comes from jazz, got into rock, but at time time of composing, borders fall
to pieces (…) Amed doesn’t merge, she takes command of the genres and works
with them in a very personal way.” DISCOS: Limbo – ROXANA AMED / EMI.
CLARÍN, October 13th 2004, Espectáculos, “Melancholic and personal” by
Roxana Amed’s is as unclassifiable as the most jazzistic works by Joni Mitchell. In
her second album, produced by Pedro Aznar, she shines as a Performer and
songwriter.” Considered one of the best 5 Jazz albums of the year, Claudio
Kleiman – ROLLING STONE, anuario 2006.
Argentine Roxana Amed is a delight, with a rich voice that has both great
flexibility and emotion