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Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband CD ‘Es:sensual’

U.S. Release Date: January 19, 2018 Es:sensual presents a continuation of Cuban pianist-composer Omar Sosas collaboration with Hamburgs NDR (North German RadioNorddeutscher Rundfunk) Bigband and Brazilian cellist-composer-arranger Jaques Morelenbaum, whose inaugural effort can be heard on Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband CD Ceremony (Ot, 2010). Recorded at NDRs Hamburg studios under the direction of Sosa and Morelenbaum, Es:sensual features the latters […]

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita: Transparent Water

U.S. RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2017 Pre-Order on iTunes: February 10, 2017 Transparent Water is the new studio collaboration between with London-based Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosas transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom wherein the musical destination is subordinate to […]

New Omar Sosa-Paolo Fresu CD “EROS”

U.S. RELEASE DATE: September 16, 2016 Pre-Order on iTunes: August 1, 2016 EROS follows the success of Omar and Paolo’s debut album, ALMA, opening at #1 on the iTunes jazz charts in Italy and France – further proof of the Duo’s artistic maturity. EROS is dedicated to the many facets and mysteries of love. Sosa and Fresu have composed a […]

Omar Sosa New AfroCuban Quartet

Live at Blue Note Jazz Club New York City May 4, 2014 “Iyawo” Featuring Ernesto Simpson, drums; Childo Tomas, electric bass; Leandro Saint-Hill, flute

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano

NEW VIDEO: CLAZZ Festival in Madrid, June 29, 2013 Featuring Julio Barreto, drums; Childo Tomas, electric bass; Leandro Saint-Hill, saxophones Omar Sosa segment starts at 42:20 Festival de Jazz Latino Clazz 2013

U.S. Tour Announced – November 2013

November 2 Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, AZ November 3 Osher Marin JCC San Rafael, CA November 4 Kuumbwa Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA November 5 Mission Theater Portland, OR November 6 Kirkland Performance Center Kirkland, WA November 7 Mount Vernon Country Club Golden, CO November 8 Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit, MI November 9 […]

CLAZZ Madrid – Continental Latin Jazz

Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano Saturday, June 29 – Teatros del Canal Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano marks a homecoming for Omar to the influences of his formative years at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Havana and later at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, where he savored the music of Pancho Quinto, Lazaro Ross, […]

New Omar Sosa CD, “EGGUN”

RELEASE DATE: February 2013 EGGUN: The Afri-Lectric Experience began as an Omar Sosa commission from the Barcelona Jazz Festival in 2009. The assignment: to compose and produce a tribute performance to Miles Davis classic recording, Kind Of Blue, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Inspired by various musical elements and motifs from Kind Of […]

New Omar Sosa-Paolo Fresu CD “ALMA”

Release: January 2012 Alma is the new recording collaboration between six-time GRAMMY-nominated Cuban composer and pianist, Omar Sosa, and celebrated Italian trumpet and flugelhorn player, Paolo Fresu. The CD features guest cello contributions on four tracks by the masterful Brazilian conductor, arranger, producer, and cellist, Jaques Morelenbaum. Recorded in Udine, Italy in May 2011, and produced […]

New Omar Sosa Solo Piano CD “Calma”

We are pleased to announce the release of Omar Sosa’s new solo piano CD, “Calma”, set for worldwide release in March 2011. Calma is Omar Sosa’s fifth solo piano recording, a work of singular artistry, featuring Omars unique and original approach to the genre. The CD is comprised of 13 solo piano improvisations, fusing stylistic […]

Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband in Barcelona

Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband Barcelona Jazz Festival November 30, 2010 Palau de la Musica Catalana By Enrique Turpin Cuando un pianista se presenta frente a su publico con una big band, tres percusionistas y un arreglista de lujo, ya se puede uno imaginar el lugar del que se nutrieron los genes de sus ancestros y las […]

New Omar Sosa Big Band CD “Ceremony”

We are pleased to announce the Omar Sosa-NDR Bigband CD “Ceremony”, set for worldwide release in February and March 2010. NDR Bigband plays Omar Sosa Arranged by Jaques Morelenbaum Ceremony is a major new project, the fruit of pianist-composer Omar Sosas first big-band collaboration with composer-arranger-cellist Jaques Morelenbaum, Hamburgs 18piece NDR Bigband (North German Radio / Norddeutscher Rundfunk), and the […]

New CD, “Tales From The Earth” (OTA1020)

We are pleased to announce the release of the new Mark Weinstein-Omar Sosa CD, “Tales From The Earth”, on October 13, 2009. Available now on this website, and on iTunes. Tales from the Earth. A thoroughly cosmopolitan outlook rooted in the rhythmic intensity and improvisatory, call-and-response spirit of Africa writ large. Artists of Cuban, Haitian, […]

Release of “Aleatoric EFX”, Solo Piano

We are pleased to announce that our German record label partner, SKIP Records, has released Omar’s most recent solo piano recording, “Aleatoric EFX” (OTA1013). Recorded live at Radio Bremen, Germany, in November 2003, “Aleatoric EFX” is Omar Sosas fourth solo piano recording. The CD combines Omars free, improvisatory approach to the piano, with his use of a number of […]

New Omar Sosa CD “Across The Divide”

New Omar Sosa CD: Across The Divide Set for release March 24, 2009 On Half Note Records. For media inquiries, please contact Jonathan Kantor at 212-475-0049. Recorded at the Blue Note jazz club in New York City, Across The Divide is a song cycle documenting the shared rhythms of Omar Sosa and Tim Eriksen, a […]

New CD AFREECANOS

Afreecanos. Rooted in Africa. Omar Sosas new studio album brings together musicians from Africa, Cuba, Brazil, and France to celebrate the rich heritage of African music in jazz and Latin music. Mr. Sosas approach takes folkloric elements from Africa and the Americas, combines them with his Afro-Cuban roots, and brings them all forward into a […]

New “Live at FIP” CD Release

Omar Sosa has released a number of live, solo piano recordings and a number of live, piano-percussion duo recordings over the years. With Live FIP, Omar offers his first live, ensemble CD, featuring a Quintet comprised of bass, drums, percussion and saxophone. Recorded at Radio France in Paris in front of a live, studio audience, Live FIP offers […]

International Songwriting Competition Finalist

Omar Sosa has just been named a finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition (Instrumental) for his composition “Mis Tres Notas”. 1.4% of almost 15,000 entrants were selected as finalists. Winners in 15 categories will be announced in March 2006. Judges include Sonny Rollins, Macy Gray, Tom Waits, and John Scofield. “Mis Tres Notas” first […]

New CD Release “Mulatos Remix” (OTA1016)

Following the success of his recent recording “Mulatos” (OTA1015), which received a 2006 GRAMMY nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album, a 2006 BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music nomination, and which features the artistry of legendary Cuban reedman Paquito D’Rivera, Ot Records is pleased to announce the release of an Omar Sosa remix album of material from the […]

Omar Sosa GRAMMY Nomination

We are pleased to announce that Omar Sosa has just received a GRAMMY nomination for “Mulatos” (OTA1014) in the Best Latin Jazz Album category from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS). The GRAMMY Awards will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and broadcast live on CBS from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM (ET/PT).

Omar Sosa Octet on NPR’s JazzSet

Omar Sosa Octet Live broadcast on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater Thursday, December 1 at 9:00 PM Pacific Time (a one-hour broadcast) KCSM 91.1 Radio FM (San Francisco Bay Area) For audio streaming, please visit: http://www.kcsm.org/fm_listen.html Also, Comcast Digital Cable is now carrying KCSM FM Jazz 91 on Channel 962. Contact your local Comcast Customer Service Center for more information. On […]

BBC Radio Award for World Music Nomination 2006

The next Omar Sosa Quartet tour in the United States will feature R&B saxophone great Pee Wee Ellis (of James Brown and Van Morrison fame), together with drum & bass pioneer Marque Gilmore, and bassist Childo Tomas from Mozambique, scheduled for April 18 to May 7, 2006. This ensemble recently completed a highly successful run […]

Omar Sosa Nomination for Latin Jazz Album of the Year; Spring-Summer 2005 Tour Schedule

We are pleased to announce that Omar Sosa and his CD, “Mulatos” (OTA1015), have been nominated for Latin Jazz Album of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards 2005. Recordings by Charlie Haden, Jerry Gonzalez and Gonzalo Rubalcaba have also been nominated in this category. The 9th Annual JJA Jazz Awards celebration, presented by BETJazz, will […]

Omar Sosa Releases CD “Mulatos”

New Omar Sosa CD, “Mulatos” (OTA1014), featuring special guest Paquito D’Rivera, produced by Steve Arguelles Set for release in the United States on October 12, 2004, distributed by Harmonia Mundi USA (www.harmoniamundi.com), and concurrently worldwide (please see www.melodia.com/dist.php for worldwide distribution) Also available at www.melodia.com/order.php How to be true to a music tradition and be part of […]

Omar Sosa on A&E TV – October 3, 2004

CONCERT SCHEDULE UPDATE: Due to problems related to the recent hurricanes in Florida, Omar Sosa’s concert on October 14 at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL) has been cancelled. For an update on Omar’s touring schedule, please visit www.melodia.com. Omar Sosa will appear Sunday, October 3 on A&E TV Network’s “Breakfast With The Arts” program, with […]

Fall 2004 Tour Schedule

In support of his new CD, “Mulatos” (OTA1014), with special guest Paquito D’Rivera, Omar Sosa’s touring this Fall 2004 begins with two concerts in the U.K. (more on the new CD in our next newsletter): Saturday, October 2 * 7:30 PM The Venue Leeds College of Music Sunday, October 3 * 7:45 PM Queen Elizabeth […]

Omar Sosa Releases New Solo Piano Recording – Available Only Online at www.melodia.com

Recorded live at Radio Bremen, Germany, in November 2003, Aleatoric EFX is Omar Sosas fourth solo piano recording. It combines Omars free, improvisatory approach to the piano, with his use of a number of electronic effects, also directed live from the piano during the performance. The result is an engaging, multi-dimensional musical experience, with elements of jazz, […]