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Hiromi & Edmar Castañeda

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

Artist Bio

After several successful world tours with Hiromi: The Trio Project, we are excited to present a new and electrifying collaboration, Hiromi Duet featuring Edmar Castaneda.

When Hiromi met Edmar Castaneda at The Montreal Jazz Festival this year, she found him so amazing musically that she knew at some point they should collaborate together. "The first time I heard Edmar I simply said "WOW!” in awe of his artistry. So now, I would like all of you to hear his music so you can go "WOW!” too," said Hiromi.

It wasn’t long before Hiromi had the opportunity to call on Edmar for a collaboration. Their debut performance this past July at The Blue Note in NY was unexpected and impulsive, a truly electrifying coupling. What they created together musically was simply mesmerizing. The audience was spellbound and the music was magic. Because of this connection musically, these 2 great talents decided to join forces as a duet for 2017.

“almost a world unto himself [Edmar]” — The New York Times
“She’s [Hiromi] to the piano what a Hendrix and Van Halen are to the guitar. Yeah, she’s that good.” — All About Jazz

"Edmar is …an enormous talent, he has the versatility & the enchanting charisma of a musician who has taken his harp out of the shadow to become one of the most original musicians from the Big Apple.” — Paquito D'Rivera