EDMAR CASTANEDA 21:00
ROTUNDA JAZZ CLUB
Date of Representation
22 October 22:00
Jam Session every Night 23:00
Rotunda Jazz Club
Edmar Castaneda harp
"The Colombian plays the harp like hardly anyone else on earth. His hands, seemingly powered by two different people, produce a totally unique, symphonic fullness of sound, a rapid-fire of chords, balance of melodic figures and drive, served with euphoric Latin American rhythms, and the improvisatory freedom of a trained jazz musician...captivating virtuosity, but in no way only virtuosity for its own sake." –
Edmar Castaneda was born in 1978, in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. Since his move to the United States in 1994, he has taken New York and the world stage by storm with his virtuosic command of the harp - revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike consider the instrument. A master of beautifully complex timing, lush colors and dynamic spirit, Edmar has been called “almost a world unto himself” -The New York Times.
The legendary Paquito D’Rivera, Edmar’s frequent collaborator, describes him as
"an enormous talent. With his versatility and enchanting charisma, he has taken his harp out of the shadows, and become one of the most original musicians in the Big Apple.”
Edmar Castaneda's performing career has recently included feature Carnegie Hall debut with his trio and special guest vocalist Andrea Tierra, also Jazz at Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, North Sea jazz festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Marcia Jazz Festival, Woman music festival and many others.
Also numerous other dates with artists such as Marcus Miller’s, Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, John Patitucci. Edmar has also opened for Ricki Lee Jones, Diana Krall, The Yellowjackets, & Paco De Lucia.