,

New Release by Pianist Omar Sosa

Cuban born pianist, band leader and composer who has been releasing Jazz, Latin, Cuban, African, & Spiritual albums for more than 20 years.

By
Album Cover: HVW8 artist and co-founder Gene Pendon

Omar Sosa is a Cuban born pianist, band leader and composer has been releasing Jazz, Latin, Cuban, African, & Spiritual albums for more than 20 years. In that time, he has grown a steady following and garnered accolades that include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian Associates, orchestral commissions, National Endowment For The Arts funding, and a continuous stream of awards (including seven GRAMMY nominations). Omar Sosa tours internationally and is known and loved by jazz and world music fans alike. The one thing that Omar Sosa has never done is put out any of his music on vinyl until now. This is where the Jazz Amnesty Sound System (J.A.S.S.), step in. Besides being jazz aficionados and big Omar Sosa fans, the duo has collectively composed, recorded, performed, and released music as artists themselves.

With the blessing of Omar Sosa’s label Otá Records, J.A.S.S. has compiled a flowing collection of music culled from Omar’s early CD releases and pressed a limited run of LP’s for fans who have been yearning for his music on wax.. Packaged as a double LP with original cover art from HVW8 artist and co-founder Gene Pendon with extensive liner notes from McGill University educator and professional pianist David Ryshpan.

Omar Sosa and Jazz Amnesty Sound System in collaboration with Canadian jazz label G-THREE present to Jazz and World Music vinyl collectors some of Omar Sosa’s finest recorded work from his previous releases in this two-record LP, ‘An AfroCuban Excursion’. —G-Three/ Jazz Amnesty Sound System

Stay informed on the latest news

Sign up for WPR’s email newsletter.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
One-day Member Drive. Your gift to WPR matched -- today only.  Double your impact.

Trustworthy news, world-class music and Wisconsin stories … made possible by people like you.