Foto: Aline Fournier

Juan Andrés Ospina

Juan Andrés Ospina is one of the most active and prominent exponents of a very outstanding generation of Colombian musicians. His wide range of musical projects make him hard to define: he might as well be producing and arranging, conducting his big band, touring as a sideman pianist, composing for film, or creating comedy content for the internet. His album for Big Band “Tramontana” (2018) features 26 musicians, including 14-times Grammy awarded saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera. For the album’s release, Juan conducted the legendary WDR Big Band (Germany) and the TipToe Big Band (Denmark), and performed at “Dizzy‘s Coca-Cola” (part of Jazz at Lincoln Center, N.Y.C.). Ospina was part of the faculty at Bobby McFerrin’s retreat “Circle Songs” (Omega Institute). His album BBB was referred by All About Jazz as one of the “best jazz albums of the year”. He has produced, arranged and recorded the piano in several international awarded albums, and has toured all over the world with Sofia Ribeiro, Marta Gómez, Sylvie Bourban, Fonseca and Banda Magda. Ospina leads the comedy/musical duo “Inténtalo Carito” with his brother Nicolás. They composed “Qué difícil es hablar el español”, which has more than 20 million views on Youtube. Juan Andrés started his studies at “Universidad Javeriana” (Bogotá) and continued at “Escola D’Angel Soler” and “Taller de Musics” (Barcelona). In 2005 he attended “Berklee College of Music” with a scholarship, and graduated in 2007.

27.06 8:00pm

Jazz Concert
Sofia Ribeiro Quartet