Rafael Zaldivar

Rafael Zaldivar


Highlights


Accomplishments

  • Drawing (2013) nominated ADISQ, JUNO "Best Contemporary Jazz Album"
  • Life Directions (2011) won Prix Opus, Grand Prix Archambault, CBC Prize
  • DMus (2016) & MA (2011) McGill U
  • BA U de Montréal (2009)
  • Higher Institute of Arts, Havana (2002)
  • Jazz Festivals of Querétaro, Mexico (2013); North Sea, Holland (2011); Berklee Beantown (2013)

Press

"Noted for his virtuosity and fluid phraseology, Zaldivar's compositions are characterized by structural and rhythmic complexity, balanced by a strong sense of harmony and emotional depth."

JazzTime Magazine, New York

"Rafael Zaldivar has made quite a name for himself in the Montreal jazz scene since coming North a few years ago [] He's a talent to be watched for years to come."

JazzTime Magazine, New York

 

"[...] we discover a pianist telling stories through each piece, evoking a tremendous musical language that can be noticed through a slight touch... all tropical. "

Radio Canada, ICI Musique


Live Shows

  1. Afro-Cuban Revival:

    • Cuban afro-jazz quartet featuring instrumental folkloric and original music.

  2. Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club:

    •  A tribute to the renowned quintet from Havana presenting Cuban popular music with singer.

  3. Rafael Zaldivar Trio:

    •  Collaborative ensemble presenting Zaldivar's original compositions.

Videos



Photos

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