Two of my recent arrangements from Sylvia Brooks‘ latest release The Arrangement(“Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” and “Besame Mucho“) as well as my improvised piano solo in “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” have made the official first ballot for next year’s Grammy Awards.
I hope you enjoy the music as much as I did creating it, and I thank you in advance for your consideration.
About Otmaro Ruíz
Highly acclaimed Venezuelan pianist, composer and arranger OTMARO RUÍZ moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and quickly ascended to the upper echelon of the city’s musicians alongside such greats as Alex Acuña, Justo Almario and Abraham Laboriel. He has performed in every major international jazz festival and with such varied artists as Dianne Reeves, Gino Vannelli, Arturo Sandoval, Tito Puente, John McLaughlin, Frank Gambale, Alain Caron, Jimmy Haslip and Vinnie Colaiuta. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music by Shepherd University and was nominated for the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016 for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for his arrangement of “Garota de Ipanema” on the album Catina DeLuna and Lado B Brazilian Project featuring Otmaro Ruíz.
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