New Album Best Foot Forward:
takes sizeably progressive steps on his latest eclectic longplayer, Best Foot Forward,an album dedicated to the memory of his late wife, Debbie Purdy, who continues to inspire and influence his work. Puente spoke with about spanning the distance between populism and abstraction while maintaining his identity amid a collision of global cultures - Jazzwise ★★★★
Omar Puente joins this year's incredible Musicport Festival line up. Playing with his amazing Sextet, expect to dance to Omar Puente's vibrant music at one of the UK's best up and coming events.
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Violinist Omar Puente’s album ‘Best Foot Forward’ (2016) represents the second stage of an international musical journery, and continues from where the debut release ‘From There To Here’ left off. This second continues to draw upon musical influence from around the globe and reflects a career living and working with musicans from around the world. Rooted in Omar’s Afro-Cuban heritage, the project fuses musical experiences from Brazil, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe, with a deep understanding of Jazz. This rich mix produces an album of complex and infectious rhythms and original melodies performed by a multinational sextet, and an unusual combination of violin, trombone and an extended rhythm section. In performance, this produces an irresistible urge to join in and dance.
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Projects let the freedom ring With Denys Baptiste Berlin Jazz Festival Oct 2014.
Collaboration with London Comunity Gospel Choir La Linea April 2014.
May 4th With Alex Wilson, Trio Latino
at Cheltenham Jazz Festival,
Collaboration with Royal Opera House Royal National Ballet – Carlos Acosta July 2014.
Bradford Festival June 2014.
April 24th Omar Puente Sextet Pizza Express, Soho
une 8th With Alex Wilson, Trio Latino at Kings Place, London
July 6th Omar Puente Sextet, Music in The Gardens,
Botanical Gardens, Sheffield
July 28th with Al MacSween, Hull Jazz Festival
Canary Wharf Jazz Festival - details to follow
December 2012: Havana International Jazz Festival
December 2013: Havana International Jazz Festival
Omar Puente Sextet Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, London July 8
Omar Puente's Raices Cubanas Afro Latin Big Band - launch @ Aldeburgh August 2013 - watch this space
September 12- 22nd Omar Puente Sextet - Ukraine Tour - details
April 10th Omar Puente quartet Watermill Jazz Friends Life Social Club