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Adrián Iaies

Adrián Iaies

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1960. He is a pianist, composer, arranger and producer. In 2008, he was honored to become the artistic director of Buenos Aires Jazz International Festival, created by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires City. This was the corollary of a thirty years long career during which a prolific work and a peculiar approach to tango and other forms of popular Argentine music, from a clear jazz aesthetic, got him numerous praises in Argentina and abroad.

He has been nominated three times for the Grammy Awards for his albums Las tardecitas de Minton’s (2000), Tango reflections (2002) and Las cosas tienen movimiento (2003). He won the Clarín Award to Best Jazz Musician in 2002. He got the Konex Platinum Award for his artistic labor (1995-2005). The DownBeat Magazine (EE.UU), the most popular jazz magazine in the world, chose him as one of the raising stars in its critics survey (2003).

He has carried out more than 200 concerts around the world, among which can be highlighted his three nights of piano soloist at the Lincoln Center in New York (2002), the San Sebastian (2002), Madrid and Barcelona (2004, 2005, and 2007) Jazz Festivals, the Oslo World Music Festival (2005), the Vancouver Fest (2008), a concert at the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Opera, a recent tour around Canada and presentations in more than twelve countries.

He has shared the stage with artists as renowned as Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Ron Carter, Chano Domínguez, Bebo Valdés and Toots Thielemans, among others. He recorded fifteen albums as a leader, some of which have been distributed in the United States and Europe. Also, he has composed the soundtrack for several movies.

Iaies has been carrying out an intense and varied activity as teacher for 25 years. Parallel to his artistic work, he created and directed S’Jazz, a record label subsidiary of EMI-Odeon, dedicated to the edition and diffusion of local jazz artists.