Omar Sosa touring schedules

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Omar Sosa Duo (Cuba , Venezuela)
Omar Sosa (piano), Gustavo Ovalles (bata drums, percussions).

Omar Sosa Trio (Cuba , Venezuela)
Omar Sosa (piano), Gustavo Ovalles (bata drums, percussions), Martha Galarraga (Yoruba chants).

Omar Sosa NMQ (Cuba , Venezuela, UK)
Omar Sosa (piano), Gustavo Ovalles (bata drums, percussions), Marc Silver (VJ), Nick Hillel (VJ).

Omar Sosa
"Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has earned a reputation as a kinetic performer from his beginnings in Cuba to his first foreign residence in Ecuador, later in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now in Paris and his new home, Barcelona. His latest CD, 'Sentir', is a truly groundbreaking recording that manages to fuse Afro-Cuban folklore with jazz attitude and hip-hop overlay. A profound conception that is brilliantly constructed, 'Sentir' is the soulful expression of a spiritual and talented musician who has successfully synthesized a variety of complex musical traditions into an utterly unique experience." - Robert Leaver, THE BEAT, April, 2002

"Globalization might be an abstract concept for many, but for pianist, composer and arranger Omar Sosa it's a very real, personal matter. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Sosa toured and recorded, early in his career, in places such as Angola, Congo, Ethiopia, Spain and Mexico. He has lived and worked in Quito, Ecuador, and San Francisco, California, and now has settled in Barcelona, Spain. Not surprisingly, his music is an exploration of African culture with a global perspective. In Sosa's pan-African/pan-Latin approach, Orisha music, hip-hop, rumba, Ecuadorian chants, jazz, and Gnawa ritual music are just different expressions of the same culture. In his music, concepts, instruments, grooves and textures from disparate traditions overlap, blend and collide with deceptive ease. The results are both fresh and illuminating." - Fernando Gonzalez, DOWN BEAT, May 2002

"Sosa is a versatile pianist with a big sound, especially strong in the extreme registers, and his fast fingers dig into montunos and Herbie Hancock jazz chords." - Ben Ratliff, THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 2002

"Sosa's performance was an extraordinary example of state-of-the-art world jazz, splendidly illustrating how entrancing the music." - Don Heckman, LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 18, 2002

"Although Cuba has produced more than its share of leonine jazz pianists, Sosa stands out among them, and not only because of the crystalline beauty of his touch and the nimbleness of his technique. A deeply spiritual player, Sosa more often than not puts his virtuosity aside to play the simplest, single-note melody or to linger over a radiant, chorale-like series of harmonies." - Howard Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, March 11, 2002

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2003

Small Ensembles Tour
Trio: 31/01/02 - Moods - Zurich, Switzerland
Duo: 4/02/03 - CC JJ Rousseau - Seyssinet, France
NMQ: 6/02/03 - Le Chabada - Angers, France (tbc)
Duo: 7/02/03 - Le Noctambule - Albi, France
Duo: 8/02/02 - The Barbican - London, UK (tbc)
Duo: 14-15/02/03 - Clamores - Madrid, Spain
Trio: 21/02/03 - Croydon Clock Tower - Croydon-London, England
Duo: 27/02/03 - Cremona, Italy (tbc)
Duo: 7/03/03 - 6° Festival de Jazz de la Universidad - Sevilla, Spain (tbc)

Octet Spring Tour
11/03/03 - Salle Nougaro - Toulouse, France
14/03/03 - Théâtre Municipal - Fontenay Le Comte, France
22/03/03 - L'Art-Chipel - Scène Nationale - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe
29/03/03 - Les Swing de Mars - Dreux, France
18-19/04/03 - Yerba Buena - San Francisco, CA (USA)
3/05/03 - Calvin Simmons Auditorium - Oakland, CA (USA)
20/06/03 - Rio Garonne Festival - Toulouse, France (tbc)
21/06/03 - Nevers, France
30/9/03 - Cerritos Arts Center - Cerritos, CA (USA)
Work in progress
All dates hereabove mentioned are confirmed unless signified otherwise

2002

Octet Fall Tour
12/10/02 - Warwick Arts Center - Coventry, England
13/10/02 - Queen Elisabeth Hall - London, England

Trio: 14/10/02 - Momo's (private show ) - London, England
16/10/02 - Nancy Jazz Pulsations - Nancy, France
17/10/02 - Enjoy Jazz - Ludwigshafen, Germany
18/10/02 - Spielboden - Dornbirn, Austria
19/10/02 - Quasimodo - Berlin, Germany
20/10/02 - Pavillon - Hannover, Germany
22/10/02 - Theater - Russelsheim, Germany

23/10/02 - JVC Jazz Festival - Melkweg - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25/10/02 - L'Aeronef - Lille, France
26/10/02 - Festival de Rive de Giers, France
27/10/02 - Jazz Contrebande - La Ferney Voltaire, France

Trio: 30/10/02 Pavillon Theater - Brighton, England
31/10/02 - Cuba Si ! - Glasgow, Scotland
1/11/02 - Jazz Velannet - Lavelannet, France
2/11/02 - Arenberg Theater - Antwerpen, Belgium
3/11/02 - Redoute - Passau, Germany
4/11/02 - Cankarjev Dom - Ljubjana, Slovenia

8/11/02 - Leverkusener Jazztag - Leverkusen, Germany
9/11/02 - Verden I Norden - Oslo, Norway
11/11/02 - Concert Hall - Aarhus, Danemark
12/11/02 - Théâtre Duchamp Fleuri - Rouen, France
14/11/02 - Salle Victoire II - Montpellier, France
16/11/02 - MJC Picaud - Cannes, France
19/11/02 - La Coursive - Scéne Nationale - La Rochelle, France
20/11/02 - Le Moulin de Roc - Niort, France
21/11/02 - La Blaiserie - Poitiers, France
23/11/02 - Le Cap - Aulnay/Bois, France
27/11/02 - Sava Center - Belgrade, RF Yougoslavia (tbc)
28/11/02 - Jazz à Reims, France

Other dates with the Octet in 2002
11/04/02 - Unity Church - San Luis Obispo, CA (USA)
12/04/02 - Paradium Jazz Club - San Diego, CA (USA)
13/04/02 - Earshot Jazz at "On the Boards" - Seattle, WA (USA(
14/04/02 - Richard's on Richards - Vancouver, BC (Canada)
16-17-18-19-20 21/04/02 - Jazz Bakery - Los Angeles, CA (USA)
26/04/02 - One Word Theater - Austin, TX (USA)
27/04/01 - Houston International Festival - Houston, TX (USA)
29/04/02 - Outpost - Albuquerque, NM (USA)
4/05/02 - SF Jazz Festival at Herbst Theater - San Francisco, CA (USA)
5/05/02 - Big Sur Jazz Festival - Big Sur, CA (USA)
11/05/02 - Apt, France
14/05/02 - New Morning - Paris, France
15/04/02 - Lyon, France
16/05/02 - Castres, France
18/05/02 - Agen, France
20/05/02- Jazz Festival - Moers, Germany
24-25/05/02 - Théâtre St Gilles, La Réunion
1/06/02 - Chateauvallon, France
3/06/02 - Wien, Austria
4/06/02 - Innsbruck, Austria
5/06/02 - Salzburg, Austria
8/06/02 - Göppingen, Germany
9/06/02 - Recklinhausen, Germany
10/06/02 - Bielelfield, Germany
12/06/02 - Kassel, Germany
14-15/06/02 - Babylon - Istanbul, Turkey
22/06/02 - Clifford Brown Jazz Festival - Wilmington, DE (USA)
23/06/02 - Huntington Arts Summer - Long Island, NY (USA)
24/06/06 - Blue Note - New York, NY (USA)
28/06/02 - Montreal Jazz Festival - Montreal, Canada
15/07/02 - Messina Jazz Festival - Messina, Italy
16/07/02 - Marsala Jazz Festival - Marsala (TP), Italy
19/07/02 - Tondefestas - Tondela, Portugal
22-23-24/07/02 - Blue Note - Tokyo, Japan
25/07/02 - Motion Blue - Yokohama, Japan
27/07/02 - Les Nuits des Suds - Vence, France
30/07/02 - Angers l'Ete - Angers, France
31/07/02 - Festival de Jazz - Aix-En-Provence, France
3/08/02 - Jazz à Vannes - Vannes, France
4/08/02 - Jazz In Marciac - Marciac, France
5/08/02 - Fiesta Latina - Séte, France
9-10/09/02 - Yoshi's - Oakland, CA (USA)
12/09/02 - Fresno State University - Fresno, CA (USA)
14/09/02 - Wild Thyme Outdoor Theater - Sonoma, CA (USA)
16/09/02 - Music Hall University of Winconsin - Madison, WI (USA)
20/09/02 - Walker Arts Center - Mineapolis, MN (USA)
21/09/02 - Chicago World Music Festival - Museum of contemporary Arts - Chicago, IL (USA)
22/09/02 - Chicago World Music Festival - Hot House - Chicago, IL (USA)

Special Projects
Duo: 18/01/02 - Le Matin Bleu - Annecy, France
Duo: 19/01/02 - MJC - Romans/Isere, France
Duo: 24/01/02 - La Coupe d'Or - Rochefort, France
Duo: 25-26/01/02 - Musée Dapper - Paris, France
Duo: 29/01/02 - Jazz Club - Charleville Méziere, France
Quartet: 30/01/02 - Le Cheval Blanc - Schiltigheim, France
Duo: 1/02/02 - Le Mediator - Perpignan, France
Quartet: 21/2/02 - Jerona, Spain
Creation "David Murray Meets O. Sosa's Roots": 3/04/02 - Musée Dapper - Paris, France
Trio: 6/07/02 - Bagnol's Blues - Bagnol/Céze, France
"Cuba, Sanctuary of Rhythms - Sentir": 7/07/02 - Park Jazz - Courtrai, Belgium
"David Murray Meets O. Sosa's Roots": 23/08/02 - Rocella Jonica, Italy
"David Murray Meets O. Sosa's Roots": 25/08/02 - Açores Islands, Portugal