Omar Puente Quintet

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Internationally acclaimed Cuban violinist Omar Puente and his band returns to PizzaExpress Jazz Club for this exclusive London performance previewing new material and tracks from his current CD ‘Best Foot Forward’. Renowned for his masterful performances in a variety of musical styles, world class violinist Omar Puente is nothing short of a true virtuoso. After establishing himself as an accomplished musician on his native Cuban soil, Omar moved to England in 1997 where he has since played in Europe, the Middle and Far East, the USA and Africa.

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"a complete classical virtuoso (and) a complete jazz master"

Courtney Pine

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Having maintained close links with traditional Cuban music, classical genres and jazz, his latest album ‘Best Foot Forward’, released in 2016, is rich with energy, colour, creative arrangements and originality.

Throughout his career Omar has supported and shared the stage with a whole host of other stars; Tito Puente, John Williams, Nigel Kennedy, Courtney Pine and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.

Omar’s many accolades include The Lukas Award for The Classical, Jazz or Folk Act of the Year 2018; a top 10 placement for Songline Magazine's Album of the Year; and a nomination for Best Jazz Soloist in the 21st International CubaDisco Fair 2017.

Omar performed two concerts in November 2019 under the title of ‘An Evening for Debbie Purdy’ to honour the memory of his campaigning wife who died in 2014. Both concerts featured his sextet together with special guests.