Omar Rios Quartet

Exclusive London EP Launch

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Last Show: Wednesday 26 th July 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following his highly acclaimed performances with Alex Wilson and Artur King at PizzaExpress, internationally renowned guitarist and composer Omar Rios from Nicaragua now resident in London returns with his brand new quartet to promote his new EP ‘Aurora’ to be released in July. The music is a fusion of different musical styles - jazz, flamenco, Latin American folk music and much more. His stellar band is Tom Driessler (bass), Ayoze de Alejandro (drums) and Lorenzo Campese (piano). A concert not to be missed! 

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Omar Rios is a Nicaraguan guitarist and composer living in London. He started playing the guitar at 11 years old and has played in several countries throughout a 17 years of career, including Nicaragua, Colombia, Russia, the United States, Belgium, Spain, Costa Rica, Honduras, and the UK. 

His music is influenced by flamenco, rock, jazz, fusion, and Latin American music, among many others. 

Omar  released his first solo album of instrumental guitar music called “Free Soul” 

He collaborated with the pianist “Alex Wilson in the London Latin Jazz festival last year. 

He played in important venues around london as: Pizza Express live soho, holborn, Union Chapel, Jazz Café and many others.  

He has a Degree in Music as a music educator from (Upoli) Politecnic University from Nicaragua.  

He recorded his new Ep at “Fish Factory Studios” London. 

Ep band line up: 

Drums: Ayoze de Alejandro 

Double bass: Tom Driessler

Piano: Lorenzo Campese

Guitar and composer: Omar Rios Melendez 

Band Line Up

Ayoze de Alejandro (drums) 

Tom Driessler (double bass) 

Lorenzo Campese (piano) 

Omar Ríos Meléndez (guitar and composer)