FABIAN ALMAZAN

About the artist

Recently nominated for a Grammy for his work on Terence Blanchard’s “Breathless”, pianist and composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in his homeland of Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition.

He studied at the New World School of the Arts High School in Miami, FL. In 2003, Fabian moved to New York City to study with Kenny Barron at the Manhattan School of Music. In the spring of 2009 Fabian Almazan received a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music.

Terence Blanchard: “He’s someone who takes all of his experiences around the world and in different forms of music, and uses them to create something special.”

“Personalities”, Almazan’s debut album as a leader, was released in October 2011. Almazan’s latest album, “Rhizome”, released in the Spring of 2014 was the very first project to be released on the joint label Bluenote/ArtistShare.