Almazán, Fabián

Fabián Almazán (b. 1984, Havana): A pianist and composer, Almazán is the winner of a 2007 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award for Personalities, a work for string quartet. Almazán arrived in the United States in 1993; he studied at the New World School of the Arts in Miami and at the Manhattan School of Music, where he obtained a Master's degree and was a recipient of the Michael W. Greene Scholarship. He was one of six composers selected to participate in the Sundance Composers' Lab 2011. He has been pianist for Terence Blanchard's quintet and has toured throughout North and South America, Asia and Europe. His fist CD as leader, also titled Personalities, was released in the summer of 2011. Almazán lives in New York. (CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in music composition, 2010-11)

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