JazzFest History

Omar Sosa

Instrument: Piano
Born: Camaguey, Cuba

"All of my music, every single note, is based on the African tradition, but some critics don't understand what the spirit of Africa means. It's as if the spirit of Africa has to be dirty, or a black guy sweating and wild. What? It can't be refined or sophisticated?"

- Omar Sosa

From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Omar Sosa Program Bio