Edmar Castaneda is a New York-based Colombian harpist who makes otherworldly Jazz founded on the folk music of Colombia, Venezuela, and Argentina. Castaneda makes music of the angels. He is the Chick Corea of the Andean harp.
Edmar Castaneda is a Heavenly Jazz Harpist
Edmar Castañeda was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1978. His father, Pavelid Castaneda is a also a harp player, composer, and music teacher.
We get our share of Andean folk music on the streets and subways of New York City, but Castaneda takes this music to another level. In the same way that a Brazilian percussionist can make a full drum kit out of a tin can, Castaneda finds many different voices in his harp. The effect is something like listening to a chorus of angels. This is what happens when genius meets love.
One of the reasons Edmar Castaneda is special is because he makes Native American music world-class. We mostly wiped it out in what is now the United States, but the Native American spirit is still strong in the music of Colombia.
Edmar Castaneda in NYC 2017 – 2018
Castaneda joins Japanese Jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara for The Hiromi Duet at NJPAC Victoria Theater in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3 pm. $49 – $59
Castaneda and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra play a free concert for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:30pm. Free
The Edmar Castañeda Quartet featuring Jorge Glem plays Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Lincoln Square, Manhattan, Tuesday & Wednesday, February 27 & 28 at 7:30 & 9:30 pm. $25 – $35
The Edmar Castañeda Quartet and special guest Afro-Swiss harmonica virtuoso Gregoire Maret play LeFrak Concert Hall at Queens College in Flushing, NY on April 15, 2018 at 3 pm. $25 – $40
Edmar Castaneda in NYC 2016 – 2017
Castaneda plays DROM November 20, 2016 on a bill with Venezuelan cuatro and mandolin player Jorge Glem, and Swiss harmonica player Gregoire Maret.
Castaneda plays a Winter JazzFest showcase at the New School 5th Floor Theater Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 9:40pm.
Castaneda plays Guadalupe Inn in Bushwick Brooklyn, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8pm.
Castaneda plays a duet with Japanese pianist Hiromi at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village, Tuesday-Sunday, June 6-11, 2017 with shows at 8 & 10:30pm. $30-55
Castaneda plays the Jazz Standard July 26-27, 2016. Castaneda’s last album was “Live at the Jazz Standard” so this should be a great show.
For more information, visit www.EdmarCastaneda.com