CUBAN PIANIST, COMPOSER, MUSIC VISIONARY
Yamaha Artist Dayramir Gonzalez, is a three-time Cubadisco award-winner and the first Cuban national to receive Berklee College of Music’s “Presidential Scholarship” and the 2013 Wayne Shorter Award for most outstanding jazz composer. In 2012, he was a headliner in Carnegie Hall’s “Voices of Latin America Series,” invited by Chucho Valdes to represent the young generation of Cuban jazz pianists. His latest album “The Grand Concourse” was named one of the Top 40 albums of 2018 and received 4.5 stars from Downbeat.
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH MASTERCLASS
Dayramir has been a music educator and guest lecturer providing masterclasses and workshops internationally for the last 18 years at institutions which include the University of Texas in Austin (UT Austin), SOAS University of London, McGill University, and festivals like the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Enjoy Jazz Festival, the Havana International Jazz Festival. Classes and lectures feature topics focused on improvisation, composition, musicianship, performance skills, career development, and Jazz and Afro-Cuban fundamentals.
Dayramir began his professional career as a pianist and composer with former Irakere member, Oscar Valdes’ Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Diákara at the age of 16. Since winning Havana’s JoJazz festival in 2004 and 2005 Dayramir has gone from winning three Cubadisco awards for his 2007 debut album “Dayramir & Habana enTRANCé” to becoming Berklee College of Music’s first Cuban national “Presidential Scholarship” recipient …