Thursday, September 20, 2007

R.I.P.: Aldemaro Romero

The Venezuelan pianist Aldemaro Romero died in Caracas September 15th at the age of 79. Idolized by Brazilian jazz connoisseur Mauricio Figueiredo, Romero became known as a piano virtuoso in the 50s, playing the popular music of Venezuela, but also writing symphonic music. Later he played a fusion of bossa nova and Venezuelan joropo and recorded with jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd. He founded the Caracas Youth Choir and the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra. Obituary: New York Times .

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