About

 

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photo by Derek Galon Photography

Antonio Delgado is an accomplished pianist and composer from Havana, Cuba; from an early age he developed a love for music. His childhood home was filled with the sounds of Rumba and his father singing Cuban Boleros. His uncle was also a professional singer who took Antonio to all his musical rehearsals and concerts, which further developed his passion for music.  After taking private lessons, Antonio studied classical piano at the Felix Varela School of Music in Havana. He began and continued his career as a member of various groups, recording and performing in events all over Cuba. He also performed in Sardinia, Italy and toured in Canada, where he now lives with his wife and two children.

Though practised in Salsa, Timba and Jazz Latino, Antonio has adapted to many other styles of music demonstrating an ability to capture audiences of all ages.  His first album titled “Sentimiento Cubano” recorded in 2012, is a perfect expression of Antonio’s artistic abilities and love of music.

 

musical collaborations…

Havana, Cuba:  Marina Barona Show, Carlos Manuel, Grupo Manguare, Fiebre Latina           Toronto, Canada:  Angel Luis & Energy Latina, Diego Marulanda & Pancande, Grupo Vibrason, Cirilo & Son del Caribe

Antonio has also performed in Vancouver, Canada with the following artists:  The Puentes Brothers, Marlin Ramazzini, Richard Amazu, The Adonis Puentes Band, Xarabanda, Tropicana Orquestra, Puro Son, Miguelito Valdes Latin Jazz Quintet, Son de Cuba, Jose Sanchez Cuban Party, Claude Duke, Johnny Ferreira and Jorge Leyton.

recordings… 

42 degrees of Salsa  (with Fiebre Latina) 1998

Songs from Brazil (with Claude Duke) 2006

All my Best (with Claude Duke) 2008

Sentimiento Cubano (Antonio Delgado) 2012

influences…

Chucho Valdes, Ruben Gonzalez (Buena Vista Social Club) and Antonio Carols Jobim just to name a few.

more recently…

Antonio has been playing as a solo pianist at the Vancouver Fairmont Airport Hotel and the Sheraton Wall Centre.

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