Adlan Cruz

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Adlan Cruz
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Background information
Born (1968-11-28) November 28, 1968 (age 50)
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Occupation(s)professional concert pianist
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1989–present
Websitehttp://www.adlancruz.com

Adlan Cruz (born November 28, 1968) is a Puerto Rican pianist, composer and producer.

Cruz began playing the piano by ear at the age of three.[1] He released his first album in 1989.[1]

A graduate of the Hartt School in Connecticut, his studies were financed with a scholarship given to him by former Puerto Rico Governor, philanthropist and pianist Luis A. Ferré, whom he impressed early on with his talent.[2]

He sponsors a private foundation to benefit the youth of Brazil.

As part of his worldwide concert schedule over the years,[2] in December, 2000, Cruz performed live before 3.4 million people in Lagos, Nigeria.[3]

In early 2009 he recorded his ninth CD in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Discography[edit]

  • 1989 Instrument of Praise
  • 1993 The Way for the Giver
  • 1995 Adlan: Solus
  • 2001 The Piano According to Adlan
  • 2002 Latin Africa
  • 2002 Duo Clásico
  • 2003 Colors of Many Nations
  • 2003 Interludes
  • 2003 Return
  • 2004 Shemoneh Esrei - Amidah
  • 2005 The Pianoforte Collection Vol. I & II
  • 2005 The PianoForte Tour: Live In Brazil DVD & CD
  • 2006 Concierto del Centenario DVD & CD
  • 2007 Piano Latino
  • 2007 Christmas Around the World
  • 2008 Monster Under my Bed: Short Film Music Score
  • 2008 Friends in Worship
  • 2009 Crooked : Short Film Music Score
  • 2009 Inspiration: A Collection of Hymns
  • 2010 All by Grace: Live in Virginia
  • 2011 Friends in Worship Vol. II
  • 2011 Live in Bolivia DVD & CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Christian Jazz Artists on Adlan Cruz
  2. ^ a b El Nuevo Dia article Archived March 4, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Adlan Cruz's biography". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-18.

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