Aldemaro Romero

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Aldemaro Romero
Background information
Also known asMaestro Aldemaro Romero
Al Romero
Born(1928-03-12)March 12, 1928
Valencia, Venezuela
DiedSeptember 15, 2007(2007-09-15) (aged 79)
Caracas, Venezuela
GenresVenezuelan popular music, jazz, Latin jazz, classical, Onda Nueva
Occupation(s)Musician, pianist, composer
Years active1937–2007

Aldemaro Romero (March 12, 1928 – September 15, 2007) was a Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger and orchestral conductor. He was born in Valencia, Carabobo State.


Aldemaro Romero Orchestra

Romero was a prolific composer, creating a wide range of music, such as Caribbean, Jazz, Venezuelan waltzes, including works for orchestra, orchestra and soloist, orchestra and choir, chamber music, and symphonic works. He began his musical studies with his father, Rafael Romero. In 1941, he moved to Caracas and worked as pianist in nocturnal saloons and dance orchestras. In 1949, he toured in Cuba, and then went to New York. In 1952, he returned to Caracas and established his own dance orchestra.

In 1951, Romero became an arranger at RCA Victor in New York.[1] As a part of this contract, he released his record-breaking Dinner in Caracas album,[1] the first of his Dinner In... series featuring popular Latin American music. In the United States, he collaborated with many musicians, including Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stan Kenton, René Touzent, Machito and Tito Puente.[1] He also toured extensively, performing in various countries: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, France, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Russia, Egypt and Japan.[1] Romero is considered the creator of the Venezuelan "New Wave" (Onda Nueva) genre, derived from the joropo and Brazilian Bossa Nova.[1] In the 1970s, Romero recorded in Italy La Onda Maxima (1972) and Onda Nueva Instrumental (1976) with bassist/arranger Pino Presti and drummer Tullio De Piscopo.[2]

In addition to his work in popular music, Romero was also involved in concert music.[3] He founded the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestra in 1979, and was its first conductor. He also guest conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the National Radio Orchestra of Romania and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the father of biologist Aldemaro Romero Jr.; Elaiza Romero, director of choir; and Ruby Romero de Issaev, producer and marketing director for Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida in the U.S.

Saúl Vera and Aldemaro Romero


Awards granted to Aldemaro Romero include:


Aldemaro Romero died in Caracas on September 15, 2007, at the age of 79.


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Catálogo de Obras para saxofón de compositores de". Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  2. ^ "Aldemaro Romero - Venezuela En Ritmo - Página 2". 16 March 2014. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  3. ^ "Aldemaro Romero Archive, 1945-2007 | University of Miami Special Collections". Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  4. ^ "musicMe : musique gratuite, telechargement mp3, video-clips HD". Retrieved 2017-03-24.

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