Edmar Castañeda

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Edmar Castañeda
Edmar Castañeda at Marcus plus 2011.jpg
Edmar Castañeda at Marcus+ concert in 2011
Background information
Birth name Edmar Castañeda
Born (1978-03-31) 31 March 1978 (age 39)
Origin Bogotá, Colombia
Genres Latin Jazz
Occupation(s) Harpist, Musician, Composer
Instruments Harp
Years active 1990s – present
Labels Independent, Arpayvoz Records
Website http://www.edmarcastaneda.com
Notable instruments

Edmar Castañeda (born 1978 in Bogotá, Colombia) is a Colombian harpist. He performs his own compositions as well as tapping into native Music of Colombia, Music of Venezuela; Joropo and Music of Argentina, Zamba. He tours regularly as the leader of the Edmar Castañeda Trio, together with David Silliman on drums/percussion and Marshall Gilkes on trombone. He is also a band member for the Andrea Tierra Quartet whose members are Andrea Tierra on vocals, Sam Sadigursky on flute/clarinet/saxophone, and David Silliman.

Castañeda is the son of Colombian harp player, composer, singer, teacher Pavelid Castañeda.

He has performed with Paquito D'Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Joe Locke, JLCO, John Patitucci, Giovanni Hidalgo, Lila Downs, Janis Siegel, Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban jazz big band, The United Nations Orchestra, Simón Diaz, Samuel Torres among other renowned musicians.

In 2006 he released his first solo album Cuarto de Colores. Entre Cuerdas followed in June 2009. His latest album Double Portion was released in March 2012.

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