Edmar Castañeda at Marcus+ concert in 2011
|Birth name||Edmar Castañeda|
|Born||31 March 1978|
|Occupation(s)||Harpist, Musician, Composer|
|Years active||1990s – present|
|Labels||Independent, Arpayvoz Records|
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.
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.
- “Hang On Mike” by Candy Butchers, 2004
- “Island Life” by Yerba Buena (band), July 26, 2005
- “La Marea" (The Tide) by Marta Topferova, March 8, 2005
- “La Cantina” by Lila Downs, April 4, 2006
- “Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved” Various Artists, August 29, 2006
- “Alma Latina” by Arturo Romay, 2007
- “Melodía Verde”, by Andrea Tierra, 2007
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