Hery Paz - tenor saxophone
Aruan Ortiz - piano
Francisco Mela - drums
Hery Paz is a saxophonist and painter born in Cuba, who embodies a rich and diverse color palette. Ranging from a singular melodic imagination and harmonic depth to contrasting and contrapuntal textures. His solos are imbued with purpose, a sense of patience and a willingness to venture into the unknown. He has worked with Ralph Alessi, Fred Hersch, Dave Liebman, Tony Malaby, Ingrid Laubrock, Kris Davis, Ethan Iverson, Miguel Zenón and Gerald Cleaver. He also holds a Master's degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston.
"... a revelation, a musician of extraordinary strength” — Fred Hersch.
"Paz's melodic lines are made with art, his lyricism does not fit anything you anticipate listening to, having the ability to surprise.” - Jazz Trail.