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ABOUT

"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

Hery Paz is a New York based Cuban multi-instrumentalist, composer and visual artist. At the heart of his artistic practice we find a resolute dedication to expand  his cultural philosophy, crystalizing an amalgam of expressions between improvisation, composition and visual arts. His playing is imbued with a depth of purpose, a sense of patience and a willingness to venture into the unknown. Paz is an integral element of the creative music scene in New York City where he has worked with Dave Liebman, William Parker, Cooper Moore, Ralph Alessi, Francisco Mela, Tom Rainey, John Hebert, Thomas Morgan, Román Díaz, Kris Davis, Nate Wooley, Miguel Zenón, Afro Cuban All Stars Band, Buena Vista Social Club, Juan De Marcos Gonzales, Gerald Cleaver, Dan Weiss & Joe Morris...

Hery is a published Cover Artist for:

IRAZÚ RECORDS, RED PIANO RECORDS,

577 RECORDS, PYROCLASTIC RECORDS,

and the prestigious NEWVELLE RECORDS.


EDUCATION: MA degree from the New England Conservatory (Boston) and active professor at

New England Conservatory Jazz Lab and the University of Maine Jazz Camp in Farmington.

 

“Hery's work inspires on several levels: imagination, discipline, intriguing and full of energy... in other words pure beauty.”

- Dave Liebman

"... a revelation, a musician of extraordinary strength"

- Fred Hersch

"…a spicy soloistic mill, his rasping tone cuts across the line between form and freedom with knife-edge precision"

- Jazzwise

HERY

PAZ

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