Ricardo Curto is a jazz pianist, composer, and producer from Canary Islands, Spain. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in performance from Berklee College of Music (Boston, USA), where he studied three years with some of the best musicians in the world and took private lessons from his mentor the legendary jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen (Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Joe Henderson Quartet). While in Boston, Ricardo also played in innumerable recitals, recordings and master classes with world-class musicians such as Danilo Perez, Aaron Goldberg, Taylor Eigsty, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, etc.
"Ricardo knows how to articulate ideas so they are totally expressive"
Joanne Brackeen (pianist, composer)
"Ricardo is one of those examples of enthusiasm and constant effort mixed with talent and sensibility."
Iñaki Sandoval (pianist and composer)
"This is what I call music!"
Discopolis, Radio 3, Spanish National Radio
Ricardo has shared the stage with musicians such as Eddie Gomez, Victor Mendoza, Perico Sambeat, Mario Rossy, etc. His first album ("Cada Dia Como El Ultimo") sold more than a thousand copies worldwide in 2010 and it was very well received by the public and critics. In July 2013, he released his second album: “Inevitable”, with Spanish singer Jose Alba, recorded in Boston and featuring the talented Max Ridley on double bass and Max Holmberg on drums, as well as several special guests from the British and New York jazz scene.
In 2014, Ricardo obtained the prestigious master degree in Contemporary Performance from Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. He also released two new albums: "Portraits", an avant-gard EP that approaches jazz to electronic music production; and "Equilibrium", his most introspective project yet, featuring mostly original compositions and an impressive list of guests.
At the moment, Ricardo combines his career as an active musician in the international jazz circuit with the teaching of clinics and workshops in music schools and conservatories in Europe and Latin America.
Current release: Equilibrium
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