Daniel Amat

Sun Aug 5 2018

7:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill

6725 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

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Daniel Amat, Cuban pianist born in a small town of Havana called Güira de Melena. He grew up surrounded by the rhythms and harmonies of his native Cuba. From a very young age he was influenced by his father Pancho Amat, one of the most important tres players of all times, who passed him the tradition of son, trova, and rumba. While pursuing his formal studies at the National School of Music in Havana, Daniel came in contact with classical music, jazz, and the music of Latin-American composers. Years later he graduated from the National School of Music receiving a degree of classical pianist and professor. All of this allows Daniel to have a unique and authentic style where a fusion can be found between the formal elements of structure, the balance of classical music and the freedom of harmonies and styles of jazz reminding us of Oscar Peterson or Art Tatum among others. Nevertheless, his music is completely dedicated to the main genres of Cuban music such as Son, Changui, Guaguanco, and Danzon. Even though Daniel is influenced by the contemporary influences of the music of today, his style is deeply based on the roots of Cuban music thus creating a unique and authentic musical language.


Daniel has pursued his career internationally, appearing in prestigious venues thoughout Europe, Latin America. His debut CD “El piano que llevo dentro (The Piano Inside of Me)” received the 2005 Cubadisco prize in the Instrumental music category. Currently Daniel resides in Spain where he has been described by the critics as "one of the great pianists of universal jazz".

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    Latin Jazz

    Known for work with the GRAMMY-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Cuban piano virtuoso Daniel Amat possesses a “beautifully robust percussive command on the instrument” (DownBeat) that incorporates the musical influences of his upbringing as the son of Cuban tres master Pancho Amat.

    Trained in the classical tradition at Havana’s National School of Art, Amat incorporated the influence of Oscar Peterson he assimilated during his student days into a singular style that brings fresh perspectives to the Son, Changui, Guaguanco, and Danzon of his homeland. Now based in Spain, he’s collaborated with an extensive list of Cuban jazz greats Chucho Valdés, Arturo Sandoval, and Orlando “Maraca” Valle, and released a pair of accomplished albums including his 2006 debut El Piano Que Llevo Dentro, which won the 2005 Cubadisco prize for instrumental music, and his new Quandrant Records release Hermano, an inspired recording co-led with Spanish bassist Francis Posé.

Catalina Bar & Grill

Daniel Amat

Sun Aug 5 2018 7:30 PM

Catalina Bar & Grill Hollywood CA
Daniel Amat
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All Ages

Daniel Amat, Cuban pianist born in a small town of Havana called Güira de Melena. He grew up surrounded by the rhythms and harmonies of his native Cuba. From a very young age he was influenced by his father Pancho Amat, one of the most important tres players of all times, who passed him the tradition of son, trova, and rumba. While pursuing his formal studies at the National School of Music in Havana, Daniel came in contact with classical music, jazz, and the music of Latin-American composers. Years later he graduated from the National School of Music receiving a degree of classical pianist and professor. All of this allows Daniel to have a unique and authentic style where a fusion can be found between the formal elements of structure, the balance of classical music and the freedom of harmonies and styles of jazz reminding us of Oscar Peterson or Art Tatum among others. Nevertheless, his music is completely dedicated to the main genres of Cuban music such as Son, Changui, Guaguanco, and Danzon. Even though Daniel is influenced by the contemporary influences of the music of today, his style is deeply based on the roots of Cuban music thus creating a unique and authentic musical language.


Daniel has pursued his career internationally, appearing in prestigious venues thoughout Europe, Latin America. His debut CD “El piano que llevo dentro (The Piano Inside of Me)” received the 2005 Cubadisco prize in the Instrumental music category. Currently Daniel resides in Spain where he has been described by the critics as "one of the great pianists of universal jazz".

Daniel Amat

Daniel Amat

Latin Jazz

Known for work with the GRAMMY-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Cuban piano virtuoso Daniel Amat possesses a “beautifully robust percussive command on the instrument” (DownBeat) that incorporates the musical influences of his upbringing as the son of Cuban tres master Pancho Amat.

Trained in the classical tradition at Havana’s National School of Art, Amat incorporated the influence of Oscar Peterson he assimilated during his student days into a singular style that brings fresh perspectives to the Son, Changui, Guaguanco, and Danzon of his homeland. Now based in Spain, he’s collaborated with an extensive list of Cuban jazz greats Chucho Valdés, Arturo Sandoval, and Orlando “Maraca” Valle, and released a pair of accomplished albums including his 2006 debut El Piano Que Llevo Dentro, which won the 2005 Cubadisco prize for instrumental music, and his new Quandrant Records release Hermano, an inspired recording co-led with Spanish bassist Francis Posé.