I'm a musician and an ethnomusicologist deeply interested in all forms of creativity. In my work, I am always searching for avenues for positive thinking/feeling. I play the guitar, teach, improvise, draw, read, write, and try to keep myself busy practicing and learning anything that can help me be in tune with the world . Here you will find a schedule of professional activities, including gigs, talks, presentations, and more. You will also find samples of my academic research, articles both in English and Spanish, and other creative expressions. Please come back often and make sure to connect with me via Facebook.
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"Carlos Odria is a breathtakingly talented musician, fusing elements of Latin American folk music, Spanish flamenco, jazz and Afro-Peruvian rhythms into a fascinating mélange... it's impossible to not be struck by the lush sound, the immense technical skill and sheer beauty he creates."
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
" It’s difficult to say more about the Carlos Odria Trio’s new album, “El Rio,” other than that it’s gorgeous: Stunningly, jaw-droppingly, trying-not-to-weep-at-work beautiful. Guitarist Odria and his cohorts — drummer Thomas Spears and bassist Geoffrey Oehling — serve up a tapestry of Spanish music inflected with jazz that’s captivating from beginning to end..."
Victor D. Infante
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Worcester Jazz Fesstival 2018