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The Carlos Odria Trio is a high-energy acoustic ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Consisting of upright bass, drums, and nylon string guitar, the group delivers an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and cumbia with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz.

Carlos Odria Trio releases new album!

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Listen to El Rio

(Independent, 2019)

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" 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

(Full Review)

LIVE INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE

PAST PERFORMANCES

Clark University (MA)

UMass Boston (MA)

Worcester State University (MA)

Middlebury College (VT)

Thomas University (GA)

Middlesex Community College (MA)

Muskingum University (OH)

Darton State College (GA)

Jazz Revelations Concert Series (RI), funded by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Chelmsford Center for the Arts (MA)

University of North Georgia (GA)

Worcester Jazz Festival (MA), closed out festival

Spanish Wine Festival (FL)

Wood and Wire Festival (MA)

StArt on the Street Festival (MA)

Florida’s Governor Mansion (FL), invited by the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs

Elm Park Concert Series (MA), invited by the City of Worcester

Gamble Rogers Music Festival (FL)

Florida Folk Festival (FL), featured artist

VENUES

Medusa Brewery (Hudson, MA)

B Sharps Jazz Club (Tallahassee, FL)

Homefield Brewery (Sturbridge, MA)

The Stomping Ground (Putnam, CT)

Stone Cow Brewery (Barre, CT)

Tree House Brewing (Charton, MA)

The Parlor (Providence, RI)

The Bull Mansion (Worcester, MA)

Rye and Thyme (Leominster, MA)

Starlite Gallery (Southbridge, MA)

Bok Tower Gardens (Orlando, FL)

BirchTree Bread Company​ (Worcester, MA)

The UxLocale (Uxbridge, MA)

Lock 50 (Worcester, MA)

Hilton Boston-Woburb (Woburn, MA)

Nick's Worcester (Worcester, MA)

Fobes Memorial Library (Oakham, MA)

 

PRESS & QUOTES

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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.

Vince Lombardi

Jazz Host, WICN Public Radio 90.5 FM

Technically, Carlos is flawless, but the true beauty of his music comes from his heart, his passion. 

Damascus Kafumbe

Associate Professor of Music, Middlebury College.

Carlos' residency at Middlebury  had a lasting beneficial impact on my students. He is an accomplished musician, wonderful teacher, and meticulous researcher.

Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta

Chair of the Music Department and Director of A World of Music Concert Series, Middlesex Community College

Dear Carlos,

Thank you so much for the wonderful program last night. The audience loved your trio. You have some new fans! I particularly liked your compositions and the way you wove Peruvian elements into your works. And of course all of you are impressive performers! We look forward to having all of you back in the near future.

Mauro DePasquale

Executive Director at WCCA TV 13 New England Jazz Pianist, Vocalist, and Composer

Carlos Odria plays quite a bit in the area. He is fantastic! I am sure you are going to love his brand of music.​

Peter Becker

Director of PM Jazz Non-Profit Organization (Providence, RI)

Carlos,

Your trio was amazing yesterday, and our audience loved your playing. Seriously, you gave me chills!

Dr. Karl Barton

Chair of Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies Thomas University, GA

Carlos is both a joy to listen to and perform with. His technique and versatility as a guitarist is unparalleled, and this region has been truly blessed with his presence. May his journeys always bring him back to the people and places that have benefited from his musical gifts!

Thomasville Times

Georgia

Odria's virtuosity extends across many domains and is grounded in his musical upbringing in his native Lima, Peru.

Brian Hall

Associate Professor of Jazz Florida A&M University

Carlos Odria is one of the finest musicians I've ever had the pleasure of performing with. His mastery of the instrument, his flawless ­technique, and his soulful and gutsy improvisations make him one of my favorite musicians to share the stage with.

K.C. Crawford

Cultural Programs Producer, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State

Carlos Odria has been a frequent cultural community resource in Tallahassee, Miami, and through the state for those seeking to present Latin or South American traditional music, as well as Traditional Peruvian Guitar music, Flamenco Guitar, or Latin Jazz Guitar... He is an extremely versatile folk performer as well as contemporary jazz recording artist. Mr. Odria is a wonderful ambassador for the traditional music of South and Central America...The Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Museum of Florida History have on a number of occasions, invited him to demonstrate his traditional music proficiency in-concert... Mr. Odria's recent concerts at the Governor's Mansion during October's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations were very well received.

Dr. M. Brent Williams

Professor of Music, Valdosta State University

Dear Carlos,

I am writing on behalf of the Department of Music at Valdosta State University to thank you for your visit...It was wonderful to have you share your expertise with our students and we are certain that the knowledge you imparted to them will remain with them for the rest of their careers.

Worcester Telegram

Massachusetts

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.

Joël C. Johnson

Assistant Professor of Music Industry and Modern Guitar, Albany State University, Music Director & Guitarist for "Cody ChesnuTT"

I have been a fan of Dr. Carlos Odria for several years. He is definitely one of my favorite musicians. His ability to express himself as a versatile and delightful guitarist/composer is matched by his astute knowledge of Latin-American music traditions. Whenever possible, I treat myself to his concerts and lectures.

Dr. Dale A. Olsen

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology Florida State University

Carlos Odria is the finest jazz guitarist with whom I have ever played.

Charlie Seraphin

President Spanish Wine Festival City of St. Augustine, FL

Carlos,

We have featured many musical performances at the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival over the years, but never have we seen a performance like the one you and your trio gave on Friday evening. The bishop told me he could "feel the positive energy in the crowd" and our dinner guests ...well, they didn't want to get off the dance floor!  Everyone told me they wished that the evening could go on forever, and I attribute that to the music and your performance. It was simply exquisite! Thank you for the Latin rhythms and for the fun you injected into our event.

Walter McKenzie

President, The White Springs Folk Club, FL

Carlos Odria’s skills with the guitar quickly made it apparent that we were listening to a master artist, fluent in the varied styles of Latin America Folk and Flamenco music.  His stage presence and performance was commanding, yet his easy rapport with the audience, as he spoke of his music’s many origins and varied styles, made us all feel like we had a friend and a mentor on stage.  To sum up a performance by Carlos Odria in two words is easy..... Unparalleled Excellence!

Sandy Shaughnessy

Director, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State

Carlos Odria is an amazing musician and an exceptional individual.  His talent captures an enticing tempo and authentic originality rich in rhythms, composition and outstanding technique.  Carlos’ passion is evident in every single piece he plays, transporting the listener to a realm of beauty, satisfaction and endless imagination.

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 WHAT IS WORLD JAZZ?

World Jazz is an approach more than a style. We use the framework of improvisation to create free flowing musical conversations on the stage, conversations that highlight our individual influences and backgrounds. Our focus is on The Groove. We want our audiences to feel the music, to dance, to connect with us through a high-energy performance. World Jazz delivers a synthesis of voices in conversation, while emphasizing the power of musical improvisation to establish creative multicultural dialogues.

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The Party is Here! - Carlos Odria Trio
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Soledad - Carlos Odria Trio
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La Nana - Carlos Odria Trio
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All songs composed by Carlos Odria.

BIO

Peruvian-born guitarist Carlos Odria has been described as a "breathtakingly talented musician…with an immense technical skill" (Worcester Telegram) and as a "guitar wizard" (Gamble Rogers Fest). His original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American tunes deliver an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and Afro-Caribbean grooves with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the Florida State University, where he also obtained a Certificate in World Music.

 

In 2014, the debut album of Omnimusica, an ensemble in which Odria was the lead guitarist, was included on the official ballot for the 57th Grammy Awards, in the World Music category.

 

Dr. Odria has performed at numerous concert halls, universities, and festivals and has shared the stage with renowned jazz, classical, and world music artists such as Jeff Denson, Longineu Parsons, Leon Anderson, Jacksonville Children's Chorus, Mlimani Park Orchestra, Mia Gormandy, Haigiong Deng, Silviu Ciulei, Jorge Continentino, Jeff Brooks, and Etienne Charles. He has taught at Darton State College, Clark University, Worcester State University, and Clark University.

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