Pianist and composer Fabian Almazan found his musical roots as a child in his homeland of Havana where he first became involved in the classical piano tradition. Moving to Miami, California, and finally to NYC, Fabian went on to study jazz, composition, and film scoring at such prestigious institutions as New World School of the Arts, the Brubeck Institute, the Manhattan School of Music, studying and performing with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, and Jason Moran. Fabian has written several film scores and can be heard on several Spike Lee films as well as George Luca’s Red Tails among other films. Mr. Almazan was voted #1 Rising Piano Star in the Downbeat Magazine Critics 2014 Poll and was granted the Chamber Music America 2014 New Jazz Works commission. His solo albums, Personalities, which Fabian Almazan released on his own record label, Biophilia Records, and Rhizome [AritstShare/BlueNote Records] have garnered nationwide critical acclaim, including a glowing review in The New York Times. He has led his own ensembles at the Village Vanguard in New York City, broadcasted live to a nationwide audience on National Public Radio. Since 2007 Fabian has been the pianist for the Terence Blanchard’s various bands, including the E-Collective which was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2016. Mr. Almazan has toured North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe extensively.