Arizona Opera Cast Members & Creatives
“Add Martin Bejerano to the expanding roster of hot young pianists that stretches from Hiromi Uehara and Eldar Djangirov to Robert Glasper and Taylor Eigsti…” – Jazz Times
Acclaimed pianist and composer Martin Bejerano has performed/recorded with numerous jazz luminaries including his 20 year association with GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award-winning drummer Roy Haynes, Christian McBride Band, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Ignacio Berroa, Ron Carter, Russell Malone, Dafnis Prieto, Brian Lynch,, Adam Nussbaum, Lonnie Plaxico, John Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Marcus Strickland, E.J. Strickland, Mike Rodriguez, Kevin Mahogony, Lauren Kinhan, performing at most of the major jazz clubs, festivals and venues around the world.
An award-winning bandleader, Martin’s trio has performed at such notable venues as Symphony Space, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Jazz Gallery, Barquisimeto Jazz Festival, El Hatillo Jazz Festival, St. Petersburg Jazz Festival, Festival Miami, and Lucerne Piano Off-Stage Festival. His most recent recording, “Trio Miami” was selected as Downbeat Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice”, and he was recently awarded his second “New Jazz Works” grant from Chamber Music America, as well as composing grants and commissions from the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation and Sonos Chamber Orchestra.
Currently, Martin heads the Jazz Piano Studio at the acclaimed Frost School of Music, University of Miami, and continues touring and recording with Roy Haynes, Ignacio Berroa Trio, Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet, Argentinian vocalist Roxana Amed, as well as his own group.