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Polo Ortí creates music that, in many cases, defies easy classification into a specific genre. Undoubtedly, the personal and unique character Ortí imparts to many of his compositions has earned him numerous accolades from prominent jazz musicians such as Gary Burton, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, and others. Teaming up with these highly skilled musicians with a solid musical education, Polo Ortí presents a repertoire of his own compositions in various formats (Solo, Trio, Quartet, or Group). He performs with remarkable solidity, conveying above all his personal vision of music.


 

Polo Ortí presents his On Line Platform: COMPOSING YOUR MUSIC 

In the coming days, Polo Ortí will unveil "Composing your Music" (CYM), an online platform offering courses and tools for the world of modern composition. Students and musicians with a strong foundation in music theory will have access to exclusive composition methods from experienced educators and musicians.

On this occasion, CYM is launching two products. One of them is the Contemporary Music Composition Course, created by Polo Ortí, along with a Basic Keyboard Manual for musicians looking to delve into the world of keys. The realization of all this is just around the corner! We will keep you informed promptly.

Polo Ortí presents WOK in Jazz & Nature Photography International Festival in MUNA museum 

Polo Ortí presents this proposal with a new trio format called WOK (Wheatley – Ortí – Kéry).

Just a few months ago, Polo Ortí returned to reside in Tenerife after eleven years in Valencia as an associate professor at Berklee School of Music. He has performed various concerts with different line-ups on the islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The reception from the audience has been so positive that tickets have even sold out.

In some of these performances, Ortí has received two awards recognizing his artistic career from the International Jazzday 2023 in Las Palmas de GC and the City Council of Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife).

With WOK, Polo Ortí introduces two international musicians, very young but with a extensive musical career. The concert features Ortí's original compositions and some jazz standards, reimagined with the freshness, risk, and virtuosity of these talented musicians. Additionally, the repertoire will also include creations by Samuel Kéry (bassist) and Joshua Wheatley (drummer).

Polo Ortí & Javier Vercher 

Polo Ortí is primarily recognized for his jazz prowess. However, many of the compositions he has crafted throughout his extensive career could not and should not be confined to the jazz genre. In fact, they transcend any specific musical style, as Polo Ortí has carved out his own musical identity—a product of a legacy formed in the mid-20th century and enriched by the influences of the present century.

On the other hand, Javier Vercher is a true jazz enthusiast, whose approach encompasses both the avant-garde and the traditional. His sonic landscapes unfold gradually, occasionally evoking a tangible sense of the spiritual.

Polo and Javier, on piano and saxophone respectively, will blend their talents to deliver music infused with distinct personality and their unique imprint. Through an intimate and evocative concert, the musicians will explore a repertoire featuring their original compositions and reinterpretations of well-known jazz standards.

The connection and camaraderie between these two musicians on stage have been evident in several concerts across Spain. Now, for the first time in the Canary Islands, we will have the opportunity to experience the enchantment created by these two exceptional musicians.

POLO ORTÍ TRÍO & JORG PARDO in Tenerife and Gran Canaria (Canary Islands /Spain) - INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 

On the occasion of International Jazz Day, Polo Ortí will perform with his Trio, joined by musician Jorge Pardo, at two events in the Canary Islands. The first performance will take place on April 29 in Puerto de la Cruz (Sala Andrómeda - Lago Martiánez) at 8:00 PM. The second event will be held on Sunday, April 30, at the Rincón del Jazz in the Alfredo Krauss Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at 8:00 PM. These performances are part of the International Jazz Day celebration and are featured on the global platform jazzday.com, endorsed by UNESCO. We look forward to seeing you there!

Clinics: Composition of Modern Instrumental Music 

Polo Ortí has created a series of clinics for the University of Santiago in Quito, Ecuador, titled "Composition of Modern Instrumental Music," totaling seven clinics. As of now, five clinics have taken place during the 20/21 Academic Year. Polo Ortí delves into the realms of harmony and melody to craft various musical forms. The seminars comprise a theoretical segment, an applied theory section, and practical exercises for students.

(Upcoming Clinics: April 9 and April 23)

 

OMN, new musical project 

OMN presents an auditory and visual journey featuring pianist Polo Ortí from Tenerife, Uruguayan violinist Federico Nathan, and Madrid-based percussionist Sergio Martínez.

These three generations of composers and performers, each with a solid background and recognized artistic career, share a common thread linked to the Berklee College of Music in Valencia, where they contribute to their teaching roles.

It is within this environment that the concept of illuminating a sonic proposition is conceived, bringing together their three distinct musical perspectives: jazz, flamenco, and popular-contemporary music, all interpreted through the same lens. Through research, fusion, and the exploration of new avenues of artistic expression, Ortí, Martínez, and Nathan—collectively known as OMN—create borderless music, showcasing its most versatile and uninhibited aspects. In essence, it is a daring, compelling, and profoundly imaginative proposal.

 

OMN, Premier Concert in CajaCanarias Foundation (Tenerife, 1-31-2020)

 

 

BOILING EARTH, RE-MASTERED RECORDING!!! 

 

                                              NOW AVALAIBLE IN CD-BABY, Amazon, itunes.....

                                                                                                   
The latest album by Polo Ortí, featuring new mastering at a studio in 2014, offers nine tracks of his original compositions, exploring various music styles such as Fusion, Experimental Music, Electronic, and Contemporary Jazz.

Artistic Team:

- Polo Ortí: Piano and Synthesizers
- Israel Sandoval: Guitars
- Morgan Hernández: Soprano Sax
- Luismo Valladares: Electric Bass
- Juanjo Ortí: Drums

Loops: Fernando Ledesma (Dancelwerk)
Artistic Production: Polo Ortí and Fernando Ortí Salvador

Recording Engineer: Juan Carlos Hernández (Arena Digital)
Mixing Engineer: Pepo Scherman
Re-Mastered by Xergio Córdoba (EternalMidnight)

Design/Photo Retouching: David Lozano
Photo: Jacques Mezger
Creativity and Contents: Vicky Bastos

All tracks composed by Polo Ortí

"This is a historic moment in which humanity is undergoing a major change. We are direct witnesses to a planet boiling and stirring to cleanse all impurities. It is up to us to make the change to a better world, and for that, we must elevate our consciousness, enveloping our beloved Earth in a large halo of love."

"Vivimos un momento histórico en el que la humanidad está experimentando un cambio trascendental. Somos testigos directos de un planeta que hierve y se agita para limpiar todas sus impurezas. Depende de nosotros que el cambio sea hacia un mundo mejor y, para ello, debemos elevar nuestra consciencia, cubriendo nuestra querida Tierra con un gran halo de amor."

Polo Ortí, 2014
Tenerife, Canary Islands

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Polo Ortí will play his own piano music while performing in live the BSO of the wonderful movie "City of Lights" (1931) directed and performed by Charlie Chaplin. This concert is part of the Modern Times Festival (Lanzarote - Canary Islands) , in which different pianists will play different silent films live.

La Fundación CajaCanarias, dentro del ciclo “Pasionari@s” presenta el estreno absoluto de OMN, el nuevo proyecto del pianista tinerfeño Polo Ortí, junto al violinista uruguayo Federico Nathan y el percusionista madrileño Sergio Martínez.