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Composer, pianist, and educator Polo Ortí creates music that often defies easy classification into a specific genre. His unique and distinctive style has earned him recognition from renowned jazz musicians such as Gary Burton and Pat Metheny, who have performed and recorded his compositions. He was a private student and personal friend of Lyle Mays, the keyboardist and composer for the Pat Metheny Group.

Polo has shared the stage with international artists such as Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, and Herbie Hancock, among many others. He has toured with Gary Burton, Julian Lage, Antonio Sánchez, and Scott Colley.

For eleven years, Polo Ortí served as a master's professor at the Berklee School of Music in Valencia.

Polo Ortí showcases a repertoire of his own compositions in various formats (Solo, Trio, Group, with Jorge Pardo, or OMN, Wok, and the Polo Ortí New Project). According to critics, his performances are remarkably solid, conveying above all his personal vision of music.

Currently, Polo lives again in Tenerife (Canary Islands) and apart from his concerts, he is dedicating all his efforts to his ambitious educational project through the online platform: www.composingyourmusic.com
 

Polo Ortí NEW PROJECT in Jazz & Mas Canarias Festival 

The Canarian pianist, composer and teacher, Polo Ortí, is proud to present, for the first time and exclusively, for this 33rd edition of the Canary islands Jazz Festival (Festival de Jazz de Canarias), his new project that brings together a group of young and talented musicians. The repertoire will include various genres, from original compositions to reinterpretations of classical standards, through incursions into various genres such as Jazz Fusion, Latin Music & Electro Jazz. An eclectic musical show that promises a load of energy & spontaneity.

Chipi Chacón is a Venezuelan trumpet player, singer and producer, currently catalogued as one of the young Latin American musicians with the greatest international projection, recognised by the greatest masters of the music world for his great versatility. He has performed in more than 50 countries and has collaborated with figures such as John Williams, Martha Argerich, Bob Mintzer, Arturo Sandoval, Jimmy Haslip, James Morrinson, Paquito D’ Rivera, among others. Chipi has seven albums under his belt and has won multiple awards in his country during his short but impressive career. He has also been nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best New Artist” for his album “Transparente”.

Galician drummer Naíma Acuña has an innate talent and unique style that has made her a leading figure on the jazz scene and modern music today. With impeccable technique backed by years of experience and the influence of masters such as legendary drummer Alex Acuña and virtuoso saxophonist Greg Osby, Naíma will offer her skill in rhythms and incomparable energy.

In addition, Polo Ortí once again features the presence of the versatile & talented Hungarian bass player Samuel Kéri, whose ability to create innovative bass lines and his skill in approaching different musical styles, makes him the perfect complement to this band.

Line-Up:

Polo Ortí: piano & keyboard

Chipi Chacón: Trumpet & vocals

Samuel Kèri: electric bass & loops

Naíma Acuña: drums

Dates:

July 25 -  Lago Martiánez - Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife Island) 8:30 pm

July 26 - Plaza de Tigaday - Frontera (El Hierro Island) 8:30 pm

July 27 - Plaza Santa Ana - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria -8:30 pm

Free Entrance!

 

CONCERT LA LA LAND LIVE-TO-PICTURE , POLO ORTÍ, THE PIANIST 

If you enjoyed LA, LA, LAND, imagine watching it while its soundtrack is performed live, perfectly synchronized with the film's images, dialogues, and sound effects. And to complete the experience, it will be the composer himself and two-time Oscar winner, Justin Hurwitz, who will conduct the orchestra. A new "live-to-picture" experience, following the success of past editions dedicated to 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' or 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'.

The extraordinary Polo Ortí, the leading exponent of jazz piano in the Canary Islands, will be the main soloist for this concert. The film, which won 6 Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, including Best Original Score and Song for Justin Hurwitz, became a worldwide phenomenon and revived the musical genre in cinema.

Performed by arrangement with Faber Music, London on behalf of Warner/Chappell Music Limited.

Performed by: Tenerife Symphony Orchestra
Score: La La Land OST
Conducted by: Justin Hurwitz

Jazz Ensemble composed of:
Piano - Polo Ortí
Drums - Siddharta Dorta
Bass - Tomás López-Perea Cruz
Electric Guitar - Jonay Mesa
Keyboards - David González
Trumpet - Elio Bignotte
Tenor Saxophone - Kike Perdomo
Tenor Saxophone - Luis Cuan
Baritone Saxophone - Norberto Arteaga
Trombone - Cristo Delgado

www.https://fimucite.com/18/programa/evento/124

Polo Ortí presents his On Line Platform: COMPOSING YOUR MUSIC 

 

In the coming days, Polo Ortí will unveil “Composingyourmusic” (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 presents a group of exceptional musicians at Canarias Jazz & Más Festival. Among them stands out the acclaimed international trumpeter Chipi Chacón, t. Naíma Acuña, a talented jazz and modern music drummer, the eclectic and talented bassist, Samuel Kéri. Together, they will deliver a vibrant fusion of jazz, Latin music, and even electro jazz, infused with energy and brilliant performances, including original compositions and some covers. Free Entrance! https://canariasjazz.com/evento/25-7-24-polo-orti-new-project/

Polo Ortí presents a group of exceptional musicians at Canarias Jazz & Más Festival. Among them stands out the acclaimed international trumpeter Chipi Chacón, the only European member of the European Brass. Naíma Acuña, a talented jazz and modern music drummer, with remarkable skills endorsed by recognized musicians such as drummer Alex Acuña and saxophonist Greg Osby. Additionally, Polo once again features the eclectic and talented bassist, Samuel Kéri. Together, they will deliver a vibrant fusion of jazz, Latin music, and even electro jazz, infused with energy and brilliant performances, including original compositions and some covers. Free Entrance! https://canariasjazz.com/evento/26-7-24-polo-orti-new-project/

Polo Ortí presents a group of exceptional musicians at Canarias Jazz & Más Festival. Among them stands out the acclaimed international trumpeter Chipi Chacón, the only European member of the European Brass. Naíma Acuña, a talented jazz and modern music drummer, with remarkable skills endorsed by recognized musicians such as drummer Alex Acuña and saxophonist Greg Osby. Additionally, Polo once again features the eclectic and talented bassist, Samuel Kéri. Together, they will deliver a vibrant fusion of jazz, Latin music, and even electro jazz, infused with energy and brilliant performances, including original compositions and some covers. Free Entrance! https://canariasjazz.com/evento/27-7-24-polo-orti-new-project/

Once again, Jorge Pardo and Polo Ortí, accompanied by Victor Merlo on bass and Juanjo Ortí on drums, come together to delight us with the wisdom of musicians with long and established musical careers. Undoubtedly, it is a luxury for them to reunite in Tenerife, this time as part of the "Autumn Cultural Series", organized by the Cajacanarias Foundation. Tickets available soon!