Afro-Latin Roots Concert: Ahmed Alom – Ragtime to Danzon

Join us for an evening concert of solo piano that will explore the connections between early African-American ragtime to Cuban danzon and a whole bunch in between.

This event is part of our annual Celebrating the Afro-Latin Roots of Jazz programming that takes place each August. 

This event was curated by Zach O’Farrill.


Cuban-born pianist Ahmed Alom is an uniquely versatile, classically trained pianist who since his arrival to New York City, has become one of the leading young figures in piano performance.

Throughout his career, Ahmed was coached in Cuba, with piano teachers deeply influenced by Russian musical education: Beatriz Olivera, Hortensia Upmann, Leonardo Gell, Ninowska Fernandez and Svetlana Logounova. 

He has performed in masterclasses taught by Luca Chiantore, John Salmon, William Wolfram, Richard Goode and Kirill Gerstein. He has also received lessons about contemporary music with Anthony de Mare, and chamber music coachings with Sylvia Rosenberg. He has been awarded with the Viola B. Marcus Scholarship (since 2017), and the Flavio Varani Scholarship for pianists (2020), to continue his studies on the Bachelor of Music program at Manhattan School of Music in New York, under the tutelage of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. 

Thu, Aug 25
7:00 pm

National Jazz Museum in Harlem

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