Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Noon
Wolfson Campus Auditorium
300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132
Building 1, Room 1261
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, vocalist and songwriter Roxana Amed is considered by colleagues, audiences and critics to be one of the most important voices in Argentine music. Since 2004, she has released six albums and developed a sophisticated sound blending jazz and Argentine popular music, original poetry and the greatest authors from her country. Amed is also considered a unique performer of this fusion in Spanish language.
She has released six albums, Limbo and Entremundos, produced with Grammy Award winner Pedro Aznar; La voz más alla (DVD); Cinemateca Finlandesa, a duo album with Grammy nominee Adrián Iaies; Inocencia, a tribute to Argentine folk music; and La sombra de su sombra, a duo album with New York pianist-composer Frank Carlberg with original music to the poetry by Alejandra Pizarnik. Her albums are now released by Sony Music Entertainment US Latin, and Amed is an exclusive author for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, working as songwriter for world-known commercial artists.
Now a resident of South Florida, Amed leads a quintet with Martín Bejerano, Mark Small, Josh Allen and Rodolfo Zuñíga. As a teacher, she created a workshop for vocalists at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival since 2009, inviting artists like Darmon Meader and Dena DeRose to teach more than 100 students.
Amed has completed post-graduate studies in literature and is now pursuing a master’s degree at Florida International University, where she also works as a teaching assistant in the School of Music.