Grammy Nominee Argentina born and NY based pianist & composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York.
Solla has released 7 albums as a leader and more than 40 as producer/arranger and is considered one of the most outstanding voices worldwide in the New Tango-Jazz stream. He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America to outstanding reviews in many of the most important Jazz houses and Festivals.
He has composed for, arranged for and performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo Aslan, Cristina Pato and many others.
His last album, Second Half was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. In November 2014 Solla’s first symphonic work had its US Premier at the Chicago Symphony Hall by the Chicago Sinfonietta and a new work, Nandú, has been chosen by the ACO to be premiered by Buffalo Symphony in September 2016. This year will also take him back to Buenos Aires for the World Premiere of the orchestral version of his Suite Piazzollana.
"Four Stars. A lavish, assured set that speaks volumes about Solla’s accrued wisdom" Downbeat, March 2015
"Second Half is a home run. It easily ranks among the best of 2014" AllAboutJazz
"The virile throb of Astor Piazzolla's nuevo tango was omnipresent in the pianist Emilio Solla's stately pulse..."New York Times
"One of the most talented Argentine pianists" (Página 12, Buenos Aires)
"Not to be missed" Lausanne Cites, Switzerland
"The most special concert in all club history…moments of incredible beauty…" Gotland News, Sweden
"A contemporary musician that marks everything he does with his own seal" (La Vanguardia, Spain)