Ana Carla Maza

Origin: Cuba

A cello, a voice: breathtaking and seductive !

Line-up

Ana Carla Maza - vocal, cello (Cuba), Irving Acao - saxophone (Cuba), Luis A Guerra - percussions (Cuba), Marc Ayza - drums (Spain), Norman Peplow - keyboards (Germany)

News

new album "Caribe" 2023 October 13th

new project "Caribe" from May 2023

Awards

Womex selection 2023
Babel Music XP
Jazzahead 2023
Womex 2020
Ana Carla Maza

About us

Cuban composer/cellist/singer Ana Carla Maza reconnects to her Havana upbringing and Latin American heritage with Caribe, a self-produced album featuring a vibrant brass-heavy quartet. The recording pays homage to Afro-Cuban descarga jams of the 1950s while exploring the rich rhythms of the Caribbean, Argentinean tangos, and hints of Brazilian bossa-jazz and samba, resulting in a joyful musical fusion.

Born in Cuba when Wim Wenders was recording Buena Vista Social Club, the cellist and singer virtuoso Ana Carla Maza made her debut on stage at the age of ten and never stoped evolving internationally from then on.

Ana Carla began her musical life at just 5 years old, introduced to piano by the late Miriam Valdés, sister of the living legend Chucho Valdés. She was first introduced to the cello, the instrument that would shape her, at 8 years old and appeared on stage for the first time in Havana when she was barely 10. Fast-forward from her musical upbringing in Havana to 2012, when she moved to Paris to study at the Conservatoire, a decisive move as it was the beginning of her solo career and Paris would become the base for her live show, from where she began spreading her sound throughout Europe (in 2022 she performed over 150 concerts).

Touring bands:

solo
trio / quartet / quintet

 

External links:

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Press

press

A gorgeous multilingual voyage through Cuban, Brazilian, Argentine and Peruvian songcraft.”

press

“She combines Latin dance rhythms with the elfin spirit of Parisian chanson and a nod in the direction of Astor Piazzolla”

Concerts

Ana Carla Maza
Date Concert Place
12 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Direction des Affaires Culturelles de Monaco / AM {21:30-23:30} null / Direction des Affaires Culturelles de Monaco
15 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Les Intemporel-les {21:00-00:00} Argenton sur Creuse / Les Intemporel-les
18 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Département de la Vendée LA ROCHE SUR YON ( 8) Département de la Vendée
19 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Association détours du monde {19:00-21:00} Chanac (48) Association détours du monde
20 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Association détours du monde {19:00-21:00} Chanac (48) Association détours du monde
21 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Oratoire de Germigny des Prés {18:00-00:00} null / Oratoire de Germigny des Prés
23 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl Scandiano (RE) - Mundus Festival
24 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl Fano Jazz by the Sea
25 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl Gorizia Festival Musiche dal Mondo
26 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl Amalfi
28 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl Spoleto
30 Jul Ana Carla Maza / Métisète - Fiest'a Sete {21:00-22:20} Sète
03 Aug Ana Carla Maza / Le son des plantes / DP {18:00-00:00} Bagnères-de-Luchon (31) Le son des plantes
06 Aug Ana Carla Maza / El Espiritu del Sur S.L. Mallorca
08 Aug Ana Carla Maza / Parfum de Jazz Buis les Baronnies (26) Parfum de Jazz
11 Aug Ana Carla Maza / Les Amis de Montarcher {17:00-18:30} Montarcher / Les Amis de Montarcher
16 Aug Ana Carla Maza / Concertburo Uli Fild Brasov
20 Aug Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl Palerme
25 Aug Ana Carla Maza / Kino Music srl DROMos (Sardaigne)
06 Sep Ana Carla Maza / All that Jazz - Les Lobis {20:30-22:00} Nérac
08 Sep Ana Carla Maza / ManiFiesta {16:45-18:00} / ManiFiesta