Omar Puente Sextet

Omar Puente Sextet

Omar Puente Sextet

Omar Puente has performed in both classical and jazz genres to positive audiences worldwide. On leaving Cuba, he was first violin with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, and toured with Buena Vista’s Ruben Gonzales.

Since arriving in England in 1997, he has maintained an international profile playing all over Europe, Middle and Far East, the USA and Africa. In England he has supported Tito Puente, Ibraham Ferrer and Omara Portundo, and played with John Williams, Kirsty MacColl, Jools Holland and Eddie Palmieri as well as being invited to jam with many visiting Latin artists such as Ruben Gonzales and the Afro Cuban Allstars.

Omar has maintained close links with both traditional Cuban Music and Classical genres as well as Jazz. This has included a number of high profile projects such as appearing with Winston Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra at the Barbican Centre, with the Simon Bolivar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, with Nigel Kennedy at 606 Jazz Club, with Eddie Palmieri at Queen Elizabeth Hall, and with several members of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Omar Puente will be appearing as part of the World Jazz Jamboree at Lighthouse in Poole on Saturday 17th – Buy Tickets Here…


‘Omar Puente’s contribution to 20th and 21st century violin playing has now become legendary. His generous nature, his commitment to good music, his enjoyment of life and his respect for his colleagues are all characteristics which make him a true violin great’ – Nigel Kennedy

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