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Darwin Noguera

Specializes in: Piano/Keyboard


Education: Bachelor of Performing Arts Management, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
MM, Manhattan School of Music, NY


Nicaraguan born jazz pianist and composer Darwin Noguera is an emerging voice in the jazz and Latin idioms. With 3 albums as a leader, commissioned works, recordings as a sideman, performances and masterclasses across the United States and the world, Darwin is considered a rising star in the new generation of pianists. Darwin started formal classical training with Panamanian pianist Reinaldo Whyte in Miami, where he grew up. Later Darwin studied at Horta Music Institute of Miami, where he got the opportunity to make his debut with the Miami Symphony Orchestra at the age of 15. He transitioned to study jazz after that, and now moves swiftly through musical styles, employing equal prowess in composition and jazz improvisation.


His latest project is the “Continuum Trio”, a hard-hitting modern jazz group, forward-thinking and daring in nature. They have performed in Jazz festivals and jazz clubs in New York. Darwin is also the co-founder of CALJE, Chicago: Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, an acclaimed Latin jazz group under the Chicago Sessions label. In 2017, Darwin made his Carnegie Hall debut, with Bobby Sanabria. He was then invited to perform for former Vice President Joe Biden.