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Darwin, coming from a family of educators, he uses his love for Jazz to teach students about Latin, American and world music and culture. He has led master classes in Universities across the United States and Central America. Topics are not limited to music. Receiving a degree in music business, he enjoys lecturing about the business aspect of music, career development, and entrepreneurship.
Pianist Darwin Noguera is one of the new voices in the jazz and Latin idioms. With 3 albums as a leader, commissioned world, many recordings as a sideman, performances and masterclasses across the United States and the world. Darwin is considered to be a rising star in the new generation of pianists. Born in Managua, Nicaragua, Darwin started formal classical training in the Cuban Conservatory of Miami. He made his debut with the Miami Symphony Orchestra when he was 14 years old. He then switched to jazz in his early 20’s and now moves through musical styles like a fish in water, 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. Darwin is also the founder of CALJE: Chicago:Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, an acclaimed Latin jazz group under the Chicago Sessions label. He graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelors in Performing Arts Management and a minor in Business Administration. He continued to earn a masters from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in NYC. In 2017, he made his Carnegie Hall debut, with Bobby Sanabria. He is now an in demand pianist, being sought by some of the best artists and presenters.Based in New York City, he has performed or recorded with Grammy Award winning artists such as; Bobby Sanabria, Paquito D’Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo, John Benitez, Chembo Corniel, Miguel Zenon, Joel Frahm, Richie Cole, Dave Liebman, Luques Curtis, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Randy Brecker, John Faddis, Ignacio Berroa, Howard Levy, Steve Turre, Papo Vazquez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ralph Irizarry, Bobby Allende, Marc Quinones, Candido Camero, among others.
- Jazz Outreach for Kids (Lincoln Center)
- Jazz Piano Technique and Improvisation Concepts
- The Business of Music
- Composition and Arranging
- Afro-Latin Jazz and Montunos
- Piano Kids (Bronx Music and Heritage Center)
- A Journey from Classical to Jazz