Jorge Sylvester

Jorge Sylvester is an Alto Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Bandleader, and Educator born in Colon, Panama. Jorge is a nationally known unique innovator and impressive composer and arranger in the idiom of creative music. Sylvester’s blend of African-Caribbean rhythms with new music is what gives him his distinguished voice. Sylvester spent ten years in Spain, touring Europe and recording with his ensembles. Since 1980 he has worked extensively in New York City and has toured the US, Europe, Israel, the UK and the Caribbean with his various groups. In 2000 he formed a collaboration with vocal artist, composer, poet, Nora McCarthy and together they lead and co-lead eleven noteworthy groups. Mr. Sylvester composes, arranges, and conducts new music for his various groups and his expansive projects and presents performance workshops throughout New York and elsewhere in the United States teaching his unique approach to composition using Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Sylvester’s discography includes twelve CDs.

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