"Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts" - Elbert Hubbard (excerpt from "Persistence")
Carlos Cuevas has been enjoying a successful music career for 30 years. His experience as pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger has allowed him to explore virtually every avenue of the music scene on-stage and in the recording studio worldwide.
Born in England and raised in Venezuela, Carlos holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, The City University of New York, where he became the recipient of the prestigious Sir Roland Hanna Memorial Jazz Award. His versatility has been put to work with the likes of NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws, Ronnie Laws, Bette Midler, Engelbert Humperdinck, Nestor Torres, The Los Angeles Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, and New York's Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, as well as hispanic artists José José, Gloria Trevi, Alejandro Fernandez, & Julio Iglesias, to name a few. His arranging skills are also in high demand. Carlos has composed and arranged music for a wide variety of styles and ensembles that range anywhere from small group to big band and symphony orchestra.
As a leader, Carlos has released two albums. His debut release, "DEPICTION", features bassist Dean Taba and drummer Jimmy Branly. His second release, "UNINHIBITED REALM", features bassist John Patitucci, drummer Jimmy Branly, and a concerto for jazz trio and a 16-piece chamber orchestra. Both albums have been praised by Downbeat, Keyboard, Modern Drummer, & Músico Pro magazines, as well as The Los Angeles Jazz Scene, and CDBaby.com.
Carlos makes his home in New York City where he has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is also a sought-after arranger, studio musician, and educator.