Hailing from Venezuela and enriched by life’s experiences in different corners of the world, Orlando weaves a captivating musical narrative that mirrors his diverse artistic and personal journey.
Through a harmonious fusion of Latin American roots with Contemporary Jazz and World Music influences, his compositions resonate with the depth of his multicultural experiences.
Unrestricted by borders, Orlando’s artistry resonates deeply with audiences from various backgrounds. As a multifaceted and versatile guitarist and composer, he takes listeners on an authentic voyage of discovery, embracing the profound beauty of cultural fusion and evoking emotional resonance with each composition.
With an active career as a sideman, Orlando has achieved three international music scholarships and five Music Bursaries, including the Music Capital Scheme by Music Network (Ireland), further solidifying his position as a highly accomplished musician. His journey has led him to collaborate and tour with internationally acclaimed artists and Grammy Prize winners, including Andreas Morricone, Gustavo Dudamel, Linda Briceño, Miguel Siso, Chino y Nacho, Phil Ware, Marie Séférian, David Pavón, Ronan Guilfoyle, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Guaco, Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, Oscarcito, Andy Duran, Simón Bolívar Big Band, ‘El Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Sinfónicas de Venezuela’ (El Sistema) among many others.
Notably, Orlando’s musical prowess has also attracted invitations to perform for distinguished public figures, including President Michael D Higgins on three occasions, Conor McGregor, Wynton Marsalis, David Bisbal, and singer-composer Ruben Blades, underscoring the significance of his artistry on a global stage.
As a bandleader and sideman, some of Orlando’s tours include the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Spain, Ireland, Cuba, Egypt, The Netherlands and Venezuela. He has performed in acclaimed international music festivals and venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, The National Concert Hall, Teatro Teresa Carreño, Jazz al Parque, Electric Picnic, La Feria de Barquisimeto, Cork Jazz Festival, Festival de Jazz de Barquisimeto among many others.
Currently living in Ireland, Orlando’s latest endeavour marks the launch of his debut album as a soloist, a
highly anticipated project. Teaming up with Scott Flanigan (Piano), Mathew Jacobson (Drums), Cormac O’Brien (Double bass) and Steve Welsh (Saxophones), Orlando will present an enthralling repertoire of original compositions, carefully crafted for this exceptional quintet.