Originally from Venezuela, Orlando has gained recognition not only for his mastery as a guitarist and composer but also for his versatility as a musician.
Growing up in the hothouse of Latin American rhythms and styles, and schooled academically in the art of jazz and improvisation, Orlando’s music appeals to all aesthetics boundaries and blends elements of contemporary jazz with world music and Latin American musical forms.
Currently living in Ireland, Orlando has enjoyed a varied career as a guitarist, composer, Tres guitar player and educator. He has performed, toured and recorded with artists such as Andreas Morricone, Gustavo Dudamel, Ronan Guilfoyle, Miguel Siso, Phil Ware, Marie Séférian, David Pavón, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Guaco, Orquesta Sinfónica de Venezuela, Chino y Nacho, Oscarcito, Andy Duran, Simón Bolívar Big Band, ‘El Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Sinfónicas de Venezuela’, Ruba Shamshoum to name just a few.
Orlando has also been invited to perform for important public figures such as Mr. President Michael D. Higgins (Ireland), Wynton Marsalis, David Bisbal, Ruben Blades, Conor McGregor among others.
As a bandleader and sideman, some of Orlando’s tours include the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Spain, Ireland, Cuba, Egypt and Venezuela. He has performed in acclaimed international music festivals and Venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, The National Concert Hall, Teatro Teresa carreno, Jazz al Parque, Electric Picnic, La Feria de Barquisimeto, Cork Jazz Festival, Festival de Jazz de Barquisimeto among many others.
Orlando is also the winner of three international music scholarships. He also holds two Bachelor Degrees in Music and Jazz Performance graduating in both cases with the highest distinction.