Our show was selected by the Conseil des arts de Montréal for the CAM en tournée 2015-16. We will be presenting the Roberto López Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra show in several maison de la culture, parks and cities around the Montreal area. There are other shows (not part of the CAM en tournée) like the Kultrún World […]Read more » » »
JAZZ.FM91 takes you on a cultural journey, with Toronto at its centre, profiling seven jazz musicians from around the world who decided to make Canada their home. The series features six documentaries commissioned by the Maytree Foundation, celebrating the stories and accomplishments of seven musicians who immigrated to, or sought refuge in, Canada. Narrated by […]Read more » » »
Some great news: my album AZUL is nominated for a Félix award for World album of the year at the ADISQ 2013 (Quebec music industry awards). The ceremony will be held on October 22 at 8pm. This year “L’Autre Gala de l’ADISQ” will be held at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in the Place des Arts in […]Read more » » »
June 22 – Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa ON June 25 – Kicking Horse Culture, Golden BC June 27 – Wine-Oh’s (YYC Jazz presentation), Calgary AB June 28 – Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Edmonton AB June 29 – Victoria International Jazz Festival, Victoria BC June 30 – Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver BC July 3 – […]Read more » » »
“With the growing interest in Afro-Colombian music, it’s refreshing to encounter a young combo whose fluency in traditional cumbia, champeta, porro, paseo, fandango, chandé and mapalé is matched by improvisatory expertise in the realm of Latin jazz. The Montreal-based López (guitars, tiple, ukulele, percussion), a Colombian native, heads an accomplished eight-man orchestra (clarinet, tenor sax, […]Read more » » »
Composer, arranger, producer and guitar player from Colombia living in Montréal.
Either with the Roberto López Project or the Roberto López Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra, Roberto López incorporates traditional latin rhythms into a contemporary environment.
Recipient of the prestigious "artiste révelation" Radio-Canada award for 2010-2011 and nominated at the JUNO awards, ADISQ, Canadian Folk Music Awards, GAMIQ (Quebec Indie Awards), SOBA, MECCA and at the Prix Gémeaux.