Born in Cali Colombia, Carolina Calvache is an exceptional young pianist whose style mixes her roots from her country with a contemporary jazz sound. Carolina is the first Colombian to be part of the roster of recording musicians from the prestigious New York music label, Sunny Side Records. The pianist is also considered as one of the first female jazz pianist from her native country that has an international career.
Since her selection for the 2011 Mary Lou Williams Woman in Jazz Festival for outstanding artists, Carolina brought attention at The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Legendary pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi described her music as “Extraordinary and Marvelous”.
Carolina reaffirms herself to the Jazz world with her debut recording, “Sotareño", released on Sunnyside records. Sotareño highlights fabulous collaborators, including saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummers Ludwig Afonso and Grammy award musician Antonio Sanchez.