Edgar Pantoja-Aleman

keyboard, vocals

Pianist, trumpeter, arranger and composer Edgar Pantoja-Aleman has devoted his life to an intense passion for music. He was born in Santiago de Cuba, and at the age of 11, began studying classical music, motivated by his mother who discovered in him innate musical inclinations, especially, in Afro Cuban rhythms.

The trumpet was his first instrument and the beginning of a long journey, taking up the piano early on, as well. From 1994-2008, Edgar worked as a teacher, in Havana and in Spain, instructing in piano, brass, harmony, and percussion. He has lived in New York City, since 2008, where he has performed with David Murray, Pedrito Martinez and many others. Edgar joined The Pedrito Martinez Group in November of 2014.