About

Edmar Noé Colón Gierbolini

Edmar Colón is a saxophonist, pianist and composer from Coamo, Puerto Rico, currently living in Boston.

Edmar Colón was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship and graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Performance and Classical Composition. As part of his undergraduate studies, Edmar was a student at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute directed by Danilo Pérez and Marco Pignataro.  He went on to complete his Master’s degree in Global Studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Edmar has toured and played in venues and events such as the Detroit Jazz Festival, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and Monterrey Jazz Festival, among others. He recently played in the Kennedy Center for the Arts Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, Abbey Lincoln tribute tour with Grammy-award recipients Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater.  Colón has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, Danny Rivera, Hal Crook, Kenny Werner, Lionel Louke, John Michel Pilc, Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ledisi, Judith Hill, David Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, George Garzone, Luis Enrique and Ivan Lins, among other notable artists of various musical genres.  He has written and arranged music for Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Danny Rivera and The Harvard University Orchestra, among others.

In 2016, Colón was awarded the Latino 30 Under 30 Award New England from the El Mundo newspaper.  He was also awarded first prize at the "Keep An Eye" International Jazz Awards in Amsterdam as a part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.  In 2017, he was honored in the annual Patron Saint festivities of his hometown of Coamo, Puerto Rico.  Saxophonist, pianist and composer Edmar Noé Colon Gierbolini, is an upcoming bright voice of his generation.

 

Contact

Edmar Noé Colón Gierbolini
edmarcolon1@gmail.com

 

 
 Toronto Jazz Festival 2014, all rights reserved.

Toronto Jazz Festival 2014, all rights reserved.