Miguel de Armas is a versatile pianist and composer. Born in Havana, Cuba, he is one of the co-founders of the acclaimed Cuban orchestra NG La Banda. For over a decade, Miguel toured with this band and performed at prestigious Jazz festivals and venues around the world. Miguel has recorded over 60 albums, and collaborated with renowned Cuban and international artists and musicians. In 2012 Miguel brought his musical talents to Ottawa, which he considers his adopted home. He created The Miguel de Armas Quartet fusing the riches of African polyrhythm with the dazzling complexities of American jazz, blues, roots and world music. The music of Miguel de Armas is powerfully rhythmic with lovely melodies and harmonies, refreshing and complex. He has an uplifting, dynamic presence on stage bringing energy and joy to audiences everywhere.