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Pianist, Composer, Music Producer, Arranger
Kemuel Roig Quartet
Jazz, Funk, Afro-Cuban Music, Straight Ahead Jazz, Salsa
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8:00PM

Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444


Cuban born Kemuel Roig started his interest in music at the early age of four, where his first passion was to be a drummer. At the age of eight Kemuel was accepted, and became a student of the Vocational Art School “Nola Sahig” in Ciego de Avila, where studied classical piano and drum simultaneously for five years. In 2002 his family moved to Miami. During his High School years Kemuel had the opportunity to study classical piano with Mrs. Martha Cortina. At the age of sixteen he became a student at Miami Dade College, where studied Jazz music under the supervision of Dr. Michael Di Liddo, and Michael Gerber. At 18 he was invited with the MDC Hard Bop Ensemble to be part of the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. The next year, with the same group, Kemuel won a DownBeat Magazine Annual Student Competition under two categories, outstanding composition and piano solo.

Throughout his life Kemuel has performed in tours, produced, and participated in recordings with great figures of the music such as: Arturo Sandoval, Giovanni Hidalgo, Chris Dingman, Issac Delgado, Amaury Gutierrez, Hilario Bell, Malena Burke, Marcos Vidal, Agustin Barreto, Ricardo Rodriguez, Felipe LaMoglia, Rene Gonzales, Danni Berrios, Ben-Hur Berroa, Linda Briceno, Aymee Nuviola, Marcos Yaroide, among others. Kemuel achieved his Bachelor's Degree at Florida International University, where he studied classical piano with Kemal Gekic, and Jazz with Dr. Michael Orta, and Dr. Gary Campbell. In 2015 Kemuel achieved a Master's Degree from the "Frost School of Music," University of Miami under the studies of Mr. Martin Bejerano and Dean Mr. Shelly Berg.

Kemuel Roig - Piano/Keys
Rodner Padilla - Bass
Hilario Bell - Drums
Jose "Majito" Aguilera - Percussion 

"I have had the privilege and honor to have Kemuel Roig in my band for quite a number of years. I have witnessed his constant desire for progress and his commitment and joy for music, Kemuel is an incredible musician, he is blessed by God with an amazing musicianship!!! I enjoy so much his playing on every performance that we do. It's a real joy to listen to him playing on so many different style with absolute authenticity. May God bless us to keep enjoying your music and company for years to come!!!"  - Arturo Sandoval

"Kemuel Roig is a perfect blend of virtuosity and musicality. The humanity of his personality permeates his music, which can be as thrilling or as heartfelt as any you will hear."m- Shelly Berg

“Kemuel Roig is a truly gifted pianist, improviser and composer. Possessing a serious command of the piano, Kemuel plays with fire, emotion and energy--yet always projects a mature sense of musicality and taste. A modernist deeply tied to the jazz tradition, Kemuel has developed his own unique sound and approach as a pianist and composer, combining elements of traditional and modern jazz, post modern Cuban and Afro-Cuban influences. I’m always inspired and elated listening to Kemuel play!” - Martin Bejerano

"I love listening to Kemuel!" His playing is fiery and passionate yet retains both beauty and lyricism. Each note is imbued with a keen sense of intelligence.” - John Hart