Desmar Guevara

Desmar Guevara is a recognized champion of new music idioms in Latin Jazz, and composer of experimental and non-traditional music for live theater performance. He is longtime Musical Director of Pregones/PRTT, with dozens of original scores, songs, and arrangements to his credit, including I Like It Like That featuring salsa star Tito Nieves, Betsy! with Old Time master Ron Short and Nashville Jazz luminary Beegie Adair, and The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat starring legendary Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Danny Rivera. Mr. Guevara is founder-director of chamber jazz ensemble Taller Sicá, founding member of Afro Puerto Rican ensemble Viento de Agua, and his numerous Latin music credits include concerts, tours, and recordings with genre greats like Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Andy Montañez, and Soledad Bravo. Recent chamber premieres include Grados Inefables, commissioned by arts presenters in New York, Colorado, and California, and funded in part by the National Performance Network, and The Last Taíno Battle, commissioned by the Multicultural Music Group.