MAU QUIROS - PIANO
Born in Costa Rica, Brooklyn based pianist Mau Quiros, Brooklyn based Mau Quiros won a contest at age 17, writing a symphonic work for the Costa Rica National Symphony. As a musician, Mau performed with the Big Band of Costa Rica before receiving a full scholarship to the FIU School of Music in Miami. Mau has composed for, performed with, and produced recordings for a diverse range of artists and organizations from the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland to Ben Folds and Graham Nash. He has played the most prestigious jazz festivals worldwide including the Monterrey, Costa Rica, and Montreal festivals.
As Migguel Anggelo’s long-time collaborator, Mau produced the album LA CASA AZUL, while performing in such venues as the New World Center, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, and the Southampton Arts Center. The two have created four theater works together, most recently ANOTHER SON OF VENEZUELA, developed with David Drake at a residency at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. The collaborative trio of Quiros, Anggelo, and Drake were recently awarded a BRICLab residency and commission to develop a new music-theater piece entitled THE SUITCASE PROJECT. This past summer, as Musical Director and keyboardist of Migguel Anggelo and the Immigrants, Mau was part of a 10 city concert tour of Russia as a cultural attaché under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.
Mau has worked and recorded with artists like Armando Manzanero, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D’Rivera, Randy Brecker, Troy Roberts, Nu-Jive, among others.