Profile Type: Artist

YOHAM ORTIZ is a composer, guitarist and vocalist having a conversation about environmental awareness and personal growth. A musician with an open ear to the world, Yoham’s compositions share stories about caring for our planet and each other.

Yoham’s performances are driven by his emotive vocals and energetic finger-style guitar playing. His virtuosic guitar technique fuses Classical, Jazz, Caribbean and South American styles including the little known Dominican Carabine. He sings in English and in Spanish.

“To perform solo acoustic guitar is a bold statement in a time when audiences expect big, multi-dimensional sounds. Yoham's talent as a musician creates a heartfelt ambiance that makes an immediate and intimate connection with his listeners.”- World Music Central

Yoham Ortiz holds a Master of Arts from NYU and a B.A. in Music from SUNY at Old Westbury. Yoham’s study “Listening to the Language of the City: Understanding How Communities of Sounds Inform the Soundscape of New York City” is a part of an ongoing study of how the soundscape of cities influences people’s behavior, while suggesting ways in which city soundscapes could be designed or composed much like a musical score to benefit all living things.

Yoham Ortiz composes, arranges, orchestrates and produces music for film, tv, media and recording artists in an array of genres including; Jazz, Classical, Afro-Caribbean and West African musical styles, for small and large ensembles. His clients include: Scholastic, PBS, Nickelodeon, Eclipse Films, Aqaba Fragrance, Kmart, Fox, Univision, Pantone Colors, Anacosta Films and Discovery.

Yoham Ortiz’s recent performances include Boston Green Fest, a Dominican Republic Tour, the United Nations, Harvard University, Columbia University, The Yale Club in NYC, The Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn NY, BRIC House Live in-studio performance, the B-Side, and Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival and many more.

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Lexington, MA 02421
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Music - General
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Humanities - General
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Association of Performing Arts Professionals
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
The Manhattan Producers Alliance
Master of Arts in Humanities and Social Thought (2011) New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Music (1991) State University of New York at Old Westbury
Outstanding Professional Development (SUNY at Old Westbury)
Jazz Improvisation Award (Montclair State University)

I am a Touring Artist

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PA Sound System suitable for the space (rider upon request)
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