Olga Román is a Spanish singer songwriter who has four solo cds: Vueltas y Vueltas, (2001), Olga Román 2, (2005), Seguir Caminando (2011) and De agua y laurel (2012).
Olga lived in Boston (Massachusetts) from 1985 to 1993 where she graduated in 1987 from Berklee College of Music, summa cum laude. In 1988 she put together the Olga Roman Quartet with pianist Alain Mallet, bassist Lionel Girardeau and drummer Ben Wittman, playing a brazilian-jazz repertoire and performing in the New England area and several jazz festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Quebec Jazz Festival, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival to name a few. They also performed at many life radio shows at WGBH, WERS, etc… and local tv programs. In 1992 she was nominated as best jazz vocalis to the Boston Music Awards and she recorded a tv special for PBS, with Danilo Pérez as special guest, for the program "La Plaza" which keeps being aired in PBS.
Back in Spain she started working in 1994 with famous singer song writer Joaquin Sabina, recording on his cds and touring Spain and Latin America.
In 2001 she released her first solo album Vueltas y vueltas, a very intimate collection of personal songs written by herself with a pop-brazilian-jazzy flavor, produced by Patrick Goraguer and Lucio Godoy. It includes a song in English, Again, that was nominated in 2002 to the Goya Spanish Film Awards, as best original song. It was the main theme in Miguel Albaladejo's movie El Cielo Abierto (Open Sky).
Olga Román 2 (2005) is her second cd where we can find a more mature singer and composer. Produced by herself and Dario Eskenazi , and a couple of songs produced by herself and Alain Mallet, Olga Román 2 is a very appealing cd. It was recorded between Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Madrid. There are two very special guests: Uruguayan Oscar winner Jorge Drexler, and Spanish singer Carmen Paris.
Her third cd, Seguir Caminando (Keep Walkin, 2011), produced by Olga and Luis Fernández, recorded in Madrid, has two big names as special guests: Joaquín Sabina, and Cuban star, Pablo Milanés. It includes a new song in English, Wake Up. The compositions and arrangements mantein the jazzy, brazilian, popish flavor.
In March 2012 she did her first tour in Argentina presenting Seguir caminando in ten difeferent cities and collecting great audiences and critics. During that tour she met Nestor Diaz, argentinean guitar player and producer, who offered her to record a cd tribute to the great argentinean folklore composer Gustavo Cuchi Leguizamón. The cd “De agua y laurel” was released in Octouber 2012 distributed by SONY and took her back to Argentina to do her second tour through out the country in November. She also offered Voice Clinins in some of the cities she visited.
All the cds are available through iTunes, Spotify, Cd Baby, Amazone….. You can listen to all the songs in this web site, in the section CANCIONES.
Cheers from Spain. For any comment or suggestion, please don’t hesitate to write me.