Hery Paz

  • Music
  • Sunnyside, NY

Hery Paz is a saxophonist and visual artist from Cuba. He has won the acclaim and respect of legendary jazz musicians such as Fred Hersch, who called him “… a revelation, a musician of extraordinary strength”. At the heart of his artistic vision, we find a resolute dedication to expanding his cultural philosophy, crystalizing an amalgam of expressions between improvisation, visual arts, and contemporary composition. His solos are imbued with a depth of purpose, a sense of patience, and a willingness to venture into the unknown.

Paz is an integral element of the creative music scene in New York City. Where he has worked with artists such as Fred Hersch, Dave Liebman, Thomas Morgan, George Garzone, Francisco Mela, Kris Davis, Ralph Alessi, Ethan Iverson, Miguel Zenón, Tom Rainey, Gerald Cleaver, and Joe Morris… As a painter, Hery is a published cover artist for IRAZÚ RECORDS, RED PIANO RECORD and PYROCLASTIC RECORDS (Kris Davis/Craig Taborn “Octopus”). In addition, he was the commissioned artist for the 4th Season of the prestigious NEWVELLE RECORDS label, involving artists like Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, Kenny Werner, and Bill Frisell.