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Adrian Iaies

Adrian Iaies is an Argentine pianist and composer who has been nominated for the Latin Grammy awards three times. His main style is Jazz but he combines that with soul, tango, and other styles.

Iaies was born in Buenos Aires, in 1960. He began a career as a piano instructor in 1985, and performing professionally in the city's numerous jazz clubs, in 1995. Iaies' first album, ''Las Tardecitas de Minton's'' ("Evenings at Minton's"), received a nomination for a Latin Grammy in 2000, and his Tango Reflections (2002) earned him a Clarin Prize, his first major award. He was featured by Down Beat magazine in April 2001 and was a guest pianist at the Lincoln Center of New York for their 2002 "Nights of Blues, Havaneras and Tangos."

He and his Tango Reflections Trio shared the stage with the Brad Mehldau Trio at the Madrid Jazz Festival, in 2004, and a duo with bandoneonist Raul Barboza closed the 2006 Buenos Aires Tango Festival. Iaies was named Director of the annual Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, in 2007.

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