Iliana Rose is a fantastic musician. Born in Miami and raised by Cuban parents and grandparents she is steeped in Cuban rhythms and culture.   Being a genuine prodigy she started playing music at the age of four.  After years of classical and jazz training, she graduated from the prestigious University of Miami as well as the National Piano Guild with performance degrees.

​She moved to Los Angeles and formed her band, “The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band” and worked with some of the finest musicians in the industry including Calixto Oviedo, Alain Perez, Pedro Calvo, Herman Olivera, Jimmy Branly, Richie Gajate Garcia, Munyungo Jackson, Walfredo Reyes Jr, Rene Camacho, Oskar Cartaya, Justo Almario, Alberto Salas and many more.

Iliana was the musical director for several projects spanning multiple genres including: The Arsenio Rodriguez Project- a 12 piece band playing traditional Cuban music; Las Chikas- LA’s hottest all female salsa orchestra;  Opera singers Maximo Marcuso and Veronica Bell and Cuban theatrical singers Candi Sosa and Cristina Rebull. For four years Iliana was the pianist and musical director on the national T.V. show Noches Con Platanito.

Iliana is an international touring and recording artist. She composes music for films and arranges songs for bands of all sizes and genres prompting her to create her publishing company “In Step Original Music.”

She also travels the country as a guest clinician and student leadership specialist.

Now residing on the east coast, iliana is rocking new audiences!

Previous Performances

Fall For Greenville, Greenville, SC
Clemson University Courtyard Music Series, Clemson, SC
Myrtle Beach Jazz Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC
Traveler’s Rest Music in The Park, Trailblazer Park, SC
Greenville Main Street Fridays, Greenville, SC
Hispanic Alliance, Greenville, SC
Commerce Club of Greenville, Havana Nights, Greenville, SC
Day of the Dead Festival, Dallas, NC
Clemson On The Avenue, Clemson, SC
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Concert Series, Clemson, SC
Birds Fly South Jazz Festival, Greenville, SC
National Hispanic Cultural Center (Latin DivaSeries), Albuquerque, NM
Coronado Concerts in the Park, Coronado, CA
Pan American Festival, Los Angeles, CA 
Lumis Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Rancho Santa Ana, CA
Fisherman’s Village Summer Concerts, Marina Del Rey, CA
Palm Springs Jazz Festival, Palm Springs, CA
Olive Festival, Sylmar, CA
Shoreline Village Music Series, Long Beach, CA
Long Beach Latin American Festival, Long Beach, CA
Watermelon Festival, Sunland, CA
Oxnard Salsa Festival- VIP Party, Oxnard, CA
Sunset Junction, Los Angeles, CA
Torrance Wild Wednesdays, Torrance, CA
Oxnard Salsa Festival- VIP Party, Oxnard, CA
Culver City Music Festival, Culver City, CA
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach, CA
Fairfield Tomato Festival, Fairfield, CA
Sawdust Arts Festival, Laguna Beach, CA

and many more…


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Musical Director:
The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band
Las Chikas: LA’s hottest all female salsa orchestra
The Arsenio Rodriguez Project: a 12 piece band playing traditional Cuban music
Opera singers Maximo Marcuso and Veronica Bell
Cuban theatrical singers Candi Sosa and Cristina Rebull

Alma Del Barrio Salsa Fest 2017/LIVE AT LMU Compilation CD (2017)
Artist/Composer/Arranger: Light of the Sun- iliana Rose- Full Length Album (2006)
Piano- Album: Streets of San Francisco – Artist: Brian Grace Track: Divisadero (2015)
Arranger – El Me Salvó (Jose Rivas) Full Length Album (2005/2006)

Assistant Musical Director/Copyist/Keyboard player on the national T.V. show:
Noches Con Platanito (2012-2016)

Feature Film, Composer & Music Supervisor: Totally Baked (2007)
Feature Film, Composer: Werewolf In A Mexican Prison (2006)

Original Works:
Steel Giant, Commissioned Original Score for Marching Band
Hialeah High School, FL (2009)
The Matador, Commissioned Original Score for Marching Band
Barbara Goleman High School, FL (2008)

Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Co-Host & Musical Director
The Craig Shoemaker Radio Show (2004-2005)
National Radio Spot, Voice Over:
Local Radio Spots, Voice Over: Don A Vee Chrysler Jeep
Local Radio Spots, Voice Over: Miller Toyota: LA Regional Foodbank (PSA)
Local Radio Spots, Voice Over: Miller Toyota: Adopt-a-pet (PSA)


Las Chikas

The Arsenio Rodriguez