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 training, Iliana graduated from the prestigious University of Miami as well as the National Piano Guild with performance degrees.
She moved to Los Angeles and began her musical career in L.A. by performing festivals corporate shows, weddings and fundraisers with her band, “The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band.”
Recently Iliana was the keyboard player on the national T.V. show Noches Con Platanito for almost four years and became musical director. Currently she is the musical director for the esteemed 12 piece Arsenio Rodriguez Project, musical director for her own band The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band, as well as musical director for LA’s hottest all female salsa orquestra: Las Chikas.
Her band members are some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles including Richie Garcia, Calixto Oviedo, Munyungo Jackson and Jimmy Branly to name a few.
Iliana has also been composing music for films, arranging songs for Latin jazz bands with up to twenty five pieces, producing full length albums and playing recording sessions.
As a singer her voice is pure, warm, sensual and beautiful to listen to. Iliana astounds audiences by singing in English, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew and Portuguese. She has the unique rhythmic ability to phrase perfect riffs which is only given to a natural born jazz singers.
Iliana Rose is a complete entertainer; an accomplished piano player, percussionist, clarinetist and vocalist. She is also spontaneously funny, able to ad lib hilarious, intelligent comments with an audience which makes it easy for her to connect with people. She is a charismatic, natural beauty. When she performs you can’t take your eyes off her.