Biography

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, she graduated from the prestigious University of Miami as well as the National Piano Guild with performance degrees.

​She moved to Los Angeles and with her band, “The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band” she began performing at festivals, corporate shows, temples, weddings and fundraisers. For four years Iliana was the keyboard player on the national T.V. show Noches Con Platanito.

​Currently Iliana is 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. In addition she is also the musical director for own her band, The iliana Rose Cuban Jazz Band.

Iliana produces full length albums, plays recording sessions and is also an excellent recording engineering. She composes music for films and arranges songs for Latin jazz bands with up to twenty five pieces.

PROJECTS

Las Chikas

InStep Original Music

PRESS

Daily News
Glendale News Press
Long Beach Post
Pasadena Weekly

CREDITS

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.

Albums:
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)

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

Films
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)

Radio:
Nationally Syndicated Radio Show, Co-Host & Musical Director
The Craig Shoemaker Radio Show (2004-2005)
National Radio Spot, Voice Over: SpaFinder.com
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)