Born in Havana, Ariacne Trujillo began her career as a child prodigy concert pianist. Blessed with perfect pitch, she was able to graduate with honors from Cuba’s hyper-competitive ISA conservatory while working as a singer and dancer at the legendary Cabaret Tropicana.
Since arriving in New York City in 2002, Ariacne has performed or recorded with Paul Simon (“Song of the Capeman” Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2008), Paquito D’Rivera, Johnny Pacheco, Oscar de Leon,, Isaac Delgado, Savion Glover.
In 2005, Ariacne joined The Pedrito Martinez Group. She has garnered critical acclaim worldwide with her unstoppable groove on the piano while singing lead vocals in her powerful and endlessly flecible voice.
Such impressive bona fides aside, the most important qualities Trujillo brings to the mix are her ability to improvise both form and content, and her truly relentless sense of time.
The range of expression in Ariacne’s playing and singing encompasses classical, Afro Cuban, opera, ballet, blues, jazz R&B, soul, and funk.