Latin Grammy nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer and educator. All About Jazz names Carlos "a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone” and Latin Jazz Network portrays his playing as “quite extraordinarily expressive and beautiful,” further adding, “Carlos Averhoff Jr is a musician who is renowned as a virtuoso soloist.”
His debut album iRESI, has been applauded by international critics and major jazz blogs. The album features Carlos Averhoff Jr. on tenor saxophone, along with Greg Osby on alto saxophone, Francisco Mela on drums, Aruan Ortiz on piano and John Lockwood on bass. Label: Inner Circle Music, 2015
Four Stars from All About Jazz “Carlos Averhoff, Jr. is a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone, a talented musician who affirms that often stated axiom "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree," who here, plants a firm foundation with iRESI, a compelling musical statement deserving serious attention which no doubt, it will certainly receive.”
Latin Jazz Network, “one of the most visceral and heartfelt that Carlos may have made” […] “this recording is still masterful and driven by such genius that it can only have come from worshiping at the altar of originality, creativity and the impulse to adorn even the most complex melodies.”
Classically trained in Cuba’s top music schools - Manuel Saumel Conservatory of Music, Amadeo Roldan School of Music and Havana’s Superior Institute of Art – Carlos continued his education in the United States earning Suma cum Laude Honors at Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree with Honors from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music.
During his continuous academic pursuits, Carlos received numerous scholarly awards, among them The Charlie Parker Scholarship Award, the Woodwind Faculty Achievement Award, the North American Scholarship, and NEC’s meritorious awards. He took instruction from Jazz luminaries Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, Frank Tiberi, Greg Osby, Bill Pierce, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joe Lovano, Jason Moran, Cecil McBee, John McNeil and Donny McCaslin.