Pianist Carli Muñoz's musical journey has taken him from Puerto Rico to the studios and clubs of Los Angeles — and then back to the island of his birth, where he owns and performs at his own jazz club and fine dinning restaurant. His musical career has taken a similar circular trajectory. Having started out as a jazz musician, he played with pop musicians such as The Beach Boys and Wilson Pickett before returning full time to his first love: jazz.
Now a renowned solo artist in his own right, the virtuoso Puerto Rican pianist and composer has released his magnum opus, Follow Me – an ambitious mix of world music, blues, rock and pop, with jazz at its foundation, and a call to action inspired by the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai. Recalling sophisticated sounds that one might hear on a Steely Dan or a Sting album, Follow Me features Muñoz’s trademark virtuosic, exuberant piano playing and incorporates lush strings and woodwind arrangements as well as fine contributions from Muñoz’s Grammy-winning bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Billy Drummond.