B i o g r a p h y
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luis Marín began studying piano at the age of seven. At 20, Luis went on to study at Berklee College of Music, working on his natural craftmanship with Bill Davis, Ray Santisi and Jeff Covell.
Looking for professional experience, he took the latin scene on as storm and inmediatly started displaying his talent inmediately with such Jazz and Salsa icons as Andy Montañez, Cheo Feliciano, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Celia Cruz, Willie Colón, Oscar D'León, Luis Enrique, Fania All Stars, Puerto Rico All Stars, Descarga Boricua, Orquesta del Día Nacional de la Salsa, Juan Luis Guerra, Victor Manuelle, Ruben Blades, Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca, Richie Ray, Marc Anthony, Bobby Valentín, Roberto Rohena, Tito Nieves, Jose Alberto "El Canario", Mickey Taveras, Johnny Rivera, Grupo Niche, Yuri Buenaventura, Grupo Galé, David Sanchez, Justo Almario, Ignacio Berroa, Eddie Gomez, Kenny Werner, Mario Bauzá, Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Dave Valentin, Chucho Valdés, Mario Rivera, Israel "Cachao" López, Eddie Palmieri, Giovanni Hidalgo, Brian Lynch, Edsel Gómez, Jerry Medina, Bobby Sanabria, Orestes Vilató, Batacumbele, Humberto Ramirez, William Cepeda, Mandy Vizoso, Carmen Delia Dipiní, Gilberto Monroig, Fernando Alvarez, Lucy Fabery, Cucco Peña, Lucecita Benitez, Yolandita Monge, Ednita Nazario, Lourdes Robles, Marta Sanchez, Maridalia Hernandez, Adagilsa Pantaleón, Chucho Avellanet, Lunna, Danny Rivera, Fiel a la Vega, Tego Calderón, Don Omar, Daddy Yanquee, Julios Voltio and Tito "El Bambino", among others, on both live presentations and musical recordings.
In 1999 Luis Marin recorded his first album in the jazz scene, "Inconsolable", which was received by the critics as one of the most important jazz albums in the local scene. In 2003 Luis released a live recorded album " Live at Niuyorican Cafe Vol II" which has been reissued in digital distribution on major outlets around the world.
His third release "The One" showcase his talent on a magical trip of diverse musical influences, exciting and introspective rhytms and heartfell melodic and harmonic messages from the heart.
Luis Marin share his music and knowledge teaching at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, in which he served as Department Chair and as an active clinician, sharing his talent with music students in the U.S. and Latin America.