Aurora Arteaga is a composer, singer and versatile musician from Madrid, Spain. Endowed with a warm voice and a wide range closer to instrumental colors, her music is inventive and intense, with an special focus on improvisation.
Searching for her own artistic language, she has been composing, arranging, and exploring other sonorities as flamenco, Afroperuvian, Iberian folk or Brazilian music.
Aurora has been working as a musician at some of the main Jazz clubs and festivals of Spain, leading her own projects and singing also in Finland, Hungary, Italy, France, USA, Peru and India. Between 2013 – 2017 she worked as a musician in New York, performing her music in venues as New York Live Arts, Kitano, The 55 Bar, Cervantes Institute of NYC, Bronx Museum of Arts, Taller Latinoamericano, Somethin’Jazz….
She holds a Degree in Jazz Singing from Musikene, a BMA in Music Pedagogy, a Degree in History and Sciences of Music (UAM), and a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music, where she attended receiving grants from Fulbright, Spanish Ministry of Culture, MSM and AIE.
In New York, Aurora studied voice and composition in greater depth with jazz luminaries as Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gretchen Parlato, Phil Markowitz, Jim McNeely or Dave Liebman,
Active as a performer with jazz groups in Spain, she also leads her own quartet since 2007. They have performed at Madrid Jazz Festival, Ellas Crean Festival, Zaragoza Jazz Festival, Jazz de Caja Granada or Vitoria Jazz Festival. Enthusiastic about music duos, she has been working with acknowledged guitar players as Eric Kurimski, Jorge Abadías, Gustav Lundgren, Dan ben Lior or Fede Díaz and piano players Billy Test, Mina Yu, Lluís Capdevila, Matt Savage or Guy Mintus among others.