Award-winning bass virtuoso and composer Roberto Aymes is a leading figure in jazz and classical circles in his native Mexico and around the globe. For more than three decades Aymes has been artfully bridging the two artforms creating an hybrid of “jazzistico language with symphonic music".
Roberto Aymes is considered a pioneer in the music industry, his tireless efforts to nurture and support jazz in Mexico are impressive, from his work as a writer to his 30 year stint as a radio show host, the incredible discography and performance credits he’s built up to his 25 year career as a teacher… the man lives and breathes jazz.
He has performed over two thousand concert performances with a staggering array of notables from both the jazz and classical idioms, and is a highly acclaimed soloist known for his passionate performances in a wide range of formats from small to large ensemble and symphonic settings.
Under the baton of such notable conductors as Akira Endo, Eduardo Diazmuoz and Enrique Batiz, Roberto’s works have been premiered by several esteemed symphonic orchestras, and include featured performances of his original compositions as well as his exotic interpretations of composers such as Claude Bolling, Astor Piazolla, Lennie Niehaus and Phillip Glass. Roberto is also an in-demand composer for ballet, film and television.
Aymes has been recognized with dozens of awards for his work including an Emmy and a Grammy, and is a published writer and contributor to a variety of print media publications. His seminal 2001 article “Jazz Development in Mexico,” was published in the University of Pittsburgh’s prestigious International Jazz Archives Journal.