Yan Carlos Artime, Cuban musician, is a graduate of the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana, where he specialized in violin and piano. He furthered his talent by studying with masters, such as Frank Emilio Flynn, Harold Gramatges and Joaquin Vetancourt.
He began his professional career with the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra. He is the founding pianist of Other Vision, a group led by former Irakere member, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, with whom he also recorded Habana Calling (1996). Early in his career, Mr. Artime performed in multiple international music festivals, including Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival, Paris Lavillett Jazz Festival, and MIDDEM/Cannes-France among others, and in jazz clubs and venues such as, Club Morning, Hot Brass, Club Java, Club Chateau Lacour, Sala Le Bijou Toulousse in France, Sala L’Antiroville Montpellier Francia, Placa Co Prindeps Andorra, Triple Door and Seattle Washington.
In 1998, Mr. Artime continued his career in Puerto Rico, where he worked with the musical groups Batacumbele, Pedro Guzmán and Jibaro Jazz, Ramón Vazquez Quartet, Danny Rivera, Glenn Monroig, and Paoli Mejias Quartet. He formed part of major recording productions, including the Latin Grammy-nominated album, Mi Tambor, by Paoli Mejias (2005) and Rumbajazz – Tribute to Chombo (2000). During this time, he performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival, Triple Door (Seattle, WA), and the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, among others. Mr. Artime co-produced multiple records, including Sentimental in Color with David Allan Rivera, Te Regalo una Rosa with Danny Rivera, and his first solo production, Recurdeos Que Lleva el Viento. Mr. Artime also composed the hymn for the University Carlos Albizu (Puerto Rico), among other projects. In addition to his work as a classical and jazz pianist, Mr. Artime worked as a pianist at the Ballet San Juan, Puerto Rico.
In 2015, Mr. Artime moved to Miami, Florida, where he has worked as the pianist for Malena Burke, Timbalive, Willy Chirino, Concha Buika, Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club) and has performed in the Cubaneando Festival (Germany), Ache Wemilere Festival (Canada), and as a soloist in the Pausa Art House (Buffalo, NY, USA). He has worked as a piano ballet accompanist at Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts since 2018.