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Richard Ortega López
intrumento/instrument: piano, teclado/keyboard, trompeta/trumpet
grupos/groups: Richard Ortega y La Jugada, Salsa Mayor, Azúcar Negra, Angel Bonne, Doble Impacto, Dayron y su boom, Sello LA, Colé Colé, La Calle, Septeto Jelengue
grabaciones/recordings: Soneros All Stars: Lolo, Azúcar Negra: Toque Natural, Azúcar Negra: Sin Mirar Atrás, Septeto Jelengue
lugar de nacimiento/birthplace: Artemisa, La Habana
formación musical/musical background: Escuela Nacional de Arte & Escuela Vocacional de Arte
lugar actual de residencia/current residence: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Richard is currently living in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where he and La Jugada are performing in venues such as the Civic Underground in Sydney City.
[2022 Michelle White]
Richard moved to Stockholm, Sweden where he formed a new group called La Jugada, Stockholm's newest contribution to the world timba scene. Richard is the pianist/keyboardist as well as the composer and arranger for the group. He is also working as a freelance musician playing both piano, keyboard and trumpet and has composed and arranged songs for groups in Denmark and Italy. Richard Ortega is an outstanding example of the results of Cuban music education. Mastering several instruments he is also a composer and arranger, in other words a complete musician. La Jugada released a demo of three song in September 2009 that have been well recieved by DJ in Europe, Canada and South America. You can hear one of the singles, "Manana", on Timba.com radio. All of the singles are available at the La Jugada MySpace site .
[2009 Michelle White]
As of February 2007 Richard is now the keyboard player with Maykel Blanco y Salsa Mayor.
[2007 Michelle White]
After the departure of Aismar from Azúcar Negra, Richard was playing piano and synth during the Azúcar Negra tour of Europe spring 2004. In 2005 he is now on piano and occasionally trading off with Carlos Enrique to play synth. [2005 Michelle White]
tocando piano y teclado - Europa 2004
teclado - Europa 2003