Luis Mario Ochoa


…and thank you so much for visiting my website. Here you will find information about my ensembles such as the Luis Mario Ochoa Acoustic Quintet,  the Cuba Traditional Sextet and the 10 piece Cuban fusion group Cimarron, all under the umbrella of my little company/indie record label Cuban Music Productions. You can also listen to samples of my CDs, read press reviews, watch videos of my live presentations, check my performance schedule and…more.


“This is Luis Mario Ochoa’s fourth record [Momentos Cubanos] and a slight departure from earlier records, which featured this extremely talented artist in a larger setting. Ochoa has developed a unique sound that melded almost all forms of music – traditional and modern – into a breathtaking sonic adventure.” Raul D’Gama – Latin Jazz Network

“Following the previous acclaimed releases by his nonet Cimarrón, Havana-born (and Toronto-based) guitarist, vocalist and composer Luis Mario Ochoa delivers a subtler and more jazz-tinged offering in Momentos Cubanos.” Rebeca Mauleón

“Ochoa once again convincingly takes Cuban music, embellishes it with his imagination and comes up with an album that is difficult to ignore.” Jerry D’Souza – All About Jazz

“Luis Mario Ochoa is full of fire, finesse and authenticity”
Bill Milkowski – Jazz Times Magazine