Biography

Ms. Ortiz, daughter of a jazz musician and a mother involved in the theatre world, was born on March 15, 1986 in Terrassa. She had a musical upbringing between the Jazz Cava de Terrassa and the Municipal Conservatory of Music. Carola continued her education at the Taller de Músics and later at the ESMUC, in singing and clarinet.

At the age of 18 the young Carola discovers a passion for travel and nourishing herself with music and culture from foreign countries. In consequence, she’s become quite a citizen of the world and has lived in New York and resided in India, Berlin, Brazil, Greece, Turkey…

As a collaborator, she has played with leading names in the jazz, flamenco and the world-folk scene, both nationally and internationally. Ortiz has participated on more than 20 albums, has co-produced three albums with her own groups (Minimal Hits and AxisOrca) and since 2016 has began her solo career with the albums: Sirin (2016), twice nominated for the NY Independent Music Awards, and Spirala (2018), included among the best albums of 2019 recommended by the American journalist Ted Gioia.

Carola Ortiz has performed her compositions in clubs and festivals in the Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy, New York, Canada, India, Germany, England and Hungary.