Mariano E. Abello, saxophone, flute, clarinet and oboe, has being playing concerts, festivals, and doing master classes and workshops around the world on flamenco, jazz, classical, and Hindustani music. Due to his multicultural background, Mariano is an expert in mixing different cultures as shown in his recording with UrJazz “Thais Por Tangos”
After graduated summa cum laude in Jazz Studies he did a Masters in Arts in Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy at Florida Atlantic University, where he also taught in the jazz program and revived its jazz festival.
In 2007 he opened the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, in Nepal (www.katjazz.com). In 2008 he funded the non-profit organization Nepal Music Educators’ Society (www.nmes.org.np) to help Nepali music educators. In 2013 he became a board member of the non-profit organization Jazz Education Abroad (www.jazzeducationabroad.org), based in the USA. In 2017 became the Executive Director of Jazz Education Abroad and in the same year opened the KJC Foundation.