The Dominican pianist and arranger passed away this Friday at the age of 76.
The world of music is mourning the death of one of the most established artists in the Dominican Republic: the pianist, arranger, and musical director Jorge Taveras.
This Friday, through a statement, the musician’s family confirmed his death at 76 years of age.
“Maestro Jorge Taveras has passed away. The family of the award-winning artist reports his death due to complications with his health,” the statement said.
According to the widow of the legendary musician, Jovanna García, he lost his life while being treated in the intensive care unit of a Florida hospital, where he was admitted to emergency due to sequelae caused by the contagion of COVID-19, reported the press of his country.
The family revealed that the teacher Taveras was fighting against the brain disease that had been diagnosed years ago and which worsened after suffering from coronavirus.
Due to the current social situation caused by the pandemic, the family has decided not to carry out a public funeral, so his body will be privately veiled and cremated.
Prominent personalities of entertainment and politics have spoken about his death.
“How sad I feel for the death of our award-winning music teacher, Jorge Taveras. We will admire him forever. My condolences to his relatives,” said the first lady of her country, Raquel Arbaje.
Throughout his career, Taveras worked in prominent productions for Johnny Ventura, Wilfrido Vargas, Miriam Cruz, and Milly Quezada. In addition, he accompanied interpreters on the piano such as José José, Marco Antonio Muñiz, and Angela Carrasco, among others. Taveras served as director and composer for international OTI song festivals, in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico.