Delfina Oliver is a renown singer in the busy and creative jazz scene of Buenos Aires, Argentina, acknowledged by local critics for the quality of her voice and for imprinting a contemporary jazz sound to classic and modern standards.
She has edited three solo albums: “MIRADA” (Point of View) and “CAMINO” (Road), "BUENOS AIRES BEBOP" and is about release her fourth "TOKYO SESSIONS" recorded in Tokyo, Japan. Delfina has earned a place of her own in the local jazz scene of Buenos Aires, gaining the respect and appreciation of the audience, the musical community and the press. She was invited to join the Jury of Honor of the “Clarín Espectáculo Awards” since 2007, and the Jury of the “Premios Gardel a la Música” since 2010 in the “jazz” category - the two most important awards of the music industry in Argentina - distinction awarded to the most prominent artists of each genre at a national level. In 2011 she was distinguished by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires City “for her creative and valuable trajectory” and received the "Gold Jazzología" award in 2015 at a ceremony held at the Centro Cultural San Martin, the landmark theatre of contemporary arts in Argentina.
In 2012 she was invited as resident singer for a three month season at the celebrated “New York Bar” jazz bar in Tokyo, made famous by Sophia Coppola's film “Lost in Translation”, with great acceptance of the Japanese audience, that led for another invitation by the "Maduro Bar" jazz bar in Tokyo for a four month season in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Known for taking artistic risks by experimenting with different sounds and instrumental formations, and imprinting a contemporary sound to the classical jazz repertoire, Delfina is always accompanied by the most prominent local jazz musicians: Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Oscar Giunta, Pipi Piazzolla, Enrique Norris, Mariano Otero, Diego Schissi, Rodrigo Domínguez, Pablo Raposo, Francisco Lo Vuolo, Hernán Jacinto, Mariano Loiácono, Miguel Tarzia, Ramiro Flores, Gustavo Musso, Andrés Hayes, Juan Canosa, Jerónimo Carmona, Carto Brandan, Mariano Sivori, Cirilo Fernández, Patricio Carpossi, Pepi Taveira, Eloy Michelini, Juan Pablo Arredondo, Alan Zimmerman, Mauricio Dawid, Rodrigo Reparaz, Sebastián Greschuk, Ezequiel Dutil, Sebastián Groshaus, Walter Filipelli, among others.
Her debut cd “Mirada” brought Delfina to the attention of the Buenos Aires jazz scene in 2005 as one of the most interesting singers of her generation. This cd earned her outstanding press reviews: “Jazz Vocalist of the year (2005)” by La Nación newspaper (31/12/05), which opened the doors of every major jazz club in Buenos Aires, and from there to the most important jazz festivals in the country in the following years.
“She is the new voice of new Argentine jazz” (Sandra de La Fuente, Clarín newspaper 25/09/05),
“with one of the best vocal jazz cds on the scene under her arm (Mirada 2005), she is one of the best local voices and the most accepted one by the jazz avant garde.” (César Pradines, La Nación newspaper 15/10/07),
“she captivates not only for her scenic gifts, but due to the evident personal quest of her verisons. Oliver has become one of the best options for vocal jazz in this city” (Alejandra Herren, La Nación Sunday Magazine 09/08/09). La Nación and Clarín newspapers are the two most prestigious and widely read papers throughout Argentina.
She released her second cd “CAMINO” in 2010, edited under her new record label “Delphin Records”, obtaining excellent reviews in the media and being distinguished as “Best Jazz Album” and “Best Jazz Singer”(2010) by La Nación newspaper.
“In a crossover of sophisticated pop and classic jazz, another young, beautiful and talented singer, Delfina Oliver, presents her second album: Camino”. ROLLING STONE ARGENTINA, Humphrey Inzillo, 6/8/2010.
"As the years go by "Camino" will appear as a milestone in the life of Delfina Oliver"... "It is also an exquisite work, in which the voice of Delfina is yet another instrument in this band of notable musicians she assembled for the occasion". NEWSWEEK ARGENTINA, Cristian Savio, 9/10/2010.
"Camino represents the consolidation of one of the best local singers (...)" "From the artistic point of view she took risks and gave birth to one of the most recommended albums of the year." LA NACIÓN, Ricardo Carpena, 9/5/2010.
"Oliver is fearless, she surprises us and foreshadows the magnificent register the cd will take". VEINTITRÉS MAGAZINE, Nicolas Russo, 26/8/2010.
"The exquisite Delfina Oliver sings charmingly,effortlessly letting the notes flow of a repertoire of well chosen to show off her seductive vocal timbre. Everything looks good on her.” NEWS OF CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT, Martin Wullich, 18/09/2010.
"Delfina Oliver delivers her latest work which is the result of lots of strife, dreaming and hard work. The presentation of Oliver’s album was a treat.” “accompanied by some of the best artists in the local jazz scene, Delfina Oliver’s “Camino” (Road) is the result of a work well done and is an incentive for artists who are trying to move ahead and are willing to take a chance.” THE BUENOS AIRES HERALD, Angeles Mase, 16/09/2010.
"Delfina Oliver is one of those singers who becomes known by word of mouth. Her exquisite voice and bold spirit are a very harmonious combination as are her versions of songs by Billie Holliday or Joni Mitchell. This record she did independently is worth listening to." SOPHIA MAGAZINE, October issue 2010.
"The record is a reflection of a jazz singer who takes risks and achieves very good results. A work of excellent manufacture and luxurious group". LA NACIÓN NEWSPAPER, “Jazz Planet” Section, César Pradines 11/09/2010.
"One of the most exquisite singers of Argentine jazz, Delfina Oliver, presents “Camino”, her second solo album, with her warm and sensual voice." DEBATE MAGAZINE, “Cultural Recommendations” 21/7/2010.