Eldis La Rosa

© Sabine Hauswirth

ELDIS LA ROSA is a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He started his musical education in Cuba at the age of seven and graduated in saxophone and percussion. In Cuba, he played in numerous bands and taught at the prestigious Escuela Nacional de Artes in Havana.

Arriving in Vienna at the end of the 90s, he began working as a musician and arranger and founded his own band, the Eldis La Rosa Group. He now plays with important artists from the Austrian music scene (Otto Lechner, Alegre Correa, Jon Sass) and tours between international festivals and renowned local stages (Porgy & Bess, Szene Wien, Konzerthaus, Radiokulturhaus, Spielboden and many more).

He was guest of honour at the Radio/TV and Symphonic Orchestra in Warsaw and has participated in numerous CD, theater and TV productions. For his children’s album ‘Parampampín’, he received the Cuban music prize ‘Cubadisco’ in the category music for children.

In 2017 he composed the music for the stage play ‘Quijote’ (Nicolaus Hagg after Cervantes) as part of the Theater Summer in Haag, as well as for the ORF TV documentary Herbert Brandl. Art and Obsession.

Eldis La Rosa is currently working with the ‘luthier’ Hans Tschiritsch, the actress & storyteller Birgit Lehner and his own quartet, Eldis La Rosa & Colores.


2021 Eldis La Rosa & Colores. Tiptoe walking (Jazzbarn Recordings)
2017 Jon Sass & Souluba. Breeze of life (ATS Records)
2016 Hans Tschiritsch. NoMaden des Seins.
2009 Karimski Club. Herbert (Sony Music)
2008 Parampampín. Karibische Kinderlieder (UnART Produktion)
2008 Migrant.Music.Vienna (Lotus Records)
2006 Eldis La Rosa Group.Trotando (Pitanga Music)
2005 Annet Nakamoto. Pearls of Sacred Music (Sonar Records)
2005 Jon Sass. Sassified (ATS Records)
2004 Cay Taylan Su (couch records)
2002 Tschiritsch´s Urwerk (Sony ATV Music)
2002 Pani Yapa – Magiczna – Zaloga (Sony Music)
2000 Heavy Tuba and Jon Sass at Montreux Jazz Festival