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Ilan Czenstochowski
Born July 30, 1952 (1952-07-30) (age 57)
Jaffa, Israel

Ilan Chester ( born Ilan Czenstochowski) is a celebrated Venezuelan singer, keyboardist, arranger and composer.

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Biography

Israeli-born and Venezuelan-raised, Ilan Chester is a multi-talented musician, singer and composer who has incorporated a global range of influences into his music. Inspired by Tito Rodriquez, the Puerto Rican multi-instrumentalist who was one of the spearheads of New York's Latin music scene, Chester grew up with the jewish, french and italian melodies he heard as a child at home and later he was equally enamored with american R&B ( Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder) and the british rock movement ( Beatles, Yes, Jethro Tull ). His music has grown to include elements of classical music, jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and Venezuelan music. A former member of rock and pop bands like "Trams", "Way" and others in the sixties and seventies, Chester became notorious as an exceptional artistst in Venezuela and all over latin america since launching his solo career on 1983.

After a series of memorable albums, including " Amistad", " Solo faltas tu", "ASI", "Songs Books of Venezuelan Love", Vols. 1, 2 & 3, he attracted even more international attention with the platinum-selling album "Navideno Heart" and a 6 CD collection where he has sold more than 500.000 units in just few weeks only in Venezuela. Ilan is recognized everywhere by artist and critics alike as one of the most talented composer and singer in spanish language. Many of his songs became international hits by latin stars like Mark Anthony, Cheo Feliciano and Chayenne and he has followers all around the globe.

Discography

1979 Por Principio... Fin Color/Corp. Los Ruices

1983 Canciones De Todos Los Días Philips/Sonográfica

1984 Amistad Philips/Sonográfica

1985 Ilan Chester (Sólo Faltas Tú) Philips/Sonográfica

1987 Al Pie De La Letra Sonográfica

1988 Ilan En Vivo Sonográfica

1990 Opus # 10 CBS/Sonográfica

1992 Un Mundo Mejor Sony Music/Sonográfica

1994 Terciopelo Sony Music

1995 Ilan Chester En Vivo Sony Music

1998 Cancionero Del Amor Venezolano Independent

1998 Bhakti Alcione

1999 Ofrenda Para Un Niño Independent

2000 Ilan C. En Vivo (Gira Nac. Amor Vzlano) CD Manía El Nacional

2000 Sínfonico - En Vivo Independent

2000 Cancionero Del Amor Venezolano II Independent

2001 Corazón Navideño Latin World

2002 Ilan Canta Onda Nueva Independent

2002 Cancionero Del Amor Puertorriqueño Independent

2004 Así Sonográfica

2006- 2008 Cancionero Del Amor Venezolano III Independent

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Compilations

1991 Lo Mejor de Ilan Chester Sonográfica

Ilan Chester de Colección Sonográfica

Ilan Chester de Colección Vol. 2 Sonográfica

1999 32 Grandes Exitos (Serie 32) Sonográfica/Universal

2000 Ilan Chester El Músico de Venezuela CD Manía El Nacional

2003 20 Exitos de Ilan Chester (Lo Máximo) Sonográfica

2006 Hits EMI International

2008 Cancionero del amor Venezolano 1, 2 y 3

2009 Coleccion: Tesoros de la musica Venezolana ( 6 CD's)

External links

  • ILAN LIVE: youtube.com

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