Cordillera is led by Colombian singer songwriter Juan Fernando Ortiz, and accompanied by electric guitarist Mastaneh Nazarian. Our music combines Andean music with a relaxed vibe that will take you on a journey through the mountains and rivers of South America. Our love for song and jazz improvisation creates a unique blend spanning original tunes as well as contemporary and traditional songs influenced by the rhythms from the Andes Mountains.
The song writing outlet of Rose Bassett, Half the Andes is the result of the harmonious collaboration between four friendly musicians who happen to live together. Creating versatile melodies that draw upon the experiences of Rose, Fi, Dan and Ronan, Half the Andes produce an eclectic blend of pop/folk songs which rise and fall in heartfelt intensity.
Join them as they roll out their first gig for the new year with amazing supports from Bec Sykes and Tess Guthrie. Combining this sweet line up with Rose's ever endearing banter, the evening will guarantee to bring lots of smiles, laughter and happy feelings all round.