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José Feliciano

Puerto Rican guitarist, singer and composer

In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Feliciano and the second or maternal family name is García.

Musical artist

José Monserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse feliˈsjano]), is a Puerto Rican musician, singer and composer, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of the Doors' "Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad." His music is known for its fusion of styles—Latin, jazz, blues, soul and rock—created primarily with his unique, signature acoustic guitar sound. His oftentimes mellow easy listening influences are easily recognizable in many songs heard around the world.[1]

In the United States, Feliciano first received widespread popularity in the 1960s, particularly after his 1968 album Feliciano! reached number two on the music charts.[1] Thus far, he has released over fifty albums, worldwide, in both English and Spanish.

Early life and family[edit]

José Monserrate Feliciano Garcia was born on September 10, 1945 in Lares, Puerto Rico, the fourth child of 11 sons, he was born blind as a result of congenital glaucoma.[2] He was first exposed to music at the age of 3, playing on a cracker tin can while accompanying his uncle who played the cuatro.[3] When Feliciano was 5, his family moved to Spanish Harlem, New York City, where at the age of 9 he made his first public appearance at the Teatro Puerto Rico in The Bronx.[4]

Feliciano's knack for music became apparent when at 7, he taught himself to play the accordion. About two years later, when he was 9 years old, his father gave him his first guitar. He would play his guitar by himself in his room for up to 14 hours a day, and would learn by listening to 1950s rock and roll, records of classical guitarists and jazz players. Andrés Segovia and Wes Montgomery were among his favorites. As a teenager, Feliciano took classical guitar lessons with Harold Morris, a staff music teacher at The Light House School for the Blind in New York City. Morris, himself, had once been a student of Segovia.[5] In a 1969 interview, Feliciano mentioned soul music in general, and Ray Charles and Sam Cooke in particular, as influences on his singing.[6]

At 17, in order to help support his family, Feliciano left high school. He started frequenting the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, "passing the hat" as his "salary" in those clubs where he was invited to play. His first professional contracted performance was at The Retort, a coffee house in Detroit, Michigan.[7]

Career[edit]

1960s[edit]

In 1963, while gaining recognition in pubs, coffee houses and clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada, especially in Greenwich Village, New York, and Vancouver, British Columbia, he was unexpectedly discovered while performing at Gerde's Folk City in the Village and immediately signed by Jack Somer, an executive at RCA Victor.[8] Feliciano recounts the story of doing an impression of Bob Dylan, only to find that Dylan was in the audience.[7] In 1964, he released his first single, "Everybody Do the Click" (which became a hit in the Philippines, at No. 2, staying 14 weeks in the Top Ten Hit parade) and was invited to the 1964 Newport Folk Festival.[9] In 1965 and 1966, he released his first albums: The Voice and Guitar of José Feliciano and A Bag Full of Soul, two folk-pop-soul albums that showcased his talent on radios across the US, where in July 1963 he had been described by New York Times columnist, Robert Shelton as a "10-fingered wizard".

In 1966, Feliciano visited Mar del Plata, Argentina, to perform at the Festival de Mar del Plata. There, he so impressed the RCA Victor executives, that they wanted him to stay and record an album for them in Spanish. They were unsure how they wanted to record, so Feliciano suggested he record some of the bolero music of his parents where Feliciano then added his blues and folk influences from his experiences while playing in the Village. The result was two smash hits with the singles "Poquita Fe" ("Little Faith", also titled "Sin Fe", or "Without Faith"), and "Usted". This was the beginning of a series of successful singles, albums and gold records throughout Latin America and Hispanic communities in the United States where Feliciano revolutionized the sound of the bolero. Some of his most beloved interpretations include "La Copa Rota, La Carcel de Sing Sing, Extraños en la Noche" which charted concurrently as the Spanish version of Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night".

A year paychex customer service, Feliciano was scheduled to perform in the United Kingdom but the authorities would not allow his guide dog, Trudy, into the country unless she was quarantined for six months. The stringent quarantine measures of those days were intended to prevent the spread of rabies. Devastated by their actions, Feliciano wrote a song about his experience entitled "No Dogs Allowed" (becoming a Netherlands Top 10 hit in 1969), which told the story of this first visit to London.[10]

During his British visit on July 16, 1967, Feliciano gave a live performance on the pirate radio stations Radio 227 and Radio 355, onboard the MV Laissez Faire off the British coast less than a month before the stations were due to be closed by the UK's Marine Broadcasting Offences Act. He also guested on a popular British television show with Dusty Springfield and recorded a rare single for RCA in England called "My Foolish Heart / Only Once" which was played on London radio[clarification needed]. Earlier, on June 4, 1967, in London's Speakeasy Club, Jimi Hendrix came to the stage and complimented Feliciano on his extraordinary guitar work.[citation needed]

After two more successful albums, Feliciano, now a household name throughout Latin America, moved to Los Angeles. He was introduced to RCA Victor producer, Rick Jarrard who, at the time, was also producing Harry Nilsson and Jefferson Airplane. They recorded the hit album Feliciano! together, including the Doors' song "Light My Fire". Feliciano's style was clearly defining itself by that time as that of an innovative crossover artist with soul, folk and rock influences, infused with a substantial Latin flair. RCA released "California Dreamin'" as the first single during the summer of 1968 with "Light My Fire" as the B-side. A DJ behind the mic at KJR-Radio in Seattle, Washington liked that song on the flip side, played it on the air, and it took off, reaching No. 3 on the US pop charts with over one million copies sold in the US market alone. The song became a No. 1 hit in many countries, including Canada, Brazil and the UK and was awarded a gold disc.[11] On the strength of this success, Feliciano won two Grammy Awards in 1968 for Best New Artist of the Year and Best Pop Male Performance, bringing him worldwide recognition as an avant-garde pop star due to his unique "crossover" style from Latino music to English-language pop/rock. He is widely recognized as the first virtuoso classical guitarist to bring the sound of a nylon-string guitar into the pop/rock scene. The Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger has complimented the cover.

Feliciano's "Star-Spangled Banner"

On October 7, 1968, at the height of protests against the Vietnam War, Feliciano was invited by Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Tiger Stadium in Detroit during Game 5 pre-game ceremonies of the 1968 World Series between the Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. His personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance[6] proved highly controversial and damaging to Feliciano's career in the months, even years, that followed. In an October 2006 NPR broadcast, however, he expressed pride at being the one to open the door for artists who could later interpret the nation's anthem. His World Series rendition, which features Feliciano accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar,[6] was released as a single that charted for 5 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 50; the first time the United States' anthem appeared on the American music charts. That recording of the national anthem is now on permanent exhibit in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Feliciano trying herring in Amsterdam (1970)

In 1969, Feliciano recorded two more albums with Rick Jarrard, 10 to 23 and the London Palladium double-disc LP, Alive Alive-O!, both of which were awarded gold discs.[11] He also worked with Quincy Jones on the Mackenna's Gold movie soundtrack, where he recorded the theme song "Old Turkey Buzzard" and appeared on numerous US television shows, performing duets with Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell, Andy Williams, and Diana Ross.

1970s[edit]

Feliz Navidad

In 1970, Feliciano released an album of Christmas music, again with Rick Jarrard, originally entitled Jose Feliciano, festively resembling a Christmas present in gold wrapping with a big green and red bow. Later, the album would assume the name of its most unlikely selection, that of the little song, Jose's composition, "Feliz Navidad". During the recording process, Rick had suggested that Jose write "a new Christmas song for the album!" Jose thought it impractical but began reminiscing about his childhood in Puerto Rico and moments later "Feliz Navidad" was born. "Feliz Navidad" has been covered internationally by countless artists, becoming a traditional part of the musical landscape around the world at Christmas time. Each year during the Christmas season, "Feliz Navidad" returns to the airwaves as one of the most played and most downloaded songs of the season. "Feliz Navidad" is also recognized by ASCAP as one of the 25 all-time most-played Christmas songs in the world and it is in the Grammy Hall of Fame.[12]

In 1971, he traveled to Italy to participate in the Sanremo Music Festival, singing the song "Che Sarà" in Italian, earning second place in that contest along with a standing ovation from the Italian public. Jose later recorded the song with Rick Jarrard, which became a success in Italy, and in much of Europe, including the Eastern Bloc countries, as well as in Asia. They recorded it in Spanish as "Qué Será", which became a hit in Central and South America, and in English as "Shake a Hand", which was a hit in the Scandinavian countries.

Feliciano wrote and performed the theme song to the 1970s comedy series Chico and the Man, and played a guest role in one episode as the cousin of Chico (Freddie Prinze), singer Pepe Fernando. In the 1970s, he acted and composed for television series and movies including McMillan & Wife, Kung Fu, and the soundtrack for the 1976 movie Aaron Loves Angela. He has also been a guest performer on many albums by other artists, including Bill Withers's +'Justments, John Lennon's Rock 'n' Roll, Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark, Michael Nesmith's Tantamount to Treason Vol. 1, and has given concerts with Carlos Santana, Cat Stevens, and Paul Simon.

In 1975, on his last RCA american heritage credit union king of prussia pa Just Wanna Rock'n'Roll Feliciano released his jazz-funk-Latin instrumental composition "Affirmation", which was re-released a year later by jazz guitarist George Benson on his hit album Breezin.

In early 1974, Jose performed behind the Iron CurtainPrague, Czechoslovakia, sharing the stage there with Czech idol, Karel Gott.

In 1979, he recorded a spontaneous version of his 1968 hit "Light My Fire" as a duet with rhythm and blues/pop singer Minnie Riperton. The duet was included on Riperton's final studio album for Capitol Records. Riperton died of cancer two months after its release. Feliciano recalls that the duet was unplanned, which is why he is not heard until the second half of the song. He and Riperton were friends and he just happened to be working in an adjoining studio while she was recording and popped in to say "hello!".

1980s[edit]

During the 1980s, after a brief stay on Motown with two English-language albums produced by Berry Gordy in 1981 and Rick Jarrard in 1983, Feliciano was a guest on the 1983 NBC television show Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever. Also during this time period, Jose Feliciano's manager Burl Hechtman and promoters Gary Mason and Leonardo Schultz met with President of Motown Records Jay Lasker and convinced him to record a Spanish album. They promised Lasker "big sales" and a Grammy nomination. The album would be produced by Leonardo Schultz and Exec Produced by Mason under the watchful eye of Hechtman. The album entitled Escenas Amor was a big hit in the Latin market and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Performance. A second album was green-lighted by Lasker, entitled Me Enamora with the same production team, which was an even bigger hit, and received a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Performance. During this time period, Mason and Schultz also arranged for Feliciano to perform at the Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar. Feliciano left Motown and released a number of successful records for that market, including the Motown albums Escenas de Amor and Me Enamoré, as well as others from RCA, EMI, and Capitol, garnering 4 more Grammy Awards for best Latin Performer. He recorded a duet called Por Ella with the most popular Mexican singer at the time, José José, which became a Latin hit. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, José recorded duets with Natalie Cole ("More Than the Stars" on her 1987 album Everlasting), Gloria Estefan (Tengo Que Decirte Algo on her 2000 album Alma Caribeña), Chamaco Rivera (Consuelo on his 1984 album Por Fin), jazz singer Diane Schuur ("By Design" and "The American Wedding Song" on her 1985 album Schuur Thing), and Paul Simon ("Born in Puerto Rico" on his 1997 album Songs from The Capeman). In 1982, Feliciano played guitar on the DeBarge record All This Love. In 1987 Feliciano gave two concerts in East Germany: One in Leipzig and another in East Berlin with the Berliner Sinfonie-Orchester.

Walk of Fame

Feliciano received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 1, 1987, galvanizing his high profile as a popular singer and celebrity. Feliciano was honored by the City of New York, which renamed Public School 155 as the Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School. His hands were cast on Madame Tussauds Museum's Wall of Fame and he has a star on the Walk of Fame of his native Puerto Rico. He also had a hit in 1987 in Austria with the song "The Sound of Vienna", which reached number 1 there for 4 weeks, and recorded with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. The Orchestra also performed with him live on national television at Danube Park in Vienna before more than 60,000 people.

1990s[edit]

When Jose Feliciano became a father in 1988, in 1991 and again in 1995, he enjoyed staying closer to home. Always loving radio and wanting to one day be a disc jockey, Jose teamed up with Mark Graham, the owner/programmer/DJ of radio station WMMM in Westport, Connecticut, where they co-hosted a weekly live radio broadcast called Speaking of Music. Here the comical duo would chat about the music of all kinds and Jose shared his vast knowledge of the music industry. Jose would play live on air, take questions from callers and interview guest artists. He enjoyed that post for over a year and says he learned a lot from the experience.

Feliciano released a cover version of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" in early 1990, and in 1994 he recorded a dance record in English entitled "Goin' Krazy" (MJM Records) under the pseudonym JF?.[13] Latino disk jockeys around the world supported the record, helping the 12-inch dance record chart on Billboard and earning him new and younger fans.[14][citation needed]

In 1996, he made a cameo appearance in the film Fargo as a state bank of india near me branch singer. Actor Steve Buscemi is remembered in the scene for his now-famous line, "It all depends on the entertainment. Jose Feliciano, you got no complaints."

Feliciano was also an inaugural member of the Independent Music Awards' judging panel to support independent artists.[15]

2000s[edit]

Jose Feliciano was presented the 2000 Grammy Legend Award at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards, as well as performed the theme song "Behind the Mask" for the television series Queen of Swords also in 2000.

In 2000 Guitarra Mía, a special tribute to Feliciano, was produced by the Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and aired both in Puerto Rico and in the US. This television special (and its soundtrack) featured Feliciano and many Puerto Rican and international stars singing some of his most famous songs, along with his personal favorites from other artists. It was first aired in December 2000, just 2 days after his mother died unexpectedly from a heart attack. The special's final scenes featured her giving her son a standing ovation, recorded for the occasion a month before.

On December 6, 2006, Feliciano's Spanish album, José Feliciano y Amigos, was released by Universal Records, featuring Feliciano in duets with other Latin American stars including Luis Fonsi, Lupillo Rivera, Luciano Pereyra, Rudy Pérez, Cristian Castro, Marc Anthony, Ramón Ayala, Alicia Villarreal, Ricardo Montaner, and Raúl di Blasio. A special edition was later released, featuring Ana Gabriel and Gloria Estefan.

In 2007, Feliciano released an album called Soundtrax of My Life, the first English-language album completely self-penned.

On October 16, 2007, Feliciano appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to perform "Old Turkey Buzzard," the theme song from Mackenna's Gold. For several months prior, Letterman had been using a clip from the movie and song as a running gag.

In 2008, Feliciano, a practicing Roman Catholic, performed at the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium in New York.[16]

In 2009, Jose jose feliciano biografia awarded his 7th Grammy for the album Señor Bolero.

2010s[edit]

On December 15, 2010, Feliciano appeared as the featured guest on the 37th episode of Daryl Hall's Webbie-Award-winning webcast Live From Daryl's House. Feliciano and Hall took turns on several numbers, including Feliciano's version of Light My Fire. On November 9, 2011, Feliciano received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

On May 10, 2010, Feliciano performed his rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Comerica Park in Detroit. This was part of the remembrance of Detroit Tigers radio announcer Ernie Harwell, who had recently died on May 4. Requested to perform it by Harwell, himself, before he died, Jose played it the capital one credit card benefits he had in 1968 with his acoustic guitar and his slow tempo, Latin jazz style.

In 2011, Feliciano signed with manager Howard Perl[17] and MBM Entertainment who immediately brought him to The Agency Group.[18] In January 2012, he was a guest in Memphis for the celebration of Elvis Presley's birthday, where he announced the release (on August 7, 2012) of his new album The King, a tribute to Elvis produced in collaboration with Elvis' best friend, radio personality George Klein and released by Johnny Phillips' Select-O-Hits label. On September 19, 2012, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, he was invited to sing God Bless America for the seventh-inning stretch of the New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium. Additionally, less than a month later, on October 14, 2012, Feliciano returned to baseball's post-season, and on national television, once again rendered his stylized version of the Star-Spangled Banner in San Francisco before the first game of the National League's Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Soon Feliciano appeared on a song with reggaeton artist Farruko called Su hija me gusta, where a young man tells a father I like your daughter.[19] He also began recording sessions[20] with Producers Howard Perl,[21] Jon Guggenheim, Juan Cristobal Losada, Wyclef Jean, Plácido Domingo, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Frank Licari.

In November 2017, Feliciano released a new Jazz and R&B Album with UK star-musician Jools Holland and sold out a 33-date tour throughout the UK and Ireland. The album became a hit and reached number 24 in the UK charts,[22] the first time for an LP by José after his 1970 LP "Fireworks."

2018–present: Feliciano celebrates his golden anniversary[edit]

The year 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of Feliciano's iconic, yet highly controversial, rendition of the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," as well as his entry onto the international music scene with his RCA recording of Feliciano!, which featured "Light My Fire." The anniversary year was celebrated for its impact on Feliciano's career with concerts performed around the world, including Australia, throughout Europe and North and South America.

Feliciano's golden anniversary year was highlighted in May with his return to his homeland of Puerto Rico. The event was held at the Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center, Centro de Bellas Artes, and was called Jose Feliciano: Transcendental 50th Aniversario de Oro y su Legado. To a full house, Feliciano and his homeland public shared his 50 years of musical celebrity in the two-hour spectacle.

On Flag Day, June 14, 2018, Feliciano was the keynote address speaker for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. where 19 new citizens pledged their allegiance to the United States. The event was held in Flag Hall, where the actual banner that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the poem which would become "The Star-Spangled Banner" is exhibited. At this same event a donation ceremony was held where Feliciano presented to the Smithsonian Museum his Candelas guitar with which he first rendered the "Star-Spangled Banner,", causing a national furor in 1968, along with other personal objects for the Smithsonian's permanent collection.

On September 8, 2018, Feliciano was invited by the Detroit Tigers baseball team to return to their field and perform the "Star-Spangled Banner" again as he had in 1968. The Tigers were facing the St. Louis Cardinals again and they wanted Feliciano to recapture the moment reminiscent of their own 50th anniversary of winning the World Series. This time around, the performance was met not with undertones of the hatred and hostility of 1968 but rather, with the uproarious cheers of an enthusiastically grateful crowd. 50 years later, Jose "Feliciano was finally at peace with his being the first artist to stylize the National Anthem publicly."

Feliciano's golden anniversary year culminated with a Christmas performance at the Vatican to perform in their annual Christmas celebration, Concerto di Natale, 2018. During their time in Rome, Feliciano and his son, Jonnie, were invited to attend a private audience with Pope Jose feliciano biografia.

In January 2019, Feliciano was invited to appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where they took their show on the road to Puerto Rico with composer, actor and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda to show the world that "The spirit and soul of Puerto Rico and her people are alive and well and that the Island, ravaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017, is indeed, ‘Open for Business.’ " Jose was joined onstage with Betrayal at house on the hill reddit Rico's hottest reggaton and Latin trap singer, Ozuna, where together they performed their Island's sentimental anthem, "En Mi Viejo San Juan." A studio version of the song was subsequently recorded for Anthem Records and released on June 7, 2019 on all of the major digital platforms around the world. 20% of its proceeds are going to Miranda's Flamboyan Arts Fund, which supports all facets of the arts including music, theater, visual arts, dance, literature and arts education programs for youth and thus ensuring that arts and culture continue to flourish during the reconstruction of Puerto Rico.

On the same weekend in New York City, Feliciano was honored during the 62nd Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. with a Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring him for his contributions to the world of music, while celebrating his roots and love for his island home.

During May and June 2019, Feliciano was recording an album for Anthem Records in both Nashville and Connecticut with his long-time producer, Rick Jarrard. The album is called Behind This Guitar and was released on January 31, 2020.

Personal life[edit]

Feliciano and his first wife Janna (1970)

Feliciano was divorced from his first wife, Janna (née Hilda Pérez, 1945–2018), in 1978.[23]

José Feliciano met Susan Omillian, a young art student in Detroit, Michigan in August 1971. After becoming friends and dating for 11 years they married in 1982. They have three children: a daughter, Melissa, and two sons, Jonathan and Michael. Susan was raised in Detroit and met Ernie Harwell during the controversy over Feliciano's rendition of the National Anthem in 1968. It was Harwell who later introduced her to Feliciano.[24] He and his family reside in Weston, Connecticut.

Parody[edit]

In December 2009 a parody of "Feliz Navidad" entitled "The Illegal Alien Christmas Song" was created by radio producers Matt Fox and A. J. Rice and posted on the website for Human Events, Washington-based weekly publication. The parody, sung in English, played on the stereotype of Mexican immigrants as heavy drinkers and that illegal immigrants were going to "spread bubonic plague".

Feliciano released a statement on December 23 on his official website:

This song has always been a bridge to the cultures that are so dear to me, never as a vehicle for a political platform of racism and hate. It's disgusting and my only wish that my song and I are distanced from the whole affair as soon as possible.[25]

In a statement to the Associated Press the same day, Jed Babbin, Human Events site editor, apologized for "any offense that Mr. Feliciano may have taken from this parody" and removed it from the site.[26]

Accolades[edit]

In Ponce, he is recognized at the Illustrious Ponce Citizens Plaza of the Parque del Tricentenario.[27]

In 1996, Feliciano was awarded the El Premio Billboard.[28]

He was also awarded the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.[29]

In 2000, Feliciano was inducted into the International Latin Music Hall of Fame.[30]

He was also inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.[31]

Discography[edit]

Main article: José Feliciano discography

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  18. ^Cobo, Leila (July 8, 2014). "The Agency Group Opens Miami Office to Target Latin Market (Exclusive)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
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  20. ^Jose Feliciano and Manager Howard Perl at the Willoughby Brewing Company, archived from the original on November 17, 2021, retrieved January 23, 2020
  21. ^"Howard Perl Entertainment Corporation". howardperl.com. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
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  24. ^"Musician will pay tribute to Harwell by singing national anthem in Detroit", The Detroit Free Press, p. 7B, Monday, May 10, 2010.
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  28. ^Lannert, John (May 4, 1996). "Int'l Latin Music Conference Brimming With Talent". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 108 (18): L-12. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  29. ^Salomon, Gisela (November 9, 2011). "Arroyo, Costa, Lora y Les Luthiers honrados por Academia Latina". Terra Networks (in Spanish). Archived from the original on February 25, 2016. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  30. ^"International Latin Music Hall of Fame Announces Year 2000 Inductees". March 1, 2000. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  31. ^Cantor-Navas, Judy (January 28, 2013). "Julio Iglesias in First Class to Enter Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2017.

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Nació en Izalco, Departamento de Sonsonate, en 1881, y murió linchado por una turba enardecida y xenofóbica de ladinos, prodictadura y terratenientes, luego fue colgado de un árbol con un lazo, para dar la impresión que había muerto ahorcado el 28 de enero de 1932. Usaba pelo corto, bigote y barba bien recortada, vestía camisa y pantalón de manta, caites de cuero y sombrero de palma, fue un hombre humilde, respetuoso, de voz apacible, firme y convincente, no hablaba mucho castellano sino en su lengua natal — el náhuat—, trabajó de jornalero, gustaba sembrar maíz negro, era devotamente cristiano, querido y apreciado por los demás indígenas. Casado con Josefa, hija de Patricio Shupan, quien era mayordomo principal de la cofradía del Corpus Christi (Espíritu Santo) y a la vez cacique de Izalco. Feliciano Ama recibió de su suegro respaldo y apoyo, él lo ayudaba a recibir a los mandaderos de la cofradía, recolectar las ofrendas y lo acompañaba a las reuniones importantes. Patricio Shupan murió a causa de un sorpresivo fortísimo dolor de estómago en 1917, luego de asistir a un almuerzo en la residencia presidencial con uno de los presidentes de la dinastía MeléndezQuiñónez, Carlos Meléndez. Para esos años Patricio Shupan ya reclamaba la expropiación de las tierras comunales que el gobierno le había arrebatado a los indígenas, la expropiación de éstas por parte del gobierno, el maltrato inhumano y la extrema explotación de que eran víctima los indígenas fue la semilla de la discordia que desembocó en la insurrección indígena y en donde jose feliciano biografia fuerza armada cometió el peor etnocidio del siglo XX. Fueron masacrados más de 30 mil indígenas; este hecho histórico es conocido y denominado por los historiadores gobiernistas como los "sucesos de 1932". Al fallecer Shupan, en 1917, Ama se convirtió en el cacique de los indígenas de Izalco y dirigente de la cofradía del Espíritu Santo, constituida en su totalidad por indígenas. Continuó él la demanda por la devolución de las tierras comunales, la denuncia y la condena por la violación de los derechos humanos cometida contra su pueblo. Mario Zapata y Alfonso Luna, jóvenes universitarios, al enterarse de los preparativos de la insurrección indígena liderada por el cacique Feliciano, llegaron a Izalco como dirigentes del Partido Comunista de El Salvador(PC), con el interés jose feliciano biografia aprovechar políticamente la situación con el propósito de que el PCS tomara la dirección. Pero era ya demasiado tarde, Feliciano y los otros dirigentes indígenas tenían previsto el levantamiento indígena y al PCS no le quedó otra opción que adherirse a la revuelta indígena. En la noche del 22 de enero de 1932, Feliciano Ama ingresó a Sonsonate con centenares de indígenas, pero en la

madrugada jose feliciano biografia gente extraña al movimiento, proveniente de Juayúa y ésta hizo destrozos, mataron al alcalde, cometieron acciones vandálicas y toda la responsabilidad se la atribuyeron injustamente al líder indígena Feliciano Ama, quien luego se replegó a unos huatales en las afueras de Izalco. Los ladinos comenzaron a pedir su cabeza y desarrollaron un racismo paranoico. La misión de atrapar a José Feliciano Ama fue encomendado a Cabrera, comandante de la guarnición de Izalco y reconocido como un matón que odiaba a los indígenas. Él salió con capital one canada business credit card perros hacia los alrededores de Izalco, iba con varias decenas de soldados armados "hasta los dientes" vestidos de paisano y cuando llegaron al lugar donde se encontraba el líder indígena, lo embosca-ron, lo capturaron y amarrado se lo llevaron. a la alcaldía. Ama gritaba: ¡vivan los indígenas!, ¡las tierras son nuestras¡, con su asesinato quisieron de esta forma apagar su voz por la justicia. Feliciano quedó suspendido de una ceiba frente a la Iglesia de la Asunción, como ejemplo de lo que le podía suceder a todo aquel que reclamara lo que le habían robado los terratenientes y los altos funcionarios de la dictadura de Maximiliano Hernández Martínez y de otros add business account to paypal anteriores


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Voz a Voz

Voz a Voz is pop, rhythm, and bachata layered over thought-provoking lyrics performed
in three-part harmony.  The group offers its public a sound that is fresh and modern.    Voz a Voz is without a doubt the future of Latin Pop and bachata music.

Formed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Voz a Voz consists of: Gilberto César D' OleoGio”, David  Rosario Pimentel and now, Ronny Mercedes.

It is not an easy task to identify the music that has influenced Voz a Voz.  While Gio makes reference to Ricardo Arjona and Joaquin Sabina, David references the Bee Gees and Nathan Morris, and Ronny remembers Marc Anthony, Luis Miguel, and Christian Castro. They produce a blend of pop and R&B they call "Passion Pop". Beyond the trio’s vocal harmonies, each member is an accomplished singer with range and control.

In November 2006 the group launched their CD “En Presencia del Futuro. It was accredited gold for selling more than 100,000 copies in USA & Puerto Rico and was retired in a special format:  “En Presencia del Futuro:  Gold Edition”

The production contains the same songs from their original album with new versions of the international hit song “UN PEDACITO DE NAVIDAD” including the participation of the six timer Grammy winner Jose Feliciano. As a result of the success obtained by this previous release, Voz a Voz was nominated for two Billboard Latin Music awards in 1997, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

Theirsecond musical production, titled “UNREACHABLES”, confirmed that they are by far the best vocalists of the genre, mixing and exchanging their vocals as no one else can. This album was produced by Voz a Voz and Martires de Leon in New York City, Santo Domingo and Los Angeles. 

Their new musical production, “El Mundo Gira”, under  the record label ZMG (Zamora Musical Group) and produced by Gilberto D’Oleo and Israel Kelly in New York City, mixes bachata, pop and other tropical rhythms. This new album contains the two most important and essential ingredients for a successful album: great songs and excellent vocal interpretations.  “ElMundo Gira”  consists of 12 excellent tracks, composed by Gilberto D’Oleo (“El Mundo Gira”, “Me Duele Tanto”, “No Es Necesario, Si Tu Te Vas De Mi, Cuatro Dias Sin Ti, Me Duele Tanto”), Michael Figueroa  (“Lloro”, “Quedate”), Israel Kelly  (“Angel”), Manny Barreto and Ronny Mercedes(“Me Puedo Enamorar”), M.A. Echevarria/C.A. Peralta (“Cuando En El Silencio”)and  a bachata version of Ricardo Arjona’ hit  “Como Duele&rdquo. The album’s first promotional single is “Cuando En Silencio&rdquo. 

 

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Dear friends,

this story began three years ago, when together with our friend José Feliciano, who is my great musical role model, I recorded a new and peppy version of his Christmas hit „Feliz Navidad“ - actually by accident. My dad, the producer of  José Feliciano, just recorded this new version with José when I got into the studio and just sang along for fun.     

. and it all started from there .

At first it was just this song, but it was always fun to be in the studio with my dad, and on most recordings I drummed on a cajon or a small snare . 

So my parents discovered my real passion for music, for the individual instruments, especially for the drums, and also for the singing. Nancy Hahn, the founder of iRead2Know iHeartRadio USA, became aware of me through the video of „Feliz Navidad“ and immediately was thrilled.

She contacted my parents, Helmuth and Carmen, and inspired us to record this album.

During my many intensive weeks of recording with my parents, with Jelena „The Golden Voice of Serbia“, with José Feliciano, who always took us in the studio and encouraged me to „feel“ the music, my musical family grew. Pete Art, my role model as an „Austro-Rock‘n‘Roller“, contributed some songs, Harald Büchel, our music and publishing expert, helped with the legal issues, Yavor Roussinoff, my dad‘s arranger and co-producer, took care of the great arrangements that you can hear on this CD. 

With this album I also want to encourage you, and you,and maybe you . and kids around the world, to also sense your musical talents, recognize them, and bring them to life. Even if obstacles stand in the way, do not give up, believe in yourself! „Yes, you can.

We all can. - Yes, we can! „

Thanks to all those involved in these recordings and to all contributors to this album for your tireless efforts, the countless hours and your patience - especially to my dad and producer, Helmuth Schärf, to my mom Carmen, to Jelena, José, Pete, Yavor and Harald - without this album wouldn’t have become true. 

Thank you for helping me realize this dream.                

                                                                     Come, sing along! 

                                                                                                                                                              Yours,FaWiJo

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Biography Paquito D’Rivera - alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, bandleader, recording artist, composer Paquito D’Rivera is a stellar example of the marriage of Latin American music and jazz. A Grammy winning, best selling artist with more than thirty solo albums to his credit, he is equally luminous on the soprano or alto saxophones, and clarinet. He is a genuine musical sophisticate with a broad span of endeavors and achievements. Born on the island of Cuba June 4, 1948, Paquito D’Rivera began his career as a child prodigy. A restless musical genius during his teen years, Mr. D’Rivera created various original and ground-breaking musical ensembles. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several Grammy nominations (1979, 1980) and a Grammy (1979). Paquito D'Rivera's first recognition as a solo artist by the Grammy Recording Academy came in 1996 with the highly acclaimed recording Portraits of Cuba. Since then, Mr. D'Rivera has received numerous recognitions as an artist and composer. Recently, Mr. D’Rivera received his 8th Grammy for Best Classical Recording for the recording Riberas with the Buenos Aires String Quartet, and is a recipient of the National Medal for the Arts. Additionally, D'Rivera was named one of the 2005 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters and most recently, he was honored in March 2007 with the Living Jazz Legend Award in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He also won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition 2004 for his “Merengue” as performed by the distinguished cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In both 2004 and 2006, the Jazz Journalists Association honored Mr. D’Rivera as the Clarinetist of the Year. The National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences paid tribute to Mr. D'Rivera with their Annual Achievement in Music Award. In May of 2003, he received a Doctorate Honoris Causa in Music, from the Berklee School of Music. In addition to his awards jose feliciano biografia recognitions, Paquito D'Rivera is the first artist to win Latin Grammys in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories (2003), for Historia del Soldado (L'Histoire du Soldat) and Brazilian Dreams with the New York Voices. In 2000, D'Rivera's Tropicana Nights received a Grammy. That same year, he received a nomination in the classical category for his Music of Two Worlds, featuring compositions by Schubert, Brahms, Guastavino, Villa Lobos, and Mr. D’Rivera himself. A 2001 Latin Grammy was awarded for his Quintet’s recording of Live at the Blue Note along with a nomination in the Classical Crossover category for The Clarinetist Vol. I. In 2002, he won again state bank of india near me branch a guest artist on the Bebo Valdes Trio's recording El Arte Del Sabor. While Paquito D'Rivera's discography includes over 30 solo albums in Jazz, Bebop and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are impressive. They include solo performances with the London Royal Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He has also performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Edd ca gov unemployment continued claim online, the Costa Rica National Symphony, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, among others. Additionally, D'Rivera tours worldwide with his ensembles: the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito Checking account chase vs bank of america Quintet. In 2005, he began touring with guitar duo Sergio and Odair Assad, in “Dances from the New World.” In his passion to bring Latin repertoire to greater prominence, Mr. D'Rivera has successfully created, championed and promoted all types of classical compositions, including his three chamber compositions recorded live in concert with Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall, September, 2003. In addition to his extraordinary performing career as an instrumentalist, Paquito D'Rivera has rapidly gained a reputation as an accomplished composer. Recognition of his significant compositional skills came in 2007 with the award of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, and the 2007-2008 appointment as Composer-In-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. His works often reveal his widespread and eclectic musical interests, ranging from Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, including influences encountered in his many travels, and back to his classical origins. “Conversations with Cachao,” a new concerto for double bass and clarinet/saxophone pays tribute to Cuba’s legendary bass player and received its premier in June, 2007 at Caramoor. Inspiration for another recent composition “Three Poems from the New World” came from the writing of Fortunato Villarrondo, José Martí, and Dana Gioia. The three poems explore themes of societal struggles regarding racial intolerance, hate, injustice, and the appreciation of friendship, love, and life. The work was commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Chamber Musicians at the Grant Park Music Festival in June, 2006. Another recent commission came about through ensemble Opus 21’s interest in building bridges between audiences of different backgrounds. Dedicated to the works and art music of the 21st century, Opus 21 commissioned “The Chaser” and premiered it in May, 2006. In 2005, Imani Winds, a woodwind quintet committed to the exploration of diverse world music traditions and the broadening of the traditional wind quintet literature, commissioned “Kites.” This work personifies freedom and the vision that liberty and independence have a foundation through culture and music. Just as a kite may fly freely, its path continues to be bound to the earth--its foundation, by the string. In 2002, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, commissioned Paquito D'Rivera to write a wind concerto entitled “Gran Danzón” jose feliciano biografia Bel Air Concerto) for acclaimed flutist Marina Piccinini. The premier was conducted by Leonard Slatkin at the Kennedy Center. The Baltimore Symphony and Ms. Piccinini recently presented the concerto at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in April, 2006. Other premieres include commissioned works for the Turtle Island String Quartet, The Ying String Quartet, and the International Double Reed Society’s 30th Anniversary in Banff, Canada. A 2002 Library of Congress commission resulted in the “Jazz Fantasy for Piano and Violin” written for Regina Carter. Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned D'Rivera's “Panamericana Suite” for their “As of Now” series in 2000. It was premiered and recorded by National Public Radio. Mr. D’Rivera is Artist in Residence at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and serves as a member of the board of directors of many influential artistic organizations in the United States, impacting both classical and jazz musical idioms. For ten years, Mr. D’Rivera has been Artistic Director of the famous world-class Festival International de Jazz en el Tambo in Uruguay. Guest musicians there have included such luminaries as McCoy Tyner, James Moody, Phil Woods and many more. Since his first recording as leader in 1981, Paquito D’Rivera has recorded over thirty albums at a steady clip of one per year. His latest release is “Funk Tango” (Sunnyside Records), and was released in 2007. He does not intend or appear to slow down on his abundant productions. Born June 4, 1948

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Voz a Voz

Voz a Voz is pop, rhythm, and bachata layered over thought-provoking lyrics performed
in three-part harmony.  The group offers its public a sound that is fresh and modern.    Voz a Voz is without a doubt the future of Latin Pop and bachata music.

Formed in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Voz a Voz consists of: Gilberto César D' OleoGio”, David  Rosario Pimentel and now, Ronny Mercedes.

It is not an easy task to identify the music that has influenced Voz a Voz.  While Gio makes reference to Ricardo Arjona and Joaquin Sabina, David references the Bee Gees and Nathan Morris, and Ronny remembers Marc Anthony, Luis Miguel, and Christian Castro. They produce a blend of pop and R&B they call "Passion Pop". Beyond the trio’s vocal harmonies, each member is an accomplished singer with range and control.

In November 2006 the group launched their CD “En Presencia del Futuro. It was accredited gold for selling more than 100,000 copies in USA & Puerto Rico and was retired in a special format:  “En Presencia del Futuro:  Gold Edition”

The production contains the same songs from their original album with new versions of the international hit song “UN PEDACITO DE NAVIDAD” including the participation of the six timer Grammy winner Jose Feliciano. As a result of the success obtained by this previous release, Voz a Voz was nominated for two Billboard Latin Music awards in 1997, including Album of the Year and Best New Artist.

Theirsecond musical production, titled “UNREACHABLES”, confirmed that they are by far the best vocalists of the genre, mixing and exchanging their vocals as no one else can. This album was produced by Voz a Voz and Martires de Leon in New York City, Santo Domingo and Los Angeles. 

Their new musical production, “El Mundo Gira”, under  the record label ZMG (Zamora Musical Group) and produced by Gilberto D’Oleo and Israel Kelly in New York City, mixes bachata, pop and other tropical rhythms . This new album contains the two most important and essential ingredients for a successful album: great songs and excellent vocal interpretations.  “ElMundo Gira”  consists of 12 excellent tracks, composed by Gilberto D’Oleo (“El Mundo Gira”, “Me Duele Tanto”, “No Es Necesario, Si Tu Te Vas De Mi, Cuatro Dias Sin Ti, Me Duele Tanto”), Michael Figueroa  (“Lloro”, “Quedate”), Israel Kelly  (“Angel”), Manny Barreto and Ronny Mercedes(“Me Puedo Enamorar”), M.A. Echevarria/C.A. Peralta (“Cuando En El Silencio”)and  a bachata version of Ricardo Arjona’ hit  “Como Duele”. The album’s first promotional single is “Cuando En Silencio”. 

 

Источник: http://www.americasalsa.com/biografias/voz_a_voz.html

Brenda Feliciano

About Me

Biography Paquito D’Rivera - alto and soprano saxophone, clarinet, bandleader, recording artist, composer Paquito D’Rivera is a stellar example of the marriage of Latin American music and jazz. A Grammy winning, best selling artist with more than thirty solo albums to his credit, he is equally luminous on the soprano or alto saxophones, and clarinet. He is a genuine musical sophisticate with a broad span of endeavors and achievements. Born on the island of Cuba June 4, 1948, Paquito D’Rivera began his career as a child prodigy. A restless musical genius during his teen years, Mr. D’Rivera created various original and ground-breaking musical ensembles. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several Grammy nominations (1979, 1980) and a Grammy (1979). Paquito D'Rivera's first recognition as a solo artist by the Grammy Recording Academy came in 1996 with the highly acclaimed recording Portraits of Cuba. Since then, Mr. D'Rivera has received numerous recognitions as an artist and composer. Recently, Mr. D’Rivera received his 8th Grammy for Best Classical Recording for the recording Riberas with the Buenos Aires String Quartet, and is a recipient of the National Medal for the Arts. Additionally, D'Rivera was named one of the 2005 NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters and most recently, he was honored in March 2007 with the Living Jazz Legend Award in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He also won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition 2004 for his “Merengue” as performed by the distinguished cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In both 2004 and 2006, the Jazz Journalists Association honored Mr. D’Rivera as the Clarinetist of the Year. The National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences paid tribute to Mr. D'Rivera with their Annual Achievement in Music Award. In May of 2003, he received a Doctorate Honoris Causa in Music, from the Berklee School of Music. In addition to his awards and recognitions, Paquito D'Rivera is the first artist to win Latin Grammys in both Classical and Latin Jazz categories (2003), for Historia del Soldado (L'Histoire du Soldat) and Brazilian Dreams with the New York Voices. In 2000, D'Rivera's Tropicana Nights received a Grammy. That same year, he received a nomination in the classical category for his Music of Two Worlds, featuring compositions by Schubert, Brahms, Guastavino, Villa Lobos, and Mr. D’Rivera himself. A 2001 Latin Grammy was awarded for his Quintet’s recording of Live at the Blue Note along with a nomination in the Classical Crossover category for The Clarinetist Vol. I. In 2002, he won again as a guest artist on the Bebo Valdes Trio's recording El Arte Del Sabor. While Paquito D'Rivera's discography includes over 30 solo albums in Jazz, Bebop and Latin music, his contributions to classical music are impressive. They include solo performances with the London Royal Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He has also performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, the Costa Rica National Symphony, the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, among others. Additionally, D'Rivera tours worldwide with his ensembles: the Chamber Jazz Ensemble, the Paquito D’Rivera Big Band, and the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet. In 2005, he began touring with guitar duo Sergio and Odair Assad, in “Dances from the New World.” In his passion to bring Latin repertoire to greater prominence, Mr. D'Rivera has successfully created, championed and promoted all types of classical compositions, including his three chamber compositions recorded live in concert with Yo-Yo Ma at Carnegie Hall, September, 2003. In addition to his extraordinary performing career as an instrumentalist, Paquito D'Rivera has rapidly gained a reputation as an accomplished composer. Recognition of his significant compositional skills came in 2007 with the award of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, and the 2007-2008 appointment as Composer-In-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. His works often reveal his widespread and eclectic musical interests, ranging from Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, including influences encountered in his many travels, and back to his classical origins. “Conversations with Cachao,” a new concerto for double bass and clarinet/saxophone pays tribute to Cuba’s legendary bass player and received its premier in June, 2007 at Caramoor. Inspiration for another recent composition “Three Poems from the New World” came from the writing of Fortunato Villarrondo, José Martí, and Dana Gioia. The three poems explore themes of societal struggles regarding racial intolerance, hate, injustice, and the appreciation of friendship, love, and life. The work was commissioned and premiered by the Chicago Chamber Musicians at the Grant Park Music Festival in June, 2006. Another recent commission came about through ensemble Opus 21’s interest in building bridges between audiences of different backgrounds. Dedicated to the works and art music of the 21st century, Opus 21 commissioned “The Chaser” and premiered it in May, 2006. In 2005, Imani Winds, a woodwind quintet committed to the exploration of diverse world music traditions and the broadening of the traditional wind quintet literature, commissioned “Kites.” This work personifies freedom and the vision that liberty and independence have a foundation through culture and music. Just as a kite may fly freely, its path continues to be bound to the earth--its foundation, by the string. In 2002, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, commissioned Paquito D'Rivera to write a wind concerto entitled “Gran Danzón” (The Bel Air Concerto) for acclaimed flutist Marina Piccinini. The premier was conducted by Leonard Slatkin at the Kennedy Center. The Baltimore Symphony and Ms. Piccinini recently presented the concerto at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in April, 2006. Other premieres include commissioned works for the Turtle Island String Quartet, The Ying String Quartet, and the International Double Reed Society’s 30th Anniversary in Banff, Canada. A 2002 Library of Congress commission resulted in the “Jazz Fantasy for Piano and Violin” written for Regina Carter. Jazz at Lincoln Center commissioned D'Rivera's “Panamericana Suite” for their “As of Now” series in 2000. It was premiered and recorded by National Public Radio. Mr. D’Rivera is Artist in Residence at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and serves as a member of the board of directors of many influential artistic organizations in the United States, impacting both classical and jazz musical idioms. For ten years, Mr. D’Rivera has been Artistic Director of the famous world-class Festival International de Jazz en el Tambo in Uruguay. Guest musicians there have included such luminaries as McCoy Tyner, James Moody, Phil Woods and many more. Since his first recording as leader in 1981, Paquito D’Rivera has recorded over thirty albums at a steady clip of one per year. His latest release is “Funk Tango” (Sunnyside Records), and was released in 2007. He does not intend or appear to slow down on his abundant productions. Born June 4, 1948

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Dear friends,

this story began three years ago, when together with our friend José Feliciano, who is my great musical role model, I recorded a new and peppy version of his Christmas hit „Feliz Navidad“ - actually by accident. My dad, the producer of  José Feliciano, just recorded this new version with José when I got into the studio and just sang along for fun.     

... and it all started from there ...

At first it was just this song, but it was always fun to be in the studio with my dad, and on most recordings I drummed on a cajon or a small snare .... 

So my parents discovered my real passion for music, for the individual instruments, especially for the drums, and also for the singing. Nancy Hahn, the founder of iRead2Know iHeartRadio USA, became aware of me through the video of „Feliz Navidad“ and immediately was thrilled.

She contacted my parents, Helmuth and Carmen, and inspired us to record this album.

During my many intensive weeks of recording with my parents, with Jelena „The Golden Voice of Serbia“, with José Feliciano, who always took us in the studio and encouraged me to „feel“ the music, my musical family grew. Pete Art, my role model as an „Austro-Rock‘n‘Roller“, contributed some songs, Harald Büchel, our music and publishing expert, helped with the legal issues, Yavor Roussinoff, my dad‘s arranger and co-producer, took care of the great arrangements that you can hear on this CD. 

With this album I also want to encourage you, and you,and maybe you ... and kids around the world, to also sense your musical talents, recognize them, and bring them to life. Even if obstacles stand in the way, do not give up, believe in yourself! „Yes, you can.

We all can. - Yes, we can! „

Thanks to all those involved in these recordings and to all contributors to this album for your tireless efforts, the countless hours and your patience - especially to my dad and producer, Helmuth Schärf, to my mom Carmen, to Jelena, José, Pete, Yavor and Harald - without this album wouldn’t have become true. 

Thank you for helping me realize this dream.                

                                                                     Come, sing along! 

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Источник: http://www.fawijo.com/About/

Biography

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Gabriel Da Silva
Drummer


Gabriel was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He grew up in a family of great musicians and in his early age began
studying at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Musical Conservatory in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. While he studying at the conservatory, he also received drum lessons and musical training from Danny Da Silva (Drummer and SoundEngineer), Wimel Da Silva (Pianist and Musical Director) and Andres Briceño (Drums Instructor). He later studied audio engineering and computing at the Lisandro Alvarado University and Fermin Toro University respectively.


Da Silva has participated in the studio recording and live concerts of several great bands and artists such as Christine Dclario, Mary Alessi, Israel Houghton, Blest, Seth Condrey, Danilo Montero, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alpha & Omega Church, Metro Life Church, The Good Samaritan Church, Gsc Church, Rendezvous (Trinity Church Miami), Fellowship Church Miami, The Good News Church, The Worship Tabernacle Church, Christ Journey Church Miami, Crimson Soul, Doris Machin, Rene Gonzalez, Jaime Murrel, Benjamin Rivera, Samuel Hernandez, Alberto Motessi Crusade, Luis Palau Crusade, Aline Barros, Melodie Joy, Gabriel Fernandez "El Chamo Gabriel", Cintron, Renan Carias, Heri Hernandez, Raul Morera, Lucrecia Duran, Mac Sore, Face To Face, Jesi Leon, Luigi Castro, Art Aguilera, Carlos Carcache, and Blest; among others.


Many of thementioned bands have been nominated, some are even recipients, of major awards including Grammys, Dove, and Harp. Gabriel Da Silva has had the privilege of working with the company Mexico Internacional over a span of several years during which he was recruited tobe a part of various TV channels like Univision, Telemundo, Telefutura, TV Azteca. He has participated as a musician in play backs for Despierta America, Sabado Gigante, Escandalo TV, Billboard Awards, De Mañanita.


He has also participated in the filming of TV Commercials for Head and Shoulders and Direct TV, accompanying artists such as Thalia, Laura Paussini, Chayanne, David Bisbal, Luis Fonsi, Alex Hubago, Christian Castro, Miguel Bose, Jeremias, Nek, Lu, Jose Feliciano, Funky, Marcos Witt, Belinda, Chenoa, Patricia Manterola, Sheyla Durcal, Yordano, and many more.


He is currently based in Miami - USA. Participating as a Music / Tech director in One City Church Miami, session drummer in several recording studios in the city, leading out Tours, Concerts and Clinics nationally and internationally.

Since 2008 is part of the exclusive artists of Sabian cymbals company.
In 2013 he became part of exclusive artists of Cympad, In 2015 became part of the family of 1964 Custom in ears monitors, and is the owner and C.O. of GD Custom drums.
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Источник: http://www.gabrieldasilva.net/about-us.html

One of the most prominent Latin-born performers of the pop era, Puerto Rican guitarist, singer, and composer José Feliciano found mainstream success in the late 1960s with his appealing mix of flamenco guitar, bolero, folk, and easy listening pop music. Already a success in Latin America, Feliciano scored a major American hit with his 1968 cover of the Doors' "Light My Fire," before inciting controversy with his jazzy rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" during the World Series in October of that year. His 1970 Christmas pop classic "Feliz Navidad" went on to become one of the most ubiquitous songs in the holiday canon. Throughout the '70s and '80s, he remained a popular touring and recording artist, releasing a variety of Spanish- and English-language albums, guesting on albums by major artists like John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, and ...
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Señor Bachata One of the most prominent Latin-born performers of the pop era, Puerto Rican guitarist, singer, and composer José Feliciano found mainstream success in the late 1960s with his appealing mix of flamenco guitar, bolero, folk, and easy listening pop music. Already a success in Latin America, Feliciano scored a major American hit with his 1968 cover of the Doors' "Light My Fire," before inciting controversy with his jazzy rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" during the World Series in October of that year. His 1970 Christmas pop classic "Feliz Navidad" went on to become one of the most ubiquitous songs in the holiday canon. Throughout the '70s and '80s, he remained a popular touring and recording artist, releasing a variety of Spanish- and English-language albums, guesting on albums by major artists like John Lennon, Joni Mitchell, and Bill Withers, and composing for television shows like Chico and the Man and Kung Fu. Feliciano's success extended into the next century as he continued to explore a variety of musical styles, earning a pair of Grammy Awards for his 2008 album Señor Bachata and recording a high-profile collaboration with Jools Holland on the 2017 jazz and R&B set, As You See Me Now.

Feliciano was born September 10, 1945, in Lares, Puerto Rico; the victim of congenital glaucoma, he was left permanently blind at birth. Five years later, he and his family moved to New York City's Spanish Harlem area; there Feliciano began learning the accordion, later taking up the guitar and making his first public appearance at the Bronx's El Teatro Puerto Rico at the age of nine. While in high school he became a fixture of the Greenwich Village coffeehouse circuit, eventually quitting school in 1962 in order to accept a permanent gig in Detroit; a contract with RCA followed a performance at New York's Gerde's Folk City, and within two years, he appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. After bowing with the 1964 novelty single "Everybody Do the Click," he issued his flamenco-flavored debut LP The Voice and Guitar of Jose Feliciano, trailed early the next year by The Fantastic Feliciano.

A Bag Full of Soul Unhappy with the direction of his music following the release of 1966's A Bag Full of Soul, Feliciano returned to his roots, releasing three consecutive Spanish-language LPs -- Sombras...Una Voz, Una Guitarra, Mas Exitos de Jose Feliciano, and Sentimiento, La Voz y La Guitarra -- on RCA International, scoring on the Latin pop charts with the singles "La Copa Rota" and "Amor Gitana." With 1968's Feliciano!, he scored a breakthrough hit with a soulful reading of the Doors' "Light My Fire" that launched him into the mainstream pop stratosphere; a smash cover of Tommy Tucker's R&B chestnut "Hi Heel Sneakers" solidified his success, and soon Feliciano found himself performing the national anthem during the 1968 World Series in Detroit. His idiosyncratic Latin jazz performance of the song proved highly controversial, and despite the outcry of traditionalists and nationalists, his status as an emerging counterculture hero was secured, with a single of his rendition also becoming a hit.

Alive Alive-O! In 1969, Feliciano recorded three LPs -- Souled, Alive Alive-O!, and 10 to 23 -- and won a Grammy for Best New Artist, though it was his self-titled 1970 Christmas album that yielded his most enduring original song. "Feliz Navidad," his Latin pop holiday hit, went on to become a perennial Christmas staple for decades to come and has been widely covered by other artists. Throughout the remainder of the '70s, Feliciano remained an active performer, touring annually and issuing a number of LPs in both English and Spanish, including 1973's Steve Cropper-produced Compartments; he also appeared on the Joni Mitchell hit "Free Man in Paris," and guested on a number of television series including Kung Fu and McMillan and Wife. He also wrote the theme song for the sitcom Chico and the Man, which edged into the Top 100 singles chart in 1974.

Tu Inmenso Amor (Your Immense Love) In 1980, Feliciano was the first performer signed to the new Latin division of Motown, making his label debut with an eponymous effort the following year. His recorded output tapered off during the course of the decade, although he occasionally resurfaced with LPs including 1987's Tu Inmenso Amor and 1989's I'm Never Gonna Change. A school in East Harlem was renamed the Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School in his honor. In 1996, he also appeared briefly in the hit film Fargo and in 2000 received the Grammy Legend Award. A handful of Spanish-language albums appeared in the early part of the decade and in 2006, Feliciano returned with the instrumental Six-String Lady album, kicking off a prolific run that saw a steady stream of releases well into the 2010s. His highest-profile project during this period was a 2017 duet album with Jools Holland called As You See Me Now. Heading into the next decade, Feliciano reunited with longtime producer Rick Jarrard for 2020's Behind This Guitar, his first album to be recorded in Nashville.

Источник: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/jos%C3%A9-feliciano-mn0000271113/biography

Michael Sweeney composer / arranger

date of birth: 10.09.1952

Michael Sweeney (born 1952) is an ASCAP award-winning American composer[1] and musician. He lives in Shorewood, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
Sweeney studied music education and composition at Indiana University Bloomington. Sweeney taught five years in public schools of Ohio and Indiana, where he taught many concert, jazz and marching programs (including three years with the Greenwood High School Marching Woodmen) for students from elementary to high school.

Since 1982, he has worked full time for Hal Leonard Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is currently Director of Band Publications. In addition, he contributes as a composer and arranger in all instrumental areas. Sweeney is particularly known for his writing at the younger levels for concert and jazz bands, and has over 500 publications to his credit. His works appear on numerous state contest lists and his music is regularly performed around the world. An ASCAP award-winning composer, his "Ancient Voices" (1994) and "Imperium" (1992) are analyzed in music education texts from GIA Publications.

Sweeney is also in demand as a clinician and conductor for honor bands and music festivals.

Источник: https://www.hebu-music.com/en/musician/michael-sweeney.308/
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