Juan Carlos Paz y Puente
|Juan Carlos Paz y Puente|
|Birth name||Juan Carlos Paz y Puente|
February 2, 1964 |
Mexico City, Mexico
|Genres||jazz, latin, world music, pop, rock|
|Occupations||Musician, Record executive, Record producer, Educator|
|Associated acts||Frank Sinatra, Carlos Santana, Elán, Celia Cruz, David Foster, Jan Carlo DeFan, Maná, Café Tacvba, José José, Edith Márquez, Narada Michael Walden, Fabrizio Grossi, Francisco Céspedes, La Ley, Eduardo Diazmuñoz|
Prof. Paz y Puente was one of the founding members of the Fermatta Music Academy to which he is no longer affiliated having moved on to other endeavors.
As a musician he began playing the drums and making arrangements for well known Traditional Mexican and Spanish recording artists, such as Armando Manzanero, and then became Musical Director, drummer and arranger for Pandora, Camilo Sesto, Hernaldo Zúñiga and Rocío Dúrcal all of with which he toured extensively.
His skills as a musician and music business man as well as producer and arranger, Paz y Puente was given the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing & A&R for Warner Music Mexico.
As producer, composer, arranger and musical director Paz y Puente has worked with an extensive list of artists like: Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, David Foster, Vinnie Colaiuta, Lucero, Jon Anderson, Peter Erskine, John Carpenter, Greg Bissonette, Randy Waldman, Maná, Café Tacvba, Clare Fischer, José José, Guadalupe Pineda, Napoleón, Jorge Hernández from Los Tigres del Norte, Enrique Nery, Alejandro Fernández, Emmanuel, Ana Bárbara, Edith Márquez, Los Temerarios, Ana Gabriel, Mauricio Abaroa, Bill Schnee, Lee Sklar, Tim Pierce, Narada Michael Walden, Robbie Buchanan, Dave Frazer, Fabrizio Grossi, Francisco Céspedes, La Ley, Humberto Gatica,Jorge Arellano, Ricardo Montaner, Bebu Silvetti, Luis Fernando Ochoa, Daniela Luján, Fernando Osorio, Emmanuele Rufinengo, Carlos Chávez Symphonic Orchestra, Eduardo Diazmuñoz, Loris Ceroni, Mark Kamins, Jim Gaines, Joey Mosk, Piero Cassano, Thalía, Arturo Velasco, Erich Bulling, Oscar Vallejo, Michael Thompson, Bruce Gowdy, Mijares, Denise De Kalafe and Guillermo "Memo" Gil, to name but a few.
As a producer, he also participated in the Spanish version of "You'll See" for Madonna, written by Paz Martínez and produced by David Foster.
Awards & Committees
Professor Paz y Puente is a recipient of the "El Sol de Oro" from the Mexican National Journalist Council and has been a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee for Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences that overseas the Latin Grammy Awards.
As a producer for Francisco Cespedes album Vida Loca, he won 3 Premios Amigo in Spain for: "Best Latin Album", "Best Male Latin Artist" and "Best New Latin Artist" by selling over a 1,000,000 albums worldwide.
Professor Paz y Puente frequently lectures at universities in the United States and Mexico. Professor Paz y Puente teaches periodically at UCLA and has taught both Song Composition and Latin Music Business there.
In celebration of the Mexican Bicentennial, Juan Carlos Paz y Puente co-produced and arranged a special project with Mexican recording artist Elán Recuerdos y Tequila is a collection of songs from some of Latin America and Spain's most beloved and well known composers and songwriters with special musical arrangements meant to honor the songs original melodies.
This project feature Peter Erskine on drums (Weather Report, Steely Dan, Diana Krall); percussionist Alex Acuna (Elvis Presley, U2, Weather Report) Brian Bromberg on bass (Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Bublé) Michael Thompson (guitarist) on guitar (Michael Jackson, Ringo Starr) Lee Thornburg (Chicago, Supertramp) and orchestral arrangements by Eduardo Diazmuñoz.
Juan Carlos is married to Sibila Reyes, they have two children.
- Elán, album Recuerdos y Tequila credit: Co-producer and arranger
- Elán, album Street Child credit: Arranger
- Clare Fischer, album Introspectivo credit: Producer
- Francisco Céspedes, album Vida Loca credit: Producer
- Francisco Céspedes, album Donde Está la Vida credit: Producer and Composer
- Café Tacvba, album Revés / Yo soy credit: A&R
- Maná, album MTV Unplugged credit: A&R
- La Ley, album Uno credit: A&R
- La Ley, album Vértigo credit: A&R and Executive Producer
- Edith Márquez, album Frente a ti credit: A&R and Executive Producer
- Edith Márquez, album Caricias del cielo credit: A&R and Executive Producer
- Lucero, album Mi Destino credit: Composer
- José José, album Homenaje en vivo 30 años credit: Arranger
- El Tri, album Sinfónico credit: A&R and Executive Producer
- El Tri, album Fin de siglo credit: A&R
- El Tri, album Cuando tu no Estás credit: A&R
- Ricardo Montaner, album Con la London Metropolitan Orchestra credit: A&R
- Ricardo Montaner, album Es Así credit: A&R
- Alex Lora, album Lora su Lira y sus Rolas credit: A&R