September 9, 1963 |
San Antonio de las Vueltas, Cuba
|Instruments||Vocals, Piano, Guitar|
|Associated acts||A.B. Quintanilla, Kumbia All Starz|
Amaury Gutierrez is a singer and Cuban composer born on September 9, 1963. When he was in high school decided to pursue music and his chance came in response to a call from the School of Art Instructors, institution where he earned a scholarship. In his compositions, Amaury Gutiérrez puts special emphasis on the voice element, not only for its academic past, but by the particular feeling that imbues their performances. His influences as a songwriter and singer are many and come from such diverse sources as Pablo Milanes, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Ruben Blades, Andy Montañez, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Soraya, and even Paul McCartney. In the creative process of composition, Amaury admits that owns more easily to compose the music first and then develop the text, with the main instrument, his inseparable companion: the guitar. Amaury Gutierrez defines his style as "Cuban Pop", a mixture of various musical genres including the old and the Nueva Trova, a few twists of contemporary music and the authorial sense of the golden age of bolero, and even music and Mexican poetry.
His first album Amaury Gutierrez (1999) was nominated for a Latin Grammy and sold more than 600,000 copies. He received the award for artist of gap year in Spain Onda Award in 2000. In 2009 Amaury Gutierrez celebrated with a spectacular concert the 20th anniversary of his artistic career with a production of Jossel Calveiro, Reinaldo "Pachy" Lopez and Fernando "Teo "Calveiro, where he was joined by guests such as Luis Enrique, Gema Corredera among others.
In 2011 he received the Latin Grammy.
- Amaury Gutiérrez (1999)
- Piedras y Flores (2000)
- Alma Nueva (2001)
- Pedazos de Mi (2006)
- 2008: "A Puro Grito" (Kumbia All Starz featuring Amaury Gutiérrez)