Amaury Gutiérrez

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Amaury Gutiérrez
Born (1963-09-09) September 9, 1963 (age 55)
San Antonio de las Vueltas, Cuba
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Piano, Guitar
Years active1989-present
Associated actsA.B. Quintanilla, Kumbia All Starz
Websitehttp://www.amaurygutierrez.net

Amaury Gutierrez is a Cuban singer and composer.

Early life[edit]

Amaury Gutierrez was 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, an institution where he earned a scholarship.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

In his compositions, Amaury Gutiérrez puts special emphasis on the vocal element, not only for his academic past, but also due to the particular feelings that his voice imbues in his performances. His influences include Pablo Milanes, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Ruben Blades, Andy Montañez, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Soraya, and Paul McCartney. Gutierrez has stated that he finds it easier to compose music first and then develop the text, having as his principal instrument the guitar.[citation needed]

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, the authorial sense of the golden age of bolero, and even Mexican music.[citation needed]

His first album, Amaury Gutierrez (1999) was nominated for a Latin Grammy and sold more than 600,000 copies. He received the Up-and-Coming Artist of the Year Onda Award in Spain in 2000. In 2009 Gutierrez celebrated with a spectacular concert the 20th anniversary of his artistic career with a production by Jossel Calveiro, Reinaldo "Pachy" Lopez and Fernando "Teo "Calveiro, and where he was joined by guests such as Luis Enrique, Gema Corredera among others.

In 2011 he received a Latin Grammy.[citation needed]

Activism[edit]

He has supported the dissident movement Yo No Coopero Con La Dictadura (Do Not Cooperate with the Dictatorship).[1][2]

Discography[edit]

  • Amaury Gutiérrez (1999)
  • Piedras y Flores (2000)
  • Alma Nueva (2001)
  • Pedazos de Mi (2006)

Featured singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amaury Gutierrez- Yo No Coopero". YouTube.
  2. ^ "Artistas Cubanos". nocooperacion.org. Archived from the original on 2010-01-28.

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