Jaime Roos

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Jaime Roos
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Jaime Roos in 2007
Background information
Birth name Jaime Andrés Roos Alejandro
Born (1953-11-12) November 12, 1953 (age 63)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass
Years active 1977–present
Labels EMI

Jaime Roos (born November 12, 1953, in Montevideo) is an Uruguayan singer, composer and record producer. In 2000, he won a Silver Condor Award for Best Score Musician in El Amateur. He has French blood from his father's side. His grandfather migrated from Germany at the end of 19th century.

The drums that go through the Barrio Sur, what the radio broadcasts, the music from the 'tablados' in the carnaval, the Beatles and rock have been some of the influences that he had to create a music with personality and his own signature, that came along with the success that he has in his own country and is extending to an international level. Thse features make him one of the most popular Uruguayan singers, with great record sales and the tickets to his shows sold out.

He lived when he was a kid in a small apartment in the Convención street, meters away from Durazno, corner that he immortalized in one of his most famous songs "Durazno y Convención". His music mixed rock, candombe, milonga, tango and murga, performing the sound of Montevideo. He is a famous supporter of Defensor Sporting, to whose first championship he dedicated one of his most famous songs, "Cometa de La Farola". Among his famous songs are "Brindis por Pierrot", "Amándote" and "Si me voy antes que vos".

Early life[edit]

From a French father, René Ross, and Uruguayan mother Catalina Alejandro, he was born in the Barrio Sur of Montevideo. Music was always present in the Roos family. His uncle, the musician Georges Roos, introduced him to The Beatles and jazz and her mother introduced him to Uruguayan popular music and Latin American music. The first formal instrument that Roos played was a Brazilian gianini that he got from his father. He took some lessons in a Montevideo conservatory before he started high school.



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