LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2010
Adonis Puentes has been invited to perform at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival alongside such artists as Toni Braxton, Kenny “babyface” Edmonds, John Legend and many others. Puentes’ unique and upbeat Salsa melodies have mesmerized audiences and made him one of the Latin Jazz scenes must-see artists and is now ready to put his stamp to Salsa music the world over. Don’t miss his live performance at what is considered the best Jazz Festival in the world.
Adonis along with his brother Alexis (now an accomplished multi-instrumentalist) relocated to Canada, where the Puentes Brothers would record their first CD called Morumba Cubana. The disc caught the ears of the Canadian music industry that rewarded the brothers in 2001 with a Juno Award nomination (the Canadian Grammy), as well as a West Coast Music Award and a Canadian Independent Music Award.
After such a warm reception in his adopted home, Adonis was ready to take a giant step forward toward the realization of his personal musical vision. In 2005, he released his first solo album called 'Vida' or 'Life'. Containing a diverse and dance-friendly collection of original, contemporary takes on Cuban tradition, radio programmers nationally began spinning their favorites and Vida ended up on many Top 10 charts. The video single for 'Comerciante' entered Much More Music's Top 5. In his West Coast home, Adonis received the Island Music Award for Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Canada's National broadcasting service, the CBC, recorded Adonis LIVE for a national audience, while his growing reputation as a gifted singer spread south where he has continued to tour and perform on radio, television, concerts and festivals in the US.
Recently Adonis recorded lead vocals with Legendary Percussionist Orestes Vilato whose album 'It's About Time' received a Latin Grammy Nomination in 2009. Juan de Marcos, one of the masterminds behind the Buena Vista Social Club project and leader of the groundbreaking Afro-Cuban Allstars calls Adonis, 'Verdadero Sonero,' - A True Sonero. To date, Adonis has shared stages with illustrious Latin music legends like Celia Cruz, Oscar De Leon, Juan De Marcos and The Afro Cuban All Stars, Paquito De Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Orlando Valle 'Maraca,' Cuban Timba All Stars, Giovanni Hidalgo, Pianist Hilario Duran, Jane Bunnett and Pancho Quinto, as well as Jazz greats Hubert Laws, and Kenny Burrell.
Adonis thrives on the growth and acclaim for his original sonero sound. As he puts it, "I feel like a messenger of my roots and tradition, blessed that with me I have taken my music and heritage to many different places in the world; from Cuba, to Canada, USA, Mexico, Europe. My mission is to make you dance and enjoy my melodies and rhythms." His music bridges generations and cultures with a charisma and delivery that shines brighter than life in intimate or full-blown arrangements, from solo performances with piano or guitar accompaniment to fronting orchestras. Throughout history, these traits have been characteristic to the great soneros and this is the time for Adonis Puentes.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see numerous Jazz artists and listen to one of the best Jazz/Latin Jazz artists of our times… Adonis Puentes perform live at JavaJazz Festival 2010.
About Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival
Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is brought to you by Java Festival Production, a company engaged in delivering integrated world-class music entertainment & lifestyle, working together with government, private sectors and community, locally and internationally, in mutually beneficial and sustained relationships. Our vision is to be recognized as one of the most professional entertainment providers in the region with programs most recognized for its quality, innovation and impact in promoting peace, cross-cultural synergy and growth of music and tourism industries. We are a company that values quality, innovation, service, commitment, win-win, long term relationship.
By establishing a vibrant new cultural image of the capital as a centre for Indonesia's vastly diverse music and culture, including jazz, we are committed to ensuring Jazz continues to have a prominent voice in Jakarta and across Indonesia. Though the festival in its present form was born of a dream, it now lives on as a reality - a flagship event in Indonesia and one of the biggest music festivals in the world. For more information visit: http://www.javajazzfestival.com/
About Emerson Bran Management
Emerson Bran Management is a full-service booking and management agency established in 1999 exclusively in the Latin & Jazz industry. Our commitment is to bring you the best performers in Jazz, Fusion Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban music and more. EBM artists are some of the finest performers, clinicians and educators the world over. From celebratory international and national headlining performances, to unforgettable collaborations and special presentations, for more information on our artist or to book an event please visit us at http://www.emersonbranmanagement.com.
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