“I am a purist at heart. Kurzweil provides the most authentic piano frequencies and action in concert grand piano sounds and vintage keyboards such as Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer. Kurzweil cuts through live with a dynamic range at any size venue and also performs on recordings above and beyond the competition. The individual orchestra sounds are fat and dynamic. Kurzweil continues to be my instrument of choice and has been for almost 20 years.”
– Martin Guigui, Music Director, Composer, Grammy nominated Music Producer, and award-winning filmmaker
Martin Guigui has worked on over 100 productions, produced over 50 music albums, toured extensively, and is Music Director for the “Guitar Legends” Broadcast Concert TV Series. Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of famed Symphony Orchestra Conductor Maestro Efrain Guigui, Martin had an eclectic upbringing in New York, Puerto Rico and Vermont, a music prodigy playing Violin at age four, his concert debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony at age 12, and now an accomplished Pianist and Hammond B3 player.
Guigui has worked with Stars and Icons of the Entertainment industry and has shared the stage, recorded, and performed with music greats including Billy Gibbons, Christina Aguilera, Travis Tritt, Peter Frampton, Brad Paisley, Daryl Hall, Stephen Stills, Lady Gaga, James Cotton, Slash, Sammy Hagar, Dave Navarro, Jimmie Vaughan, George Thorogood, Sheila E, Lyle Lovett, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, Lemmy Kilmister, Keb Mo, Kenny Loggins, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, Sam Moore, David Byrne, Julio Iglesias Jr, Lucinda Williams, Grace Potter, Phish, Yolanda Adams, Nancy Wilson, Robby Krieger, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Robert Randolph, Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Larkin Poe, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Vernon Reid, Don Felder (Eagles), Richie Sambora, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Jake Owen, Joan Osborne, The Gatlin Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Forbert, Bo Diddley, Bret Michaels, Billy Ray Cyrus, Haley Reinhart, Orianthi, and many others.
Recipient of songwriting Billboard Awards, ASCAP Performance Awards, United Nations Award, Caesar Award, Golden Spirit Award, numerous “Best Director” Festival Awards, twice honored by City Of Los Angeles for artistic contributions to music education, Martin produces broadcast charity events regularly for America Salutes You, Endangered Species, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.
Most recently Guigui helped organize and Music Directed the iconic “One America” Concert Event hosted by the 5 living U.S. Presidents raising $45 Million Dollars for Hurricane relief. Martin is a contributing author to the book “After Shock” (50th anniversary of “Future Shock”), is President of Sunset Pictures, and EVP of Pacific Records.
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