“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
Martin Guigui has produced over 30 music albums, soundtracks, composed for TV and Film. Guigui has written and directed Feature Films, Executive Produced high profile movies and worked with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.. Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of Famed Symphony Orchestra Conductor Efrain Guigui, grew up in New York, Puerto Rico and Vermont. An accomplished pianist and Hammond B-3 organ player, Guigui has performed and recorded beside Billy Gibbons, James Cotton, Daryl Hall, Orianthi, Tedeschi Trucks, Grace Potter, Jimmie Vaughan, Warren Haynes, Sheila E, Steve Earle, John Popper, Jose Feliciano, Billy Ray Cyrus, Joan Osborne, Bo Didley, Phish, Eric Johnson to name a few. He has opened with his own group for Eddie Money, Talking Heads, Mathew Sweet, Steve Forbert and NRBQ and has produced among others Smokey Robinson, Bret Michaels, The Slip, Jim Infintino, Jamie Lee Thurston, Gordon Stone, Kip Meaker and Chad Hollister. Guigui, a Grammy voting member has built a reputation as a skilled composer whose work has appeared in Independent Films, Network Television, National Radio spots and children’s programming. Guigui has received numerous Billboard Awards for his songwriting, ASCAP Performance Awards, is the proud recipient of a Caesar Award, Golden Spirit Award, won Best Director award at the USA Film Festival for his work on “Swing”. Guigui produced PBS highlights including music driven documentaries Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton and Sun Ra.
He has twice been honored by the City Of Los Angeles for his contributions as an artist to music education. Martin is co-founder and President of Sunset Pictures which also houses Old School Records, a music label. Martin finds time to organize events to raise thousands of dollars for charities such as HonorVet, Prevention Of Child Abuse, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Rock For Diabetes and Cancer research. Guigui is a member of the DGA, WGA, SAG, NARAS, ASCAP.
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