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2012-01-20

7:30 PM

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Gregorio Uribe Pluma y Vino Boston CD release show

Featuring: Gregorio Uribe - lead vocals, accordion, guitar, percussion
Juancho Herrera - guitar
Andres Rotmistrovsky - Bass
Marcelo Woloski - Percussion

Gregorio Uribe, better known for leading a 16-piece big band and making his audience dance "'till they drop" to his funky Cumbia groove, is ready to show his fan another side of himself. Although he continues to lead his orchestra, Gregorio is on the verge of releasing his new acoustic album "Pluma y Vino" ("Pen and Wine") which encompasses 10 beautiful songs that show a more intimate and romantic side of him. With his poetic lyrics and his fresh take on such Latin American rhythms as Bolero, Currulao, Bullerengue and Trova, this album will capture the heart of his audience in a whole new way. Although Pluma y Vino is driven by Gregorio's soothing vocals and his nylon-string guitar, this album will take the listener through a range of colors added by accordion melodies, cello arrangements, grooving percussion and clarinet solos giving, each song its unique character.

Gregorio Uribe was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. At the age of 17, he decided to explore different Latin music genres by backpacking and performing in streets, buses and beaches around South America. After this experience, Gregorio earned his Summa Cum Laude degree at Berklee
College of Music in Boston where he was influenced by Jazz arranging, which induced him to create a very unique project: The Gregorio Uribe Big Band: a 16-piece musical experience that blends Afro-Colombian rhythms
with funk grooves and powerful big band arranging.

His energetic and innovative approach to the music of his country has led him to share the stage with such renowned artists as Grammy-winners Rubén Blades and Carlos Vives and to perform at the Kennedy Center in
Washington, DC. Uribe has been interviewed by CNN, NY1, New York Daily News and also by some of the most prestigious press in Colombia, such as El Tiempo (Colombia’s largest newspaper) and Jet Set magazine.

Gregorio performs with his big band the first Thursday of every month at Zinc Bar (www.zincbar.com) in the heart of the Greenwich Village in New York City, filling up the place to a capacity the fire marshal wouldn’t approve of! The band has performed at the Rhode Island State House, Gloria Estefan’s Bongos Café in Miami, Regattarbar in Boston and in some of New York City’s most renowned venues including the Highline Ballroom, SOB’s, Iridium Jazz Club, The Prospect Park Bandshell. Their first single “Caribe Contigo” was featured for four weeks on MTV Tr3s both in the US and in the UK.