NICOLAS SIRGADO: GUITARIST, BASS PLAYER, PERCUSSIONIST & SINGER.
Born in La Habana, Cuba August 26, 1957, Nicolas Sirgado is a polymath in the world of music. A guitarist, bass player, percussionist, singer, songwriter, recording artist, composer, arranger, conceptualist, director and producer that eases through musical genres like a trapeze artist. He has worked with all of the big heavies of the Cuban music scene during the past half century, in a time when Cuba has produced some of the world’s foremost musical talents.
Through the 70’s and 80’s he recorded a series of LP film and television scores on the EGREM label with Sergio Vitier and José María Vitier. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s Nicolas remained a constant with the Vitier brothers recording, producing, performing and touring with a number of projects surrounding these Cuban mega talents including Grupo “ORU” director Sergio Vitier with Tata Güines, Guillermo Barreto and Rogelio Martínez Furé; Grupo 8 de Marzo and Grupo J. M. Vitier with José María Vitier. The list of projects through this period seems endless!
In the mid 90’s he started the salsa/timba band Orquesta Conexión Salsera, which recorded several albums with various labels including: Medi Bleu of Barcelona; Zun zún Records, New York; EGREM, La Habana; MRP Records, Los Angeles; Colibrí Records, La Habana; Envidia Records of Barcelona; TERMIDOR MUSIKVERLAG, RFA, Germany.
Since the mid 2000’s he has been involved with Luis Frank’s group Soneros de Verdad, a band that touts itself as the second coming of the Buena Vista Social Club, their roster has included: Pio Leyva, Mayito Rivera, Juan “Cotó” De La Cruz Antomarchi, Guillermo Rubalcaba and others.
He was nominated for a PREMIO CUBADISCO (Cuba’s Grammy Award) in 2010 as Producer for the CD “Rumba Macry” by Luis Frank Arias & Orquesta Termidor
Nicolas has also worked with the following:
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