Age of Innocence
was released on March 31, 2004, was considered for nomination in 5
categories both the 2004 Latin Grammy's and the 2005 Grammy's. This CD
contains all original arrangements by Juan Manuel with the exception of song
#2, It's Oh So Luscious, written by Mary Elizabeth Morrow.
Read the July 2004
magazine article about Juan Manuel and his music.
Juan Manuel's CD entitled "JuansMusic.com" was considered for
nomination in the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards. The "Inspired by Angels"
CD was considered for nomination in 4 categories of the 2002 Latin Grammy's,
and 5 categories of the 2003 Grammy's.
Juan Manuel and band performed at the 35th Annual
Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland on July 14, 15 & 16, 2001. He also recently
completed the guitar work for a Time-Life/PBS special.
Juan Manuel has released 11 music CDs.
The "Liberation" CD
flew 3.25 million miles into space traveling at an average of 18,000 miles
per hour during the last
mission of 1999 and in January 2003 mission.
Juan Manuel's music CDs has reached over 30 countries and has received
positive reviews from:
· The Los Angeles Jazz Scene Magazine (read
review1) (read review2) (read
· AllAboutJazz.com National Internet Magazine (read
· Al Otro Lado (Radio Program in Spain)
· Netmio.com National Internet Magazine (read
· Egret Magazine - University of Houston - Clear Lake (read
Juan Manuel has worked with several internationally renowned artists
Berg, Larry Slezak, David Caceres, Keith Vivens, Tom Cummings, Bill
Watrous, Ed Shaunessy, and many others.
Juan Manuel has been performing live to various audiences ranging from 2
to 200,000 in size. He has performed for private as well as public events
throughout various cities of the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe
· The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland
· Heineken and MP3.com Summer Live Tour
· State Fair of Texas in Dallas
· PBS’ Weeknight Edition and Telemundo's Buenos Dias
· NASA’s Annual American Heritage Week
· University of Houston’s Annual International Festivals
Juan Manuel’s talents also include acting, having appeared in local,
national and international film productions such as Disney's "Rocketman,"
Telemundo's "El Vicio de Vivir," and Niha Mad Films Combine's "Prithvi"
"I personally want to thank all the musicians, friends and
family that have contributed to my music and my life. There are
so many people that I am so grateful for their sacrifice, generosity and
contribution: First and foremost, Jesus Christ for His unconditional
love, support, and inspiration. My family for always
believing in me, my wife and children for inspiring and giving me
opportunities to be creative. The following musicians, engineers,
artists and friends: David Brooks, Daniel Rojas, Emilio Grijalba,
Vilma Moreno, Shelly Berg, Larry and Joe Slezak, David Caceres, Anthony
Sapp, Jose Miguel Yamal, Greg Lloyd, John Clay, Carl Napoli, Kevin Bomar,
Michael Calderon, Chris Howland, Tom Cummings, Rankin Peters, Keith Vivens,
Sal Gonzalez, Marcus Dawson, Buzz Smith, John Staehely, Suzanne Bucher, Mary
Elizabeth Morrow, Richard Carlson, Les Williams, Marjorie Robertson, Tollie
Pierce, Kaye Garner, Vanessa Beene, Cindy and Katie Crosson, Sue Rickard,
Russell Buldoc, Bill Keidel, Renita Ahasteen, Jack Opatrney, Steve and Mary
Glenn, John Mulvahill, Sheryl Hausinger, Chris and Holly Perry,
Norberto y Yolanda Traslavina, Patricia Grass, Carlos Gonzalez Rimbau, Kelly
Taylor, Walt Pinkston, Jonathan Barg, Cindy Lopez, Cindy Dicosimo, Liliana
Alvarez, Michael G., Brent Angle, Charlie Lair, and all my friends at SAIC
and JSC/NASA, too many to name." Juan Manuel