MUSICIAN – COMPOSER – WRITER – MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started learning playing guitar at the age of 5 and went to the Brazilian Conservatory and studied classical guitar at the age 18 He estudied at Faculdade Paulista de Artes in Sao Paulo in1978. His heart wasn’t really interested in pursuing the classical style of music. He started to write his own songs and integrated his classical techniques with the modern songs he was listening to in America. Tony finally made it to our shores in 1982 and began working with some of the most talented local Brazilian musicians and had lessons with Vincent Bridice at the University of Miami and before long he was getting recognition on his own for his own compositions.
He’s been working steadily in Florida At A Fish Called Avalon in South Beach , Carlyle Cafe, Chocolada , The Breakers, Intercontinental, Doral Contry Club, Boca Resort Hotel,Fisher Island, Ritz Carlton South Beach, Key Biscayne, Marriott Hotel Harbor Beach. Turnberry Contry Club. these are just some of the various hotels all over,since he arrived in 1982. He’s currently entertaining an international audience on the famous strip, South Beach, where he enthralls all who come to hear him play. Tony is also an excellent singer with a strong smooth velvety voice. He has his own unique style and sound. On his first CD he fuses his music with the fiery rhythms of his musical Brazilian heritage forged together with Flamenco/Gypsy to form a hypnotic romantic sound. His fingers moving at lightning speed will entrance you. His technique is gentle yet compelling.
His music can be classified as World Beat, Flamenco/Gypsy, brazilian, Instrumental and Latin. He is multi-faceted and multi-talented.
The second CD is Acoustic Passion recorded with Tony Cruz and Martin Loza songs include Bola, Luna de Fiesta, Barcelona Nights, Parasol etc..
Tony has written and composed and arranged all songs on his CD. Thank you for your time and consideration. Hoping for a response, I remain,
Musically yours, Tony Cruz