Jorge Moreno

1. Latin Grammy Winner “Best New Artist“ 2. Anglo Grammy Nominated ”Best Latin Pop Album” 3. Given the maximum “4 STARS” from: “Los Angeles Times” , “Miami Herald”, “San Antonio Times” “New Times” as reviews to his music 4. Nominated for “Premio lo Nuestro” (Univision Award) for “Best Video” for song “Mi Sufrimiento” 5. One of the top 10 videos of the year on MTV en Español, for his Self Directed “Mi Sufrimiento” video 6. One of the first performers to sing in full Spanish on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” 7. Featured perfomer on TV specials “ I Love Lucy Anniversary 50th Anniversary”(CBS), “One World Jam”(CBS) 8. Performed on stage with Legendary Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz ” Babalu” 9. Spotlighted on Mun2 show “ A day with Jorge Moreno” and episode was Nominated for a regional emmy award. 10. Recorded and performed “Satallite” with Carlos Santana, for the Miramax film ‘Havana Nights” and wrote and recorded the spanish version,“Nave Espacial”. 11. Special Musical guest on VICTORIA’S SECRET Fashion Show 2008 (CBS) Sponsers / Endorsements Runway and Magazine shoots for Roberto Cavalli and Tommy Hilfiger.

Has had Major endorsement deals with Johnnie Walker and Burger King. Moreno Biography In Spanish (Moreno) means “dark skinned” or “brown” of which he is neither…Moreno is his last name. Being light skinned and “Moreno” has been a metaphor that defines his contrasting diversity as an artist. Moreno is American born in Miami, Florida to Cuban immigrants who came to the U.S. as children in 1958. Their love for Rock and Roll and the sound of the Classic Latin crooners instilled in him a mixture of both the American and Latin cultures. In his family no one actually played an instrument, sang or wrote music but still, he grew up with music all around him. His father, Tony Moreno, worked his way up from sweeping the floors at a small local Latin record label to running it by the end of his second year there. Soon thereafter he headed TH Records one of the largest Latin labels that fed the world their Salsa fix. Moreno remembers going to recording sessions with his father when he was a kid and hanging out with artists at a concert or taking pictures after a show. He was hooked. While he was getting a taste of show business in Tropical music with his dad, He was also learning about Elvis, The Beatles, 70s and 80s rock at home from his mother. Then he would spend his days after school at his Grandmothers record store in Hialeah, a very Latin suburb of Miami listening to the likes of Beny More’ and La Sonora Matancera.

During high school he started to take music a little more seriously than just singing in the shower and started his first band. Naturally, he did what any good son who’s father was in the Latin music business would do. He started a Depeche Mode-esc goth band. “Looking back I feel I was very green and plenty naïve.” After much experimentation with latin music I caught the Latin Music bug but felt more Rock and Roll and struggled to make a connection. Then I channeled one of my parents’ old Salsa records “Siembra” by Ruben Blades. Blades used American influenced story lines in Salsa, funk, rock etc… I then decided it was possible to mix both worlds and began to try and do just that.” After five years of making demos, finally, In 2002 EMI Music Publishing signed him as a songwriter, then the same year his music caught the ear of Madonna, who signed him as the first Latin artist to her then new Latin division of Maverick. Suddenly Moreno found himself working with Latin pop’s top producers Lester Mendez, A.T. Molina and Andres Levin.

Moreno’s first album using his full name “Jorge Moreno” (at Mavericks request) launched him into a sea of press and critical acclaim. His performances ranging from “Good Morning America” to it’s Latin equivalent “Despierta America.” CBS specials like the “I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary” and “One World Jam” at Radio City Music hall and then a Latin Grammy Nomination for “Best New Artist” which he later won. The following year he was also nominated for “Best Latin Pop Album” in the Anglo Grammy’s. In early 2005, Moreno was contacted by Clive Davis’ office (Jrecords) and The Carlos Santana camp to sing the opening track for the movie “Havana Nights” called “Satellite” which was written by Santana and Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20). In 2006 Moreno released “El Segundo” (Spanish for “The Second”) which received great reviews and toured the college circuit all over the U.S. building a diverse fan base.

Jorge Moreno with Forward Motion Records

Jorge Moreno’s “Thank you” is the first single off of the Grammy Award Winner’s forth coming all english debut album

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September 2, 2010 - Miami New Times Album Review of Jorge Moreno, Omine’ and Dreaming in Stereo

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Jennifer Kaiser - Pretty Boy
Tyler Bernhardt - Happiness in History
Arboles Libres - Aurora
Andy Pratt - Take it all Away
Jill Hartmann - The Shepherd
Omine - Hail Mary
Yves Giraud - Hello
Kingsley and Perdomo - Stayin' Alive
Dreaming in Stereo - Lazy
Jorge Moreno - Thank You