Emilio Suárez (Lead Singer)
Singer, Guitarist and Composer Emilio Suárez was born into one of Havana’s most musical families and it was natural that he received an outstanding musical education. After making some important professional appearances at Cuban festivals, he was soon backing great singers like Elsita Rivero, Aldo Lamas, and jazz singer Mayra Caridad Valdes (Chucho’s sister). He also shared the stage with musicians of the calibre of his uncle Luis Ortega, Elena Bourke, and Felipe Dulzaides. Long acknowledged as one of the best of Cuba’s expatriate musicians, Suárez has, for more than fifteen years now, lived in Mexico City. This much sought-after musician performs at the major Mexican festival events, the best clubs and regularly works with top bandleaders and songwriters such as Willie Colon, Cachao Lopez, Carrasco, Otra Idea, Francisco “Pancho” Cespedes, Amaury Gutierrez, and David Torrens. Suárez also remains an incredibly prolific and successful composer with more than 70 great songs to his credit.
Gliceria Gonzalez (Keyboards & Backing Vocals)
Glicy Gonzalez is one of the youngest Cuban orchestral conductors. A graduate of the Havana Conservatory, she has studied with famed masters such as Guido Lopez Gavilan, Octavio Lopez Marin, Gonzalo Romeu, Marklen Belenko and Svetlana Logonova. Besides being a great choral conductor, lyric soprano and pianist, she is also a great popular musician. Gliceria has performed with musicians of the level of Dave Alfaro, Ruben Gonzalez and Ibrahim Ferrer, and has recorded on various albums including the backing vocals for the last three productions of her father, Juan de Marcos. Internationally, Gliceria has performed succesfully at several symphonic and jazz festivals, including Montreaux, Nice, Berlin, London, The Hague’s North Sea, etc.