Michael Colina

Baion de Bayo (2008)

Micahel Colina wrote Baion de Bayo for Quintet of the Americas and it was premiered by them during the 3rd Annual Latin American Culture Week on the 1st Latin American Marathon of Music and Dance at the Zipper Factory in NYC on Nov. 9, 2008.   

Born of Cuban-American heritage, Michael Colina is a multiple GRAMMY-winning American musician, composer, producer and engineer. He has written music for television, film, theatre, dance and live performances on concert stages throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.[2] Colina is best known as producer and writer on recordings for musicians Bob JamesDavid SanbornMichael BreckerMarcus MillerBill Evans and Michael Franks. He has won three gold albums, has received four Grammy Award nominations, and won three Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

In 2006, Colina dramatically shifted his music career to focus on writing classical, jazz and Latin music compositions—distinctive mashups that reflect his deep musical roots in his father’s homeland of Cuba.

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