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lulo Perez
producer I arranger I programmer I songwriter I musician

History:  Miami and Los Angeles based producer and writer/arranger Lulo Perez is what you'd call versatile and gifted musician. As an accomplished player (Trumpet, Flugelhorn and keyboards) and arranger, he works with artists and bands to create a great vibe and timeless albums.

Most recently Perez is enjoying Multi-Platinum success with International superstar Alejandro Sanz. They co-produced tracks on Sanz' latest release "No Es Lo Mismo" with Lulo arranging and playing on selected tracks.

"No Es Lo Mismo" won the Best Latin Pop Album at the 46th Annual Gramy Awards and also won four Grammys at the 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards - Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song Of The Year for the producers and Alejandro also took the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Album. Additionally, honors for Best Engineered Album went to Rafa Sardina and Mick Guzauski.

The collaboration with Sanz began when Lulo played horn on the superstar's '97 release "Mas" and arranged and played Trumpet on Sanz' 2000 multi-Grammy winning "El Alma Al Aire. Sanz-MTV Unplugged" (2001) won three Latin Grammys and garnered critical raves from around the world for the Spanish singer/songwriter.

Perez Produced (as well as played keyboards & MD'd) for Spanish alternative act, Cafe Quijano's Extraordinaria Paradoja del Sonido released in 2000. That album became the group's first platinum record. "This was an experimental record where the band combines rock with well-known Latin rhythms such as rumba, guaracha, son, and mambo," says Perez. He has also produced a track on Platinum Rhythm for Madonna's label Maverick with its release through WEA International.

Lulo has brought his musicianship to numerous recent releases -- Alex Ubago's Que Pides Tu (2003) Emmanuel's Sentirme Vivo (1999) & Emmanuel Presenta... (2003)
Vicente Amigo's Ciudad de Las Ideas (2002), Ana Belen's Peces de Ciudad (2001) , Rosa's Rosa (2002); Joaquin Sabina's 19 Dias Y 500 Noches (1999) to name a few.

Current Credits:  Alejandro Sanz swept the Fifth Annual Latin Grammy Awards this year with his album, No Es Lo Mismo which sold no less than one million copies in its first week of release. The album, which earned Song Of The Year, Best Male Pop Vocal Album, Record Of The Year and Album Of The Year, has torn up Latin charts worldwide was co-produced by Sanz and Perez. The disc even won Best Latin Pop Album at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards. Alejandro also won Song Of the Year and the honors for Best Engineer went to Rafa Sardina and Mick Guzauski.

"We had a blast working with some of the most amazing msucians in the world," says Perez. They include: Alejandro Sanz (vocals, Flamenco guitar, tres); Michael Landau (acoustic & electric guitar); Jose Antonio Rodriguez (Flamenco guitar); Paco De Lucia (Spanish guitar); Hamadi Bayard (tenor saxophone); Carlos Martin (trombone); Anthony Jackson (bass); Vinnie Colauita, Horacio Hernandez (drums); Luis Conte (percussion); Raul Midon, Javier Valverde, Lena Perez, Maria Antonia (background vocals) and Lulo Perez (various instruments). What is most compelling about NO ES LO MISMO is the way Sanz and his co-producer, the Cuban born writer/arranger/musician Lulo Perez, have synthesized these separate yet complementary elements into one purely individual style. In NO ES LO MISMO Sanz has crafted an album that, while it hews to his Spanish roots, has its eyes set firmly on the US charts.

"The album is a fusion of cultures, from Andalucia to Havana, from Mexico to Madrid. It's an artistic groundbreaking effort with strong flamenco flavors. Writing, arranging and producing songs with some of the most soulful contemporary artists of all-time like Alejandro Sanz is truly a thrill for me. When the artists get recognition for the album we've made together, that's simply sweet," says Perez.

photo: By The Sea

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A ccepting Grammy Awards for Alejandro Sanz at 5th Annual Latin Grammys

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