|Pablo “Chino” Nunez – Established Professional Percussionist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer, Arranger, Composer, Recording Artist, Band Leader, and Educator. Mr. Nunez
is a GRAMMY, LATIN GRAMMY and BILLBOARD winner/nominee with hundreds of accredited productions and recordings; AND has performed/toured with a verifiable
Who's Who, as well as his own critically acclaimed ensemble CHINO NUNEZ AND ORCHESTRA.
Mr. Nunez's impressive verifiable recording and performing experience includes work with legendary Who's Who figures such as Tito Puente, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz,
Johnny Pacheco, Marc Anthony, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Larry Harlow, Tito Nieves, Spanish Harlem
Orchestra and a host of others. Chino has performed in venues all over the world including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, North Sea Jazz Festival, Madison Square Garden,
Montreal Jazz Festival, the Tito Puente Amphitheatre and Bellas Arte Performing Arts Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Newport Jazz Festival, Trump Plaza Casino, Playboy
Jazz Festival, and Major League Baseball events.
Adopted as an infant, he is the only son of Puerto Rican immigrants raised in New York City’s Sunset Park section of Brooklyn. Inspired and encouraged at a young age, Chino
attributes his success to the “masters” who he studied from and mentored with idolizing many instrumentalists most notably Tito Puente, Orestes Villato, Nicky Marrero, The
Beatles, The Jackson 5, James Brown, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, and Ella Fitzgerald among others. Self-taught, Mr. Nunez’s career spans four decades.
Mr. Nunez’s wall of credits as a noted producer, composer, arranger, musician is innumerable. He has participated in numerous Grammy recordings and his music can be
found in compilations all over the world. A respected producer, he is distinctively known for fusing styles with indefatigable, unique and rhythmic swing in Salsa, Big Band,
Latin Jazz, Christian, Gospel, Bachata, Reggaeton, Hip Hop and R & B rhythms. As a member of the executive team for the documentary film, “Pedro “Cuban Pete” Aguilar:
Dancing En Clave”, he served as a consultant and produced and arranged all original music for this film. Chino is presently involved in the production of a webisode sitcom Set
in New York City -- "Superstitious" a series centered round the pitfalls and perils of Italian/American salsa singer, while juggling numerous other projects all slated for
release later this year.
He has participated on Broadway in shows including “The Life of Celia Cruz”, “Evita”, “Cape Man”, “Lion King”, and “A Tale of Two Cities” featuring his arrangement “Another
100 People”. He creates professional, effective and ear-catching voice-overs and jingles and has participated, performed and/or produced radio and television commercials
and even had a cameo role in the major motion picture “Moscow on the Hudson”. He has been featured in countless press and magazines including write up’s in the Sun
Sentinel (August 2011) and Drum Magazine (June 2008).
In 2005, Chino launched his solo career to worldwide acclaim with the highly anticipated release of his debut album “Chino Nunez & Friends, A Tribute to the Dancers, It’s
ShoTime” featuring an all-star line-up of musicians from New York City, which he produced and arranged. That CD remains on the top play-lists, has received countless
recognition and included in compilations all over the world. “Homenaje Al Bailador” (A Tribute to Dancers) was selected for a film soundtrack. “Chino Nunez, Doctor Salsa”
followed in 2007, which he also produced and arranged, is hailed a DJ’s delight with its recipe and powerful combination of all original tracks, recorded by pristine musicians.
A respected educator, known for simplistic yet thorough teachings, consultations, and motivational speaking, has earned him worldwide recognition as a pioneer and warrior.
His presentations include music conservatories, public schools, dance studios, conferences, conventions and universities, as well as industry standard percussion instructional
DVD’s that he produced, performed and narrated, distributed by LP Music, Inc., and published by Alfred Music Publishing. Chino is also on staff with CasaSalsa as a
percussion instructor (www.casasalsa.com).
Mr. Nunez’s affiliations include LP Music, Inc., Sabian, The Grammy Recording Academy, National Recording Academy (NARAS/LARAS), ASCAP, The National Council for
Traditional Arts, Library of Congress, Sound Exchange, Sound Trapper, Local 802, and community based organizations.