Born in Guatemala, Gaby Moreno's captivating blend of blues, jazz soul and R&B has made her a rising star on the international music scene. Recently she's been touring with Hugh Laurie, and she's toured tirelessly across the globe for the past couple of years, including sold out dates in Canada, USA and Europe alongside such artists as Tracy Chapman, Ani DiFranco and Van Dyke. She has played at key festivals like Electric Burma in Dulbin, where she shared the stage with Bono and Grammy Award winners Angelique Kidjo and Lupe Fiasco. She has appeared on Jay Leno’s show, where she joined Kris Kristofferson, Eric Burdon, Johnny Lang and Shawn Mullins, and she also collaborated with superstar Ricardo Arjona, with whom she recorded the song “Fuiste Tu” from the CD “Independiente”. The video of the track reached over 100 million views on YouTube.
Gaby has been nominated for Best New Artist for the 2013 Latin Grammys, and won the Grand Prize at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song “Escondidos,” first in the Latin category, then overall. This recognition earned her an invitation by Yoko Ono to unveil the John Lennon Educational Bus.
Some press quotes:
"...a tangy, bluesy voice with the feistiness of Édith Piaf."- NY Times
"Moreno's breathtaking voice is passionate and stylistically malleable, as she glides back and forth easily between bossa nova and bluesy rock."-NPR Tiny Desk Concerts "This Guatemalan American singer-songwriter alternates fluidly between languages ... easing in and out of everything from folksy alt country to retro blues rock …Plucky, quirky and insightful, Moreno has the grace and the skill to make it big." – Rhapsody: #3 Top 10 Latin Alt Albums of Spring 2011
"...a young artist with a rich, old soul" – Al Borde
"she can go from a dreamy/folksy, very laid back feel, to a tougher edge blast of R&B, to a song that reminds me of something from the 1920's ...to a Brazilian bossa nova song that she sings in English and Spanish." – Felix Contreras, NPR's "Alt. Latino"
"Meet your next favorite from the Spanish-speaking world: Gaby Moreno, Old-School, soulful pop... Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald are hard acts to follow, but Gaby Moreno takes her idols' signature bluesiness and marries it with a little Latin flare" – Latina Magazine