AIR: Chris Urquiaga
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:30pm
Artist in Residence:
Sponsored by J. Alberto Martinez, MD; Myra Turoff and Ken Weiner
A multi-faceted singer-songwriter with a smooth voice, Chris Urquiaga’s music combines Latin rhythms, pop, R&B, and more. A native of Silver Spring, Urquiaga attended the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he had the opportunity to write music of all genres for ensembles of his peers. He has written and performed songs for musicians and groups throughout the DC area including world-renowned soprano (and former AIR mentor) Carmen Balthrop, the Prince George’s Philharmonic, and the Congressional Chorus.
- Urquiaga rubbed shoulders with stars like Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, and the Obama family when he performed at The White House for the historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
- He received the 2008 Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts, an award that recognizes high school students who achieve an exceptional level of artistic and technical distinction in their craft.
- Urquiaga recently signed with KonLive Distribution, a record label managed by legendary hip-hop and R&B star Akon, and has begun working on the Akon Lighting Africa project, helping to bring electricity to 14 African countries.
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Music and lyrics by Chris Urquiaga unless otherwise noted.
All the Way
Tonight Is the Night
Let’s Kiss One More Time
The Girl from Ipanema: Antônio Carlos Jobim/Vinícius de Moraes/Norman Gimbel
Samba de Verão (Summer Samba): Marcos Valle/Paulo Sérgio Valle/Norman Gimbel/Arr. Chris Urquiaga
Let’s Make Love
Thinking Out Loud: Ed Sheeran/Amy Wadge
Smooth: Itaal Shur/Rob Thomas
You’re My Everything
Gonna Lose Control
You Are the Sunshine of My Life : Stevie Wonder
Where Are My Blue Skies?
We Will Fight*
Through the Night
When I Was Your Man: The Smeezingtons and Andrew Wyatt
Rhythm of the Night: Diane Warren
Rude: Magic! and Adam Messinger
Vamos a Volver (Let’s Go Back)
Burn It Up
Amor Profundo (Profound Love)
Vamo Lá! (Let’s Go!)
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