"The Jazz Singer" Antonio Watts will sing, accompanied by Musician Horacio Martinez on guitar. Expect two half-hour sets, one at 8:30 and another at 9:30. They will perform classic jazz standards and Brazilian music. No cover.
Horacio Martinez is a musician, composer, producer and arranger originally from Jujuy, Argentina. He received a Music Degree in Guitar Performance at Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina. During the 90s he toured the country with several choirs. In 2000 he toured Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina with EMA, a U.N.E.S.C.O. project. He recorded three albums with EMA as a singer, composer and arranger. In 2004, he co-founded the group Traful with flutist Diego Cortez (Córdoba) and the percussionist Matías García Calcumil (Río Negro). Traful recorded the album “Confluencia de Ríos.” From 2009-2013, he was a member of the award-winning group Markama.
In 2011 and 2012, Horacio performed in Festival Nacional de la Vendimia, a festival featuring 800 artists on stage. Horacio has also played with some of the most prestigious Symphonic Orchestras in Argentina, including the Markama Sinfónico project. In 2012, he began recording his first solo album called “Machao." The album features 15 top musicians from Argentina and two videoclips. In addition to his work as an instrumentalist, Horacio has produced music for films, contemporary dance groups and several artists. He has also worked as a music teacher in several schools and cultural centers.
In 2013, Martinez moved to New York, where he now plays in the music ministry of Sion-St. Peter’s Church. Horacio performed with the United Nations Signers , and also performs in the group “Guitarras Lunfardas”, where he plays alongside award-winning guitarist Francisco “Pancho” Navarro.
Antonio Watts has performed in seven countries on three continents and his concert tours have raised money to build several hospitals for children in Ghana, West Africa. Since moving to New York recently, he has sung at Birdland Nightclub, Bronx Opera, Don't Tell Mama's, Loft Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Centre. Antonio celebrated his birthday on July 24th, 2016 by performing at the Metropolitan Room - a concert of everyone's favorite jazz standards from the Great American Songbook - with dear friend and guitarist, Horacio Martinez. He is delighted to perform with him again in New York City.