Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Juancho Herrera recording guitar for my acoustic album

The amazing Juancho Herrera will be featured on guitar in one of the songs in solo album! Check him out on his site: www.juanchoherrera.com

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Cumbia, Poder y Porro" - Blog

Un cariñoso saludo para la gente del blog "Cumbia, Poder y Porro" quienes han compartido nuestra música por su propia iniciativa. Aqui esta el enlance:



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Friday, May 20, 2011

GUBB featured on Bob Marley's Facebook page!!!

Our big band version of "Redemption Song" was featured on Bob Marley's facebook page today! Thanks to the persistence of my good friend Camilo Plazas! Check out the link, it's got like 15,000 "likes"! Check it out:


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jonathan Powell's solo on "Tu Barrio"

Here's another video of one of the recording session for my solo/acoustic album. Here Jonathan Powell (www.jonathanpowell.net) who's an amazing trumpet player, records a solo for one of my songs titled "Tu Barrio". Thank you Jonathan for your great work!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recording Solo Album

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Hi folks, I have some important news:


As you all know it's been difficult to find the funding to record a full big band album so we plan on re-launching our fundraising campaign in the fall and really pushing it so that we can record more big band music for you to enjoy!


With that being said, let me tell you that it's been very frustrating to have so many songs written and not being able to share them with you. Many of you have come up to me after a shows and asked, "When are you going to record this or that song?" and it has been frustrating for me not to be able to give you a specific answer. So a few weeks ago I decided to unleash all of this energy, all of this lyrics, harmonies and melodies and started recording a modest and intimate solo album to in order to share some of my songs with you. This album will consist of some of my original songs that I do not perform with the big band. The core of this album will consist of myself on vocals and guitar but I will also include some friends and special guests as well as other instruments that I will recorded myself. I'm recording at my good friend's studio Ears and Gears (www.earsandgears.com) which is very convenient since it's right in my basement so I can record on my pajamas (isn’t that convenient?).


Because of its simple nature, this album will be feasible at a very reasonable cost. However it will be possible thanks to the support of some friends and family who will be sponsoring most of the songs. I have already recorded many of the songs and hopefully I will be releasing it in July or August of this year. I can’t wait to share it with all of you!


My main concern is that all of you will understand that the premise of this solo album is both to (finally!) share some of my original music with you and also to use it as therapy for myself (if I didn’t start recording now I was gonna go crazy!). What I mean is that I want to make it clear that my priority is, and will continue to be,  the Gregorio Uribe Big Band and in the Fall I intend to put all of my effort in raising the funds to record our first big band album.


So anyway, from now on I’ll keep you posted on how the recording is going with some videos and blog entries.


 Here’s a first video of me recording guitar for one of the tunes…more to come soon.


Thank you all for your constant support.




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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mexican Medley at Zinc Bar

Check out Karina, George and Hugo on our "CINCO DE MAYO" celebration at Zinc Bar! It was a blast.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy Hour all night TONIGHT! (party/hang/open mic)

Dear friends and musicians,

"Happiness is contagious" is the slogan for the Happy Post Project which is collecting "Post-its" from all over the world where people from completely different backgrounds draw or write what makes them happy.

Well, tonight their are having their first New York happiness celebration and it would be great to see you all there to share and spread happiness. For those of you who play and instrument should bring it and perform whatever you like, however you like and for as long as you like! They will be providing a PA system, a 6-channel mixer and a mic and of course you'll get a few free drinks.

So here's the info and come by to have a good time...NO COVER!



 May 14th at 7pm - 12midnite
411 Gallery
411 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

(D N R 9th St. / F G 4th Av) 
(2 3 4 5 B Q Atlantic Av)

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tonight at Fat Cat + Video Featuring Hugo's cumbia!

We play at Fat Cat tonight and here's a video from Hugo Moreno's feature a few days ago at Zinc Bar. We're definitely playing it again tonight!!!

Here are the details. See you there!

Gregorio Uribe Big Band @ Fat Cat

Date: Saturday May 7th (TONIGHT!)

Time: 7pm - 9:30pm

Location: Fat Cat

               75 Christopher Street

               New York, NY

Cover: $3 ONLY!!

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Friday, May 6, 2011

GUBB Tomorrow at Fat Cat (Saturday May 7th 7pm - 9:30pm)

If you missed our show last night at Zinc Bar you can check us out tomorrow (Saturday May 7th) at Fat Cat for only $3! See you there:


Gregorio Uribe Big Band @ FAT CAT

Date: Saturday May 7th

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Venue: Fat Cat

            75 Christopher Street

            New York, NY (West Village)

Cover: ONLY $3!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

GUBB @ Zinc Bar for "CINCO DE MAYO" - Special feature: Hugo Moreno's original Cumbia!

We're back at Zinc Bar for our monthly show the first Thursday of every month, and this time it happens to coincide with "CINCO DE MAYO"! So since we have three multi-talented Mexicans in the band (Karina, George and Hugo) we're gonna give you a little taste of Mexico at some point during the night by this "cuates".

For this occasion we are having a very special feature by our trumpet player Hugo Moreno from El Paso, Tex as! Hugo will be performing one of his original Cumbias which he has arranged for our big band....this is really exiting and I promise you don't wanna miss it.

Finally, last time we asked everyone to wear tie and we had a great outcome so from now on WEAR A TIE TO OUR SHOWS TO SHOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE OUR MUSIC!! (Do not to worry...this is not formal, just wear it loosely and the crazier the tie the better!...we specially love how girls look with these!)


Gregorio Uribe Big Band @ Zinc Bar for "CINCO DE MAYO!"


DATE: Thursday, May 5th

TIME: 10pm - 1am


                 82 W 3rd Street

                 New York, NY

COVER: $10

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=192367060807376


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