2013 Latin Grammy Award winner of Best New Artist Gaby Moreno blends blues, Latin, and soul-folk music into elegant harmonies and unexpected timbres. The singer-songwriter’s career has taken her to the most historic theaters in Europe, North America, Argentina, Brazil and Australia, and festivals including Denmark’s Roskilde, the Netherlands’ Harleem Jazz Festival, and Jazz à Vienne in France. She has appeared on the Tonight Show, shared a stage with Bono (U2), Angélique Kidjo, Bob Geldolf, and Damien Rice, and most recently has been a touring member of Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band.
Moreno began studying voice at seven with Marina Prado Bolaños. At age seventeen, she signed with Warner Bros., and in 2001 was signed to Sony Music by pop mogul Tommy Mottola. Her first album, Still the Unknown, earned her a supporting act gig for both Tracy Chapman’s and Ani DiFranco’s US tours. Her sophomore album, Illustrated Songs, reached #1 on Latin iTunes and Amazon Latin. In 2012, Moreno’s duet with Ricardo Arjona, “Fuiste Tú,” earned Latin Grammy nominations for Song of The Year and Recording of the Year. Moreno’s third album, Postales, was released on Arjona’s label Metamorfosis.
Among other accomplishments, Moreno’s “Escondidos” won Song of the Year in the Latin category of the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her rendition of “Smile” was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary film The Cove, and she co-authored the theme for television’s Parks and Recreation, which was nominated for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music at the Primetime Emmy Awards.