NAME: Claudio Spiewak
BORN AND RAISED: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
FAVORITE MUSIC STYLE: Good Music (the kind that just feels good and naturally evokes positive emotions ;-)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 20 plus years
INFLUENCES: From my native Bossa Nova and Samba to Latin, Jazz, Flamenco and even Rock/Pop!
CREDITS: Performing/Touring/Recording with Julio Iglesias, Shakira, Bebel Gilberto, Daniela Mercury, Nestor Torres, Jimmy Smith, Tim Maia, Antonio Adolfo, Elba Ramalho, Emilio Santiago, Leo Gandelman, Roberto Perera, Federico Britos and many others…
CORPORATE CLIENTS: Coca Cola, Porshe, Bank of America, Saks 5th Avenue, American Airlines, Allstate, Ibm, Bayer, Mastercard, Bravo, Goldman Sachs and many more…
AS A COMPOSER/PRODUCER: TV and Advertising credits including Discovery Channel, Bravo, The Weather Channel, MTV, ABC, NBC, BBC, TLC, OWN among others…
1- Latin Grammy Nominee in 2014 for his work with Brazilian Pianist/Composer Antonio Adolfo on the album "Rio, Choro, Jazz.."
2- Platinum Record for recording with Shakira on the album "Donde Estan Los Ladrones?"
3- Latin Grammy Nominee in 2003 for his work with Flutist Nestor Torres on the album "My Latin Soul".
4- Brazilian International Press Award - 2004 for Musician of the Year
A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS: When by a coincidence of life(or destiny), I was invited by Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page to perform for a charity event in Fort Lauderdale, that he was sponsoring for underprivileged Brazilian children. What an honor that was!!!
Also, I should mention that I pretty much started playing guitar when I was 11 years old because of a band called Iron Maiden! So... I can't begin to describe what a thrill it was to be invited to perform for Iron Maiden's drummer Nicko Mcbrain's birthday party (including the members of the band :-)
Future Plans: Keep making and producing music, that has always taken me places I never imagined!!