Alex Cuba

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alex Cuba’s sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs defy a conventional stereotype that embodies much of the Latin music landscape. Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, he was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s (respected guitarist and teacher Valentin Puentes) group of 24 guitarists.

Alex’s solo debut album Humo De Tobaco earned him a Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. In 2007, he released Agua Del Pozo which earned him another Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in 2008.

From there, Alex released his third album, a self-titled project called Alex Cuba in 2009. The album featured his first-ever English track titled “If You Give Me Love”. The album gained recognition on an international level and in 2010, Alex took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards, where it was also nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Album. It also followed a nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, and in 2011 Alex took home a BMI Latin Award for his songwriting on Nelly Furtado’s #1 Spanish hit “Manos Al Aire”. In 2012, Alex released his fourth album, Ruido En El Sistema, for which he received his second Socan Hagood Hardy Award for outstanding achievement in Jazz and World Music.

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
May 15, 2024
Price:
From $35
Time:
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Happening in Judson’s Live – Dr. Phillips Center’s newest and most intimate venue. Inspired by the world’s legendary listening rooms, Judson’s Live includes a 90-minute experience with a 50-minute performance. Enjoy world-class cocktails and small plates while you’re here. The atmosphere is low-key, highly creative and always with a stylish slant.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alex Cuba’s sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs defy a conventional stereotype that embodies much of the Latin music landscape. Born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba, he was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s (respected guitarist and teacher Valentin Puentes) group of 24 guitarists.

Alex’s solo debut album Humo De Tobaco earned him a Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. In 2007, he released Agua Del Pozo which earned him another Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year in 2008.

From there, Alex released his third album, a self-titled project called Alex Cuba in 2009. The album featured his first-ever English track titled “If You Give Me Love”. The album gained recognition on an international level and in 2010, Alex took home the award for Best New Artist at the 2010 Latin Grammy Awards, where it was also nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Album. It also followed a nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, and in 2011 Alex took home a BMI Latin Award for his songwriting on Nelly Furtado’s #1 Spanish hit “Manos Al Aire”. In 2012, Alex released his fourth album, Ruido En El Sistema, for which he received his second Socan Hagood Hardy Award for outstanding achievement in Jazz and World Music.