The Original Pittsburgh Winery Presents

Alex Cuba

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, May 04
Doors: 7pm // Show: 8pm
$20 / Day Of : $25
DOORS AT 7PM | SHOW AT 8PM | 21 AND OVER

$20 in advance / $25 day of show
*Face value price does not include tax/fees.

About Alex Cuba:
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Alex Cuba is a Grammy/Juno winning singer-songwriter/producer/musician, born Alexis Puentes in Artemisa, Cuba. He was immersed in music at a very young age, joining his father’s (guitarist and teacher Valentin Puentes) group of 24 guitarists. Alex went on to study electric and upright bass, touring and recording nationally and internationally. His sound is the unique confluence of tradition and global influences in articulate arrangements that convey emotions through melody and lyric. Moving to Canada in 1999 he began his career as a singer songwriter based in Smithers, BC. In 2022, he won a Grammy for Best Latin Pop for Mendó as producer, artist and engineer, his proudest accomplishment to date as an independent artist based in Smithers, BC, Canada. Alex’sfirst project in Canada in 2000 was Morumba Cubana, alongside his twin brother Adonis, as The Puentes Brothers. Alex went on to record his solo debut album Humo De Tobacoin which earned him a Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2006. Followed by Agua Del Pozo, which also earned him another Juno award for World Music Album of the Year in 2008.From there, Alex released his third album, a self-titled projectAlex Cuba in 2009, and the next year 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 and was followed by a nomination for BestLatin Pop Album at the 53rd Annual Grammy Award in 2011 where Alex took home a BMI LatinAward for his song-writing on Nelly Furtado’s #1 Spanish hit “Manos Al Aire”. In 2012, Alex released his fourth album Ruido En El Sistema, a year which Alex received his second Socan Hagood Hardy Award for outstanding achievement in Jazz and World Music. He also won hissecond Latin Grammy Award – thistime as a songwriter, alongside co-writer Yoel Henriquez received the award for Best Tropical Song for the Milly Quezada’s single, “Toma Mi Vida”feat.Juan Luis Guerra. In 2013, he again brought home a Latin Grammy for the video “Eres Tu”fromRuido En El Sistema, a video produced entirely in his hometown of Smithers.Alex Cuba’s 5th studio album,Healer, featuredfive duets with singer songwriters, four beingCanadian, Ron Sexsmith, David Myles, Alejandra Ribera and Kuba Oms as well as New YorkerAnya Marina. The album won a Latin Grammy for best Singer-songwriter and was nominated fora Grammy as best Latin Pop in 2016.Lo Unico Constante, his 6th album, delved deeper intoAlex’s song-writing roots, focusing on nylon string guitar and upright bass. Looking at the “filin”movement in Cuba of the forties that fused jazz and trova, music that influenced his writing style to this day. The album was nominated for both a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter and Grammy for Best Latin Pop. In 2019 Alex Cuba embarked on a completely self-produced collection of songs featuring 5 collaborations, this time with Latin American singer songwriters, recorded in Gibsons BC with John “Beetle” Bailey and mixed at John’s Drive Shed studio inOntario. The album received a Latin Grammy Nomination and performance at the televisedAward Show in Miami November 2020.Alex recorded at home in 2021 and added recording engineer to his credits as musician, singer-songwriter, producer. The album, Mendó took home the 2022 Grammy for best Latin PopAlbum! It was Alex Cuba’s 4th nomination and first win.

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