Gil Gutiérrez brings the fullest meaning to the word, "virtuoso."
Whether it is jazz, or pure classical, he brings sensitivity and excitement to the music.

Doc Severinsen

Monday, August 23, 2010

Doc Severinsen ,Gil and Cartas at the Angela Peralta Theater in San Miguel de Allende. Gto. Mex.














Toussaint, Cartas, Gil, Doc, Kevin Thomas and Jimmy Branly.
Thanks for such a memorable night.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gil y Cartas con Doc Severinsen at the Peralta

Warmest thanks to friends and everyone who attended the sold out concert at the Angela Peralta Theatre in San Miguel de Allende Gto. on August 18th. What an incredible night it was!

During this song you could hear a pin drop and it features Pedro Cartas on violin and Gil on guitar as they conjure the spirit of the dove in this haunting legend.

A Mexican Huapango written by Tomás Méndez "Cucurrucucu paloma" was introduced by Lola Beltrán in the film Cucurrucucu Paloma. This mesmerizing song recounts the legend of a dove who every morning comes to sing at a woman's empty little house with its wide open little doors. They swear that the dove is none other than the man's spirit, hoping still for the return of the woman he so passionately loves.

They say that every night
he was wholly overtaken by tears;
They say he never ate, but only drank.

They swear that even the heavens
trembled to hear his wail,
he suffered for her so,
that even in death, he never stopped calling for her.


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Gil performs original music with the internationally renowned New York Choral Society



These videos are of live performances with the New York Choral Society under the direction of conductor Jack Goodwin. Sixty voices of the renowned New Your City Choral Society joined forces with Gil to perform in Oaxaca at the Macedonio Alcala, San Miguel de Allende at the Tercera Orden Church, and Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato. Original music included the compelling song Delfis composed in honor of Gil's mother.



Four years ago after reading a newspaper article about the women killed in Ciudad Juarez Gil wrote Lagrima del Toro using a metaphor of an impotent bull to express the powerlessness many people feel about these brutal murders. The victims have predominatly been young women, between 12 and 22 years of age. Many were students, and most were maquiladora workers and to this day these horrible crimes remain unsolved.



The song Xilitla commemorates a uniquely beautiful place in La Huasteca Potosina, a verdant jungle at sea level in the mountains.

Millenium Park Chicago Concert in July

Gil and Doc played to an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000 people at Chicago's Millenium Park during Las Fiestas del Bicentenario. These photos show the theatre designed by Frank Gehry and the electrifying performance of Ritmo de la Vida.




Ritmo de la Vida in concert at Teatro Angela Peralta August 18th

Please join Gil, Doc y Cartas for an evening of very special music on Wednesday night August 18th at the Teatro Angela Peralta in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The show starts at 7:30 and tickets are available at the theatre box office.

Listen to old favorites and some incredibly dynamic new music. Gil y Cartas and the legendary trumpet player Doc Severinsen will be joined by Eugenio Toussaint on the piano, Jimmy Branley from Cuba playing percussion as well as bassist Kevin Thomas from New York City.