LIKES: friends, books, soccer, museums, concerts, music harmony, world root rhythms
FAVORITE FOOD: Salmon Sashimi
FAVORITE QUOTE: “The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.” ― George Bernard Shaw.
Nine albums, three film scores, Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations, multiple Pepsi Music Awards, works recorded in Deutsche Grammophon, five continents toured and four college degrees -three in music- are some of the career milestones of Alvaro Paiva-Bimbo, a passionate and curious scholar of the Art of Music and a deep lover of Art and knowledge in general. The quality of his music mastery and versatility can be deduced from a few of his landmarks: score for internationally awarded book “Liubliana” by Eduardo Sánchez-Rugeles; play guitar for music legend Aldemaro Romero and “The prince of salsa” Luis Enrique; produce for multi-awarded funk band Los Amigos Invisibles and latin jazz percussionist Luisito Quintero (Chick Corea, Richard Bona); orchestrate for world-renowned Simon Bolivar Orchestra; write for classic trumpet figure Pacho Flores; conduct for Mexican pop stars Natalia Lafourcade and Ximena Sariñana; record with jazz virtuosi Anat Cohen and Luis Perdomo; arrange and direct shows with Latin Grammy winners Ilan Chester, La vida bohéme, Ralph Irizarry, María Teresa Chacín, etc. Born in Caracas from a Venezuelan/Italian family of teachers, Alvaro recently relocated to Los Angeles, California. He is signed with Universal Music Publishing Group MX; is a member of ASCAP, NARAS & LARAS; and part of Godin Guitars and MONO Cases artist families. Listen to some samples of his work at alvaropaiva.com