Thursday, March 12, 2009
Vonnell is a singer that was born in Havana, Cuba, but grew up in the musical city of Miami.
Miami exposed Vonnell to the wide realm of the music world and genres such as jazz, hip-hop, and Cuban jazz have all greatly influenced his work.
In 2006, with the help of his friends and family, Vonnell started his own record label, VIMmusic, and released his first CD called "31 De Febrero". This album won four of five awards that it was nominated for in the LA Music Awards, that are sponsored by the Grammys, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Male Vocal of the Year.
In 2008, Vonnell relseased his second album called "31 De Febrero Delux Edition" that added a few remixes to his original songs.
The unique thing about Vonnell is that he works for himself at his own studio, and acts as the songwriter, artist, instrumentalist, and producer for all his work.
Vonnell has also teamed up with Grammy winner Roberto Morales to bring a new life and ideas to Vonnell's work and helped produce his first album.
Vonnell is currently working on another album called "30 in Rio" that is said to be coming out around Christmas time this year or early next year. This album is also going to be multilingual, having parts of songs sung in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, though it will be predominately an English CD.