Jon Secada Changes His Tune

Jon Secada Changes His Tune

Artist Returns to Music After Hiatus, Will Present Award at Grammys


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Beverly Hills, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – US Newswire)–February 10, 2005–After taking a three-year hiatus from his musical roots, Jon Secada, musician, actor and role model will present an award at this year’s Grammy Award ceremony on Sunday February 13. This appearance represents the rebirth of an eclectic entertainer who is expanding his already vast musical repertoire by recording a jazz album, which is slated for a fall 2005 release.

During the past few years, Jon found a home on Broadway where just wrapped up his starring role in ‘Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat’ this past November. Now, music has beckoned him back.

“Jon has sold more than 20 million albums and history is about to repeat itself,” says Secada’s publicist Ruben Malaret.

Critics, peers and fans have acknowledged Jon Secada’s remarkable career throughout the years. He has earned two Grammy Awards (for Best Latin Pop Album and Best Latin Pop Performance) and has achieved career album sales of more than 20 million units worldwide. He has not only topped both the Pop and Latin charts with his own recordings (most recently including Better Part Of Me — under the label, 550 Music/Epic Records), but also has written and produced landmark songs for such rising stars as Ricky Martin (“She’s All I Ever Had”) and Jennifer Lopez (“Baila”). He is also a gifted actor who has also appeared in numerous film, television and stage roles.

In recent days, Jon Secada has confirmed that he and Emilio Estefan Jr., have parted professional company, yet the two remain friends and will continue to collaborate from time to time on musical adventures. “Emilio is very busy working on his hit music show for the Telemundo Network, and I am busy finishing my Jazz album” said Secada.

“As Jon has earned both bachelors and masters degrees in music with a focus in jazz vocal performance from the University of Miami, going from pop music to his earlier appreciation for jazz is not a stretch In fact, it was just a matter of time for him to explore his musical avocations” said new manager Darius Lassus.

“I am extremely excited to be working with such a multi-talented performer, we have many surprises in the weeks to come for all Jon Secada fans and admirers,” says Lassus.

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Jon Secada Changes His Tune