One of the 100 more successful Colombians abroad.
For Gregorio Uribe, the school always gave him the opportunity to make music. At the age of 9 he performed in the Cultural Weeks with “Blanco & Negro”, the band he created with his classmates. Later, captivated by the accordion, he played at recess, on the school bus and at birthday parties.
After graduating from high school in 2002, he went to USA to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. He then moved to New York where he recorded his first album as a singer-songwriter.
Gregorio has been named as one of the “100 most successful Colombians abroad”. He has collaborated with artists such as Rubén Blades, Carlos Vives, Paquito D’Rivera, Diego Obregón and recently joined forces with Alfredo Gutiérrez.
Thanks to his work with his Big Band, an orchestra that combines the energy and grace of Colombian Caribbean rhythms such as cumbia, chandé and porro with the sophistication and style of big band jazz, he has achieved international recognition.
Now he is innovating with his project “Sounds of Colombia”. A venture to stimulate tourism in the country, which has been recognized by the New York Times as “the most complete immersion in the sounds of Colombia” and for which he has already received a national award.
For his unique style and his commitment to his homeland, Gregorio is representing Colombian talent at its best and has become an inspiration for students.