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Tony Succar is a two-time Latin GRAMMY award-winning artist, producer and composer/arranger. Born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Miami, Florida, Succar earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz Performance from Florida International University in 2008 and his master’s degree in 2010. In 2018, Tony was nominated for the Latin GRAMMY for Best Tropical Song, “Me Enamoro Más de Ti.” He received four nominations in 2019 for his album, Más de Mi, winning Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album and making history as the youngest winner to ever win both categories. Tony went on to direct and produce his documentary "MAS DE MI," chronicling his journey from unknown indie artist to Latin Grammy winner, which he released in May 2021, in tandem with his new album “Live in Peru.” Tony has also produced, co-directed, and is featured leading the Raíces Jazz Orchestra in the documentary “Roots of Latin Jazz,”, which premieres on PBS in July 2021. His musical diversity is well-known in the industry, having worked with an impressive array of talented artists, including Tito Nieves, India, Jon Secada, Marc Anthony, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Judith Hill, and Obie Bermudez, among others. His latest single "Tu Mejor Equivocación," is a collaboration with Tik Tok sensation YX that fuses Salsa and Trap sounds. Tony’s debut album, UNITY: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, had tremendous success, reaching Billboard’s #1 Tropical Album Music Chart, iTunes' #1 World Latin Chart, and also became a primetime PBS special. In 2021, Tony was elected to the Latin Grammy Board of Governors for the South Florida area. For more information: www.tonysuccar.com - Thank you so much Gabriel for setting up, and a MASSIVE thank you to Tony for being so cool, kind and incredible. I hope you all enjoy!
[Episode Recorded In 2021]