Vocalist Arranger Composer
Hailing from Ecuador, Francisco Ruiz is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and arranger for a variety of projects in LA. Graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Francisco has been a vocal educator for over 7 years and a professional singer for over a decade.
Francisco Ruiz is projected as one of the most promising artists of the new generation of Latino singers in America. His great vocal quality is reminiscent of Luis Miguel and Miguel Bosé. Francisco has an original style and four-octave vocal range, capable of moving naturally from the lower notes the sharpest, delivering high quality performances.
This versatile singer, music transcends cultural and language barriers, covering the European Balada Pop, Salsa, R & B, Latin and Folk Music, Bossa Nova, Samba & Jazz. His talent as a pianist is the perfect complement to this graduate talent in professional singing, contemporary writing and music production of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Francisco Ruiz's career has evolved from its beginnings as a member of the Quiteños groups "Vox Lumini" & "Clone" to shares in groups Big Band during his formal music studies at the Institute of Contemporary Music (BMI) the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Francisco was selected to sing with Bobby McFerrin (winner of 10 Grammy's and composer of "Do not Worry Be Happy"), after an outstanding hearing in which he competed with about 300 singers from around the world. Teaches workshops in musical composition and improvisation, as his recent participation in the NATIONAL A CAPELLA CONVENTION in Memphis; and it is presented on stage as a soloist and backing singer.
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