February 24th, 2011
Giovanni Almonte is a composer and vocalist born in New York City, the son of a Dominican family. His experience as the front man for the band brokenMadison has garnered him a reputation as a powerful performer with a sincere and passionate stage presence. Over the course of several years brokenMadison toured throughout the east coast, Europe and Egypt before disbanding in 2005 while recording their first album.
Giovanni Almonte continues on his musical career as a solo artist embracing his Latin heritage and the influence of New York City’s diverse culture. He is recognized for blending elements of Salsa, Rock, Afro-Cuba, Jazz and Electronica. His unique yet diverse style and inspired writing has allowed him to perform and record with a wide range of musicians including hip-hop producer King Solomon, who featured Giovanni on the acclaimed 2009 release, “The Big Picture”. The Latin Jazz group The Curtis Brothers also featured Giovanni Almonte on another 2009 release. Their first single, “Thoughts Not My Own” included original lyrics and vocals by Giovanni.
Now with experience and an established working relationship with some of New York City’s most renowned young musicians, Giovanni Almonte has finished recording his debut solo work that combines powerful lyrics, beautiful melody, raw vocal performances and virtuosity second to none.
The album “High vs. Low” is scheduled for release in March 2009 and includes 12 original compositions written, arranged and produced by Giovanni Almonte and Julie “Jewls” Acosta. The album is bi-lingual English and Spanish and is an eclectic and sophisticated production with global appeal.