About Edgar:

Each year Edgar Cruz performs more than 200 concerts and has played throughout America, Europe and South America. He has been a headliner at the prestigious Chet Atkins Guitar Festival every July in Nashville since 1995 and is a strong icon at major festivals in Oklahoma. Those who have witnessed Cruz’s performance immediately become entranced at the precision, speed and complexity with which his fingers strike the strings of his guitar to create a symphony of sound unusual to just one instrument.  Cruz offers an incredible live repertoire of the greatest hits of the guitar, such as “Malagueña,” “Classical Gas,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “In the Mood,” “Dueling Banjos,” “Hotel California,” a classical medley, Latin favorites, originals and medleys on the fly. Audience interaction, participation, clapping, singing, dancing, snapping, “olés” and “yee-haws” are all encouraged. Seventeen CDs and two DVDs are currently available. Country, Western, Beatles, Inspirational, Celtic and Broadway are just a few more in the works.

Edgar has been named the Oklahoma’s Top Performing Artist and/or Acoustic Guitarist for more than 15 years by the Oklahoma Gazette. He has received numerous civic acknowledgments for his contributions to various charitable events. He also performs a wide variety of bookings including concerts, festivals, weddings, receptions, banquets, schools, churches, conventions, fiestas, memorials or any special occasion. Edgar holds a bachelor’s of music degree in guitar performance from Oklahoma City University.  He was recently added to the Hispanic exhibit at The Oklahoma History Center and was also honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Oklahoma City University in 2010.   His You Tube video of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has more than 14,000,000 hits worldwide.

Discography:

Oklahoma Guitar (2011)
Pieces of Edgar (Oct 2007)
Guitarras de Baile (with Ruben Romero) (2006)
Sweet Georgia Blue (with David B. Hooten) (2005)
Guitarras de Fuego (with Ruben Romero) (2004)
Guitarras de Amor (with Ruben Romero) (2003)
The Cruz Trio in Concert (2003)
The Essence of Mexico (with The Cruz Trio) (2003)
Opening Night 2 (2002)
Timeless (with David B. Hooten) (2000)
Spanish Blood (2000, Remastered in 2005)
Reminiscence (1998)
The A.R.T. of Edgar Cruz (1996)
Opening Night (1995)
Those Were the Days (1992)
Classical Demands (1990)
Throw Another Tape on the Fire (1989)

DVD:
Arranging for Solo Guitar: The Queen Titles (2005)

Spanish Blood – The Guitar Music of Edgar Cruz (2005)

Edgar Cruz, Inc.
P.O. Box 720565
Oklahoma City, OK 73172-0565
www.edgarcruz.com
Style:

Original Compositions on Solo Acoustic & Classical Guitar
Original Compositions on Solo Acoustic & Classical Guitar
Salsa, Rumbas & Percussion
Jazz Standards with Trumpet
Flamenco, Spanish & Originals Guitar duet
Latin Love Songs Guitar duet
Traditional Mariachi and a variety of instrumentals
Traditional Mariachi Vocals
Live variety of all styles Vol.2 Solo guitar
Inspirational Standards with Trumpet
Worldwide Spanish Standards Solo guitar
The Best of Edgar Cruz Solo guitar
Classic Rock Collection Solo guitar
The Best of Edgar Live Solo guitar
Nostalgic Jazz Standards Solo guitar
Classical Guitar’s Greatest Hits Solo guitar



Instructional video for all levels. Accolade Award

PBS Oklahoma Documentary. Emmy Award

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