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Edgar Cruz: Guitarist Extraordinaire

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 Cruzs 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 Malaguea,
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, ols 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 Oklahomas 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 bachelors 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:
Style
Oklahoma Guitar (2011)
Original Compositions on Solo Acoustic & Classical Guitar
Pieces of Edgar (2007)
Original Compositions on Solo Acoustic & Classical Guitar
Guitarras de Baile (with Ruben Romero) (2006)
Salsa, Rumbas & Percussion
Sweet Georgia Blue (with David B. Hooten) (2005)
Jazz Standards with Trumpet
Guitarras de Fuego (with Ruben Romero) (2004)
Flamenco, Spanish & Originals Guitar duet
Guitarras de Amor (with Ruben Romero) (2003)
Latin Love Songs Guitar duet
The Cruz Trio in Concert (2003)
Traditional Mariachi and a variety of instrumentals
The Essence of Mexico (with The Cruz Trio) (2003)
Traditional Mariachi Vocals
Opening Night 2 (2002)
Live variety of all styles Vol.2 Solo guitar
Timeless (with David B. Hooten) (2000)
Inspirational Standards with Trumpet
Spanish Blood (2000)
Worldwide Spanish Standards Solo guitar
Reminiscence (1998)
The Best of Edgar Cruz Solo guitar
The A.R.T. of Edgar Cruz (1996)
Classic Rock Collection Solo guitar
Opening Night (1995)
The Best of Edgar Live Solo guitar
Those Were the Days (1992)
Nostalgic Jazz Standards Solo guitar
Classical Demands (1990)
Classical Guitars Greatest Hits Solo guitar
Throw Another Tape on the Fire (1989)
The Best of Christmas Solo guitar
DVD:
Arranging for Solo Guitar: The Queen Titles (2005)
Instructional video for all levels. Accolade Award
Spanish Blood The Guitar Music of Edgar Cruz (2005) PBS Oklahoma Documentary. Emmy Award
Edgar Cruz Inc.,
PO Box 720565
Oklahoma City, OK
73172-0565

405-773-3427 Phone
405-620-1882 Cell
405-773-3427 Fax
405-919-6784 Julie Larcher - assistant

www.edgarcruz.com

edgarcruz@aol.com