Musical Artist, Producer, Vocalist, Composer, Jazz Historian
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"Que" sports a four octave range and has played and created Pop Metal, Pop, Folk, R&B, Jazz. Que's current "Urban Contemporary" hopes to gain the interest of a slightly more elevated audience and stimulate elevation where possible.
This project, "Ain't No Wonder", fuses Latin, Jazz, R&B, Pop, Pop Metal and Rap using inspiring lyrics.
Que plays keyboards, Bass guitar and guitar in a songwriting capacity, hand percussion instruments and is mainly a vocalist who loves harmonies earning the title "The Harmony Man" in the Bronx's Coop City in the 70's. In the 70's Que played such clubs as the now closed CBGB's, February's in Queens, was the opening act for a battle of the bands at Chippendales and took 2nd place to a pair of Opera singers in the 1984 Coop City Talent Show in The Bronx. The lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist to the disco band GQ, Emanuel Rahiem Leblanc, who also hailed from The Bronx was one of the judges and encouraged Que to continue working as did Todd Rundgren through another source.
Que's voice was very popular in Colombia in the late 80's and was heard on the airwaves through the band "Ice Age" whose main artist was David Geller. Mr. Geller used a number of artists for his English production but joined with Que for a Spanish effort. Que created lyrics in Spanish and sang on all tracks that Mr. Geller claimed to be him.
Que is Cousin to Javier Claudio one of the vocalists for the well known San Francisco (Bay Area) Latin Band "Mestizo" mestizoclr.com .
Enrique Oliveras or "Que" is a home grown musician descendant of the late Enrique (or Qi Que) Oliveras who flew on the NYC airwaves in the late 50's and early 60's with Latin music from Puerto Rico and was well known by many of the "Fania" label artists such as Eddie Palmeri, Willie Colon and the late Tito Puente who resided in the Bronx. Que grew up in the South Bronx where Rap began and where he enjoyed not only Latin music from Puerto Rico but also all the R & B and Rap greats. Que's stomping grounds were the same as such great rappers as Africa Bambaataa of the Zulu Nation who he would pass near Monroe HS often but never met personally. Africa’s Hip Hop legacy now spans the world with members and sects of the "Zulu Nation" springing up everywhere. What Que loves about Africa is his dedication to uplifting others by inspiring them to be better and having a good time through party music. Having come from that mindset Que wonders "Where did we go so wrong in rap as to forget and lose our sense of responsibility to the people we touch and influence?"
His father being affluent in music in his time Que fell in love with music from conception and is a singer, songwriter and producer. Because of Que's varied exposure to all types of music HE feels that specializing in a Genre is like having one type of food for a meal every day. This exposure and extensive experience with all styles makes “Que” an exceptional songwriter, vocalist, lyricist and producer able to blend styles for crossover appeal.
JAZZ GUITARIST EXTRODINAIRE, DAVID BECKER OF DAVID BECKER TRIBUE (ON OUR "FRIENDS" LIST) WHO'S VISIT WITH "QUE" WAS OND DEC 20 2008 WHILE IN FROM GERMANY WAS INTERESTING. David Becker, Quote, "Keep doing good music." Will try David! David Becker has played alongside such Jazz Greats as Chick Corea, Spyro Gyro and more.
"Que" "Ain't No Wonder" is a smooth "Crossover" alchemy of Jazz, Soul, Rap, Latin and more with inspirational lyrics that educate and entertain in modern melodies, counter-melodies and harmonies that create transformative atmospheres. “Que” trusts his music and lyrics will reach the ears and hearts of the entire world and contribute in the manifestation of positive g***** change at best and individual change at the least. "
Available for recording, writing and colaborations in all medias and gendres.
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Vocalist, Piano, Bass, Percussion, Guitar
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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