Juan Pablo Manzanero
Juan Pablo Manzanero Blum was born on November 12 in Mexico City; He is the son of the Mexican composer Armando Manzanero, who always supported him in his artistic vocation. At the age of 4 he began to study music, learning to write notes before the alphabet.
Later he entered the Center for Research and Music Studies (CIEM), then directed by Dr. María Antonieta Lozano, where he studied for a Bachelor's Degree in Music and Orchestra Conducting, a career that he decided to change to dedicate himself to the pop genre.
When he was 17 years old, he met Nacho Cano, a member of Mecano, who produced his first album for him: "Cruce en el andén", under the BMG label. This material, produced in Madrid, Spain, included songs he wrote and a personal version, as a tribute, of his father's song "Esta tarde vi llover".
In total he has recorded five albums; the second of them, "Llévame al fondo de ti", was made in Los Angeles, California, United States, by one of the most important producers of the time: Humberto Gatica. The third, "Adentro", was produced by Juan Pablo himself and Rodolfo Cruz in Mexico City, while Manzanero y Manzanero is a duet production with his father.
From 1992 to 1999 he offered concerts and attended radio and television programs in Mexico, the United States, South America, Spain and Japan. He is the author of the works "Úneme", "Serás el aire" (written in collaboration with Sasha Sokol and Mildred Villafañe), "Yo no te pido", "Amando sin amar" y "Estoy loco", to name a few.
As a composer, he has scored more than twenty feature films, four of them nominated for an Ariel, among which "Alta Tension" stands out. Some of the artists who have interpreted his works are Cristian Castro, Sasha Sokol, Yahir, Ricky Martin, Flans, Tania Libertad, Lisset, Marcos Witt, Fernando de la Mora, Kalimba, Dulce María, Sandra Echeverría, Sol Pereyra, Sergio Núñez, Sole Giménez, Natalino, Ralphy Rodríguez, Bea Pernía, Ha*Ash, Dan Mascherano, Paulyna Carraz, Sasha, Benny and Erik and their father, maestro Manzanero, who included their song "Jugaré"" on the album "Nada personal".
During the seventeen years that he lived in Miami, Florida, he produced productions for performers such as Rocío Dúrcal, Reyli, David Bisbal, Cristian Castro, Alejandro Fernández, Carlos Vives and other figures of the song in his recording studio Espiral Records. In this area, he was nominated twice for the Grammy Award.
Although his musical training is classical, he has specialized in remixes because he asserts that "electronic music leads to other dimensions." In this medium he has worked for La Ley, Maná and DJ Sasha, among others, thus dedicating himself to what he considers his true passion: composing and producing.
Juan Pablo Manzanero Blum has promoted, directed and produced the Armando Manzanero Award, an event that emerged as an initiative to promote and support the talent of Mexicans, open to composers of all ages who are looking for an opportunity and impulse on the part of established personalities in the music, and that he decided to baptize with his father's name to pay tribute to him.
Throughout his career he has received various awards for his work as a composer, singer, producer and arranger. In 2022, the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM) awarded him the 25-Year Trajectory recognition for his career as an author.