Bio

BIO

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Born in Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Iris is a gifted vocalist, songwriter, and graduate from Cuba’s National School of The Arts (Escuela Nacional de Arte).

A go-to vocalist for projects requiring an authentic Cuban sound, Iris has been called on to contribute her talents to soundtracks, album guest appearances, and festivals.

Some highlights include:

ALBUMS

  • Israel “Cachao” Lopez - “Ahora Si” - Awarded two GRAMMYs.

  • Andy Garcia - “Cuba Linda”

  • Danilo Lozano - “Cuban L.A. Dos”

  • Grupo Tolu (Justo Almario and Alex Acuña) - El Bongo de Van Gogh

  • Full discography can be found HERE

PERFORMANCES

  • Miami’s Calle Ocho

  • San Jose Jazz Festival

  • The Geffen Playhouse

  • Catalina Jazz Club

  • Oxnard Salsa Festival

  • San Diego Salsa Congress

  • LACMA

  • The Music Center

FILM SOUNDTRACKS

  • Original Sin (Antonio Bandera, Angelina Jolie)

  • The Lost Cit (Andy Garcia)

TELEVISION

  • A Salute to Grammy Legends at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood

  • Appeared on the TV show Cane starring Jimmy Smits, performing the song “Veinte Años”