SUPERBOWL XXXVII TAMPA BAY BUCCANEER KICKER, MARTIN GRAMATICA
He is best known as the Super Bowl XXXVII winning kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a man of average stature but with a big leg and even bigger theatrics after kicks. Martin Gramatica remains a local fan favorite for his time with the Bucs, from 1999 to 2004. After a decade in the NFL, the Argentinean-born placekicker who lives in Carrollwood is now finding success in his second career: designing and engineering environmentally friendly buildings and specially insulated building panels. Recently, the company he runs with his brothers Bill and Santiago — both past pro kickers, as well — has donated services to Habitat for Humanity, Francis House HIV and AIDS advocacy center, and Operation Finally Home, which builds houses for wounded veterans. ViVa Tampa Bay is Honored to be presenting Martin with the Hispanic Achievement award.
JORGE ALVARADO FROM “THE JORGE SHOW”
Happy Hour and All Things Fabulous on The Jorge Show is variety talk show hosted by Jorge Alvarado. The show is produced b…y Umbrella Creative, LLC. and currently airs in the Tampa Bay, Central and South Florida Markets on MIRA TV, Great 38/My TV Network and International TV/ Greek Voice.
Live streaming and full episodes from season one are available on www.thejorgeshow.com
CARLOS OLIVA Y LOS SOBRINOS DEL JUEZ
About Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez: Carlos Oliva and Los Sobrinos del Juez are a very special unit of nine talented musicians who love and believe in the style of music that they play. Carlos Oliva and L.S.D.J. notoriety grew as they created a new, inter-cultural sound; a fusion of Cuban music, salsa, afro beats, samba, jazz and rock. This melting pot of rhythmic seasonings soon became known as “The Miami Sound”, for the first time in history, gave Miami a claim to fame for its Latin Music. Carlos has produced and directed other musical groups, including Miami Sound Machine among many others. He has recorded his own compositions and has written for other international artists as well as theme songs for television shows like “Cristina”, “Ocurrio asi”, both winners of BMI Latin TV Theme Awards, “La Feria de la Alegria” and many others in addition to over one hundred radio and television commercials. Winner of an Emmy Award for the music of a promotional Univision Campaign, Carlos is a symbol of creativity and talent, greatly respected by his own community as well as internationally.
About Giovanni Hidalgo: Widely acknowledged among the greatest Conguero of his generation, Giovanni Hidalgo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1963, first taking up the drums five years later; the son of the noted percussionist Jose “Manengue” Hidalgo, he was educated in Latin rhythms from childhood onward, and as a teen regularly walked to local gigs with his congas strapped to his back. He soon caught the attention of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, touring in his United Nations All-Star Orchestra for four years; Hidalgo also became a noted session player, recording with Freddie Hubbard, Paul Simon, and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum project. In 1992, he recorded his debut solo LP, Villa Hidalgo; Worldwide followed a year later, and for 1997’s Hands of Rhythm, a collaboration with pianist Michel Camilo, Hidalgo earned a Grammy nomination in the Best Latin Jazz Album category.
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