55th Grammy Awards – 2013 Winner for Best Tropical Latin Album: RETRO!
With over two decades experience in the music industry, Grammy winning pianist composer and producer Marlow Rosado has developed a powerful portfolio working with many of the top artists in the Latin recording industry. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music.
Marlow Rosado has worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including the unforgettable Tejana signer Selena, legendary pianist Larry Harlow, Tommy Olivencia, Marc Anthony, Olga Tañón, Ricky Martin and Desmond Child. Some of his most notable works include the 5 driving rock tracks he co-wrote on Alejandra Guzman’s album “lipstick”, nominated for Best Rock Album of the Year by both the American and Latin Grammys, The emotionally charged Yolandita Monge production, “SENTIMIENTO BORINQUEÑO,” written as a love letter to his home land, As well as the arrangements, directing, and production of the horn section on Ricky Martin’s production “MAS”. Other artist includes Elvis Crespo, Puerto Rican Power, India and many more. However, ask him whats his proudest moments as a composer, and without pause he names his compositions “Me Dejo En El Aire” and “Un No Se Que,” recorded by the legendary “El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico”.
Marlow earned a Masters degree in Jazz Education, and has taught at the elementary as well as the University level. He is continually sought out by Latin Artists for his musical arrangement skills, his aggressive montunos on the piano, as well as his ability to direct orchestras as he has successfully done for artists such as the late Salsa legend Celia Cruz, Tito Puente Jr., Tito Nieves, and many others. It is not uncommon to see Marlow’s name on CD liner notes whether it is as a pianist, producer, songwriter or musical director.
Marlow Rosado took center stage in 2009 when he successfully released his first album, SALSALSA which was signed by the world famous record company “Fania Records” who hadn’t signed an artist in 18 years, making Marlow Rosado the newest and last artist signed to Fania Records.
In 2012 Rosado released his sophomore record RETRO, which had an amazing success surprising not only Marlow Rosado but the entire industry when during the 2012 American Grammy awards, RETRO won the Grammy for BEST TROPICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR while competing with the gigantic bachata artist Romeo Santos.
On July 29th 2014, Marlow released his third album “SALSANIMAL” which as suggested with this title, it’s a beast of a production. In Salsanimal Marlow invites legendary Pianist Larry Harlow and Richie Ray where along with Marlow, in a track called “88mil teclas” they pay tribute to the instrument that has made them who they are today. Also on this production we see the participation of artists like Jon Secada and Checo Acosta who both step away from the primary genres to give themselves fully to salsa. Other amazing artist invited to SALSANIMAL are Alex Matos, winner of 2014’s “Premio Lo Nuestro”, Herman Olivera, Domingo Quiñonez, The very special participation of Mayito Rivera, ex singer of Cuba’s staple orchestra Los Van Van, and from the hands of Desmond Child, new cover De La Torres.
With 11 nominations and one American Grammy already on his shelf, Marlow Rosado is most definitely a driving force in the tropical music industry.