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Overview (3)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicknames Guigs
Hoops
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Martin Guigui is an award-winning filmmaker, Music Director, Composer and Grammy nominated Music Producer. Guigui has directed, written, and produced Feature Films, Music Videos, composed music for film and TV, worked on over 100 productions, produced over 50 music albums, toured extensively, and is Music Director for high profile Broadcast Concert Events. Born in Buenos Aires Argentina, son of famed Symphony Orchestra Conductor Maestro Efrain Guigui, Martin had an eclectic upbringing in New York, Puerto Rico and Vermont, a music prodigy playing Violin at age four, his concert debut with the Puerto Rico Symphony at age 12, and now an accomplished Pianist and Hammond B3 player.

Guigui has worked with Stars and Icons of the Entertainment industry including Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Charlie Sheen, Faye Dunaway, and Dennis Quaid. Guigui has shared the stage, recorded, and performed with music greats including Billy Gibbons, Christina Aguilera, Travis Tritt, Peter Frampton, Brad Paisley, Daryl Hall, Stephen Stills, Lady Gaga, James Cotton, Slash, Sammy Hagar, Dave Navarro, Jimmie Vaughan, George Thorogood, Sheila E, Lyle Lovett, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Joe Bonamassa, Lemmy Kilmister, Keb Mo, Kenny Loggins, Vernon Reid, Jose Feliciano, Smokey Robinson, Sam Moore, David Byrne, Julio Iglesias Jr, Lucinda Williams, Grace Potter, Phish, Yolanda Adams, Nancy Wilson, Robby Krieger, Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, Robert Randolph, Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Larkin Poe, Don Felder (Eagles), Richie Sambora, Joan Osborne, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Jake Owen, The Gatlin Brothers, NRBQ, Steve Forbert, Bo Diddley, Bret Michaels, Billy Ray Cyrus, Haley Reinhart, Orianthi, and many others.

Recipient of songwriting Billboard Awards, ASCAP Performance Awards, United Nations Award, Caesar Award, Golden Spirit Award, Estabrook Award, numerous "Best Director" Festival Awards, twice honored by City Of Los Angeles for artistic contributions to music education, Martin music directs charity events regularly for America Salutes You, Endangered Species, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, National Guard Foundation, and Prevention Of Child Abuse.

Most recently Guigui helped organize and Music Directed the iconic "One America" Concert Event hosted by the 5 living U.S. Presidents raising $45 Million Dollars for Hurricane relief. Martin is a contributing author to the book "After Shock" (50th anniversary of "Future Shock"), is co-founder and President of Sunset Pictures, EVP of Pacific Records. Guigui was a High School standout basketball player and still passionately enjoys the game having played in the NBA Entertainment League with the likes of Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, and Kevin Hart.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rita Hollingsworth

Family (1)

Spouse Dahlia Waingort Guigui (1 June 2003 - present)  (3 children)

Trivia (8)

He was a standout high school basketball player, and played in the NBA Entertainment League, where he competed against the likes of Adam Sandler, Snoop Dog, Ice Cube, Sugar Shane Mosley, Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Brian McNight, Justin Timberlake and many other stars and members of the entertainment industry who love to play the game.
Martin was a member of the band Spastic with Jon Fishman (of Phish). Spastic was named after the Japanese definition of Martin's last name (Guigui) which is "a commonly used medical term for muscle spasms". In one of their shows, the group raised thousands of dollars in a benefit concert for "The Prevention Of Child Abuse".
In 2007, in honor of his Father's passing, Martin Conducted the Los Angeles Union Symphony Orchestra in an educational concert that raised thousands of dollars to provide musical instruments for young students. The event was sponsored by the City of Los Angeles and Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation.
Began playing the piano at age 10. Martin performed Beethoven's 'Fur Elise' in his own 'Boogie Woogie' style during a recital and his teacher closed the piano lid on his fingers! Martin has been self taught ever since...
Between the ages of 8 and 17 Martin was a member of the Green Mountain Fiddlers.
Began playing the violin at age 4 and by the time Martin was 12 years old he performed Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in D Major with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
Guigui helped organize and was the Music Director for the "One America - 5 Presidents" concert event which raised $44 million for Hurricane relief, and made history by bringing together the 5 living Presidents for the first time to host the event.
Martin is an amateur astrophysicist and dedicates time to the study and advancement of the principles of physics as it pertains to realms of theoretical and observational physics.

Personal Quotes (8)

Embrace the unknown and it shall embrace you back.
A Director is a cross between a therapist and a cheerleader.
The 3 rules of show business: Number one, there are no rules. Number two, make your own rules. Number three, be prepared to break them because there are no rules...
The groove is the master of all art
Filmmaking is, in its most infinite complexity, the clearest portal to the simplest measure of truth.
You gotta stay in the idiot free zone.
The creative medium is a collection of souls interacting within space and time in a magical indescribable fashion. That is how we arrived, This is how we exist. Filmmaking and life share a similar fragility. Not to be fucked with.
My favorite places to be...on stage and on set.

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