Amaryllis Santiago

Imagine a tropical island breeze, a hot sun, and the sounds of sensual Latin, Soul, Jazz, and Dance musical fusions...that's "Amaryllis aka The Latin Phoenix!"

About Me

Amaryllis aka The Latin Phoenix ®™ is best known in the Latin community for her passion and performance in the Latin Fusion and Salsa markets. Amaryllis is called The Latin Phoenix ®™ because she refuses to give up on her dream of sharing music, which is now being heard globally. Through the good and bad times, she always rises above adversity through prayer and her strong faith in God.

The Latin Phoenix ®™ is an International GRAMMY & LARAS Artist Voting Member and a former Governor for The Philadelphia Chapter Recording Academy. She performs as a Solo Artist and with multiple ensembles, where you can hear her sing Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Salsa music. She has performed from small venues to main stage concerts and festivals since 1997. She was invited to perform and tour in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2013, and Stuttgart, DE.

A fresh look for her official website is currently UNDER CONSTRUCTION and will be released in 2020. She continues to collaborate with her radio sponsor Frank Toohey and the Jazz Juice Radio Station located in the UK and is grateful for their support and encouragement with music sponsorship since 2013.

Her Single, “Meet Me On The Moon” is a well known Phyllis Hyman cover set to release in December 2019 and has been working on her next full length album to be released in early 2020. Working with her on this project are: Terry Tuck-Arranging, Composing, and playing multiple instruments, Nkenge Tuck-Background Vocals, Wahid Gomes-Preproduction and Mixing. Mastering: Oscar Autie at El Cerrito Studio. Oscar is a featured Warm Audio Artist and Kenya Autie. Baron Harris- Artist Manager, Frank Toohey-Jazz Juice Radio Sponsor, Megan Wiley Bowers-Graphic Design Artist.

“Sausalito Nights” released on August 1, 2017. “Sausalito Nights” features Nick Colionne, (Courtesy of Trippin’ N’ Rhythm Records.) He is a Billboard #1 Artist. The song was completed with collaborations with Isaiah Sharkey and John Christy, Owner of Studio 2424 in Chicago. Isaiah Sharkey, is a GRAMMY Award winning Guitarist, Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Producer.

An invited Artist for Dr. Deepak Chopra, Kabir Seghal, and Paul Averignos’s Panel to introduce the latest endeavor: “Home-Where Everyone Is Welcome.” (http://home-everyone-welcome.com ) She was invited to speak about her Family and their journey on ‘emigrating to the United States’ from Puerto Rico. She is among many talented artists who performed on the National Best Seller – a 12 Song CD accompaniment to his book. She had the honor of joining Dr. Deepak Chopra on the song title, “Survivor,” which was inspired by 9/11 First Responder-NYFP William Jimeno. Performed for 1st Global Arts Music Festival-Arts in Bartlett- June 2017

Performed at the Elgin Community College for the Commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -Elgin, IL. As an invited guest by Danise Habun and Dr. Rise Jones. (2017)

She has performed as a guest for Sabor a Café and a few other clubs in the Chicago area since 2015.

“Voy A Conquistarte”-2015 EP Release was For Consideration in 58th GRAMMY season.

“No Me Doy Por Vencida,” 2012 CD Release peaked at #34 in The Tropical Latin Charts. (Allmusic.com)

GRAMMYs In My District – Meeting with Congressman Bill Foster IL11 and Group Leader Eddie Torres in October 2015.

A Presenter and Co-Host in 2014 and 2015 for The Lehigh Valley Music Awards, at the SteelStacks® Campus in Bethlehem, PA.

She was one of the Co-Hosts alongside of Rhona Bennet and Lexi Lewis at the 34th Annual Chicago Music Awards, held at the Historic Copernicus Theatre, in 2015.

Nominated and award recipient in the Best Latin/Best Brazilian Music Category from GHP Radio Show in 2014. www.ghpradio.com

Served as a Member with HACC-Central PA Community College Music Industry Advisory Board in 2014. (http://www.hacc.edu/)

Panel Judge for The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (GACLA) Talent Recognition Show in 2013.

“Honorary Chair” for the EUP 10th Anniversary Gala in 2013. Estamos Unidos originated as a Latino community-based group in the Harrisburg area in 2002. It began as a group of volunteers who helped Hispanic children in three main areas: Cultural Heritage, Educational Advancement and Mentoring Programs. (http://www.estamosunidospa.org/)

Amaryllis’s company, “Syllirama Entertainment, LLC,” Produced and Promoted the legendary Jose Feliciano 2013 World Tour at The Forum, Harrisburg, PA. She performed as Jose Feliciano’s Special Guest and received a Governor’s Proclamation for her contribution to the Pennsylvania music community. “Me Gusta Tu Baile” Patti LaBelle Cover received Limelight Cover Song of The Year in 2010. http://limelighttest.wordpress.com/page/2/)

The Full-length CD, “No Me Doy Por Vencida” was submitted to The 14th Latin Grammy (r) 2013 “For Consideration,” in 3 different categories. The single, “No Me Doy Por Vencida” reached #34 in The Tropical Latin Charts. (Allmusic.com/Mediabase) It was produced in collaboration with Erben Perez (Mark Anthony’s Bass Player for 20+ years), and Craig White who is a 30-year veteran of all phases of the entertainment industry. (His engineering credits include projects with Celine Dion, Kool and the Gang, Gerald Levert, Wendy O. Williams, and most of the Philadelphia International Records roster; Phyllis Hyman, Dexter Wansel, The O’Jays, and Lou Rawls.)

Self-Published Book, “Poetry From Within” in 2010.

The “Sabor Latino” album was produced in collaboration with Aaron “El Kosherican” Levinson, Grammy Winner for Salsa Album of the Year 2005. Edy Martinez, also a Grammy nominee, arranged and played piano on her song. (As musical director he’s accompanied icons Ray Barreto, Gato Barbieri, Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría and Dizzy Gillespie. As a pianist, he has played with many legends of the salsa and Latin jazz world including Rubén Blades, Jerry Gonzalez, Celia Cruz, Alfredito de la Fé, Paquito de Rivera and others.)

The “Next Level” CD was her first original studio recording and received a Special Mention at Marché International du Disque et de l’Edition Musicale (MIDEM), the Cannes, France music trade fair. Amaryllis is the First Jazz Latina to have 2 songs in the Top 10 of MIDEM’s Preview Magazine in 2008. (#6 – Simply Me and #10 – VFW)

Her vision and goal is to affirm that dreams can come true by hard work, discipline, honesty, and being true to oneself.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...it provides a beautiful melting pot of many different souls sharing their life journey through music, that has no. I love to challenge myself and evolve by listening to the different stylings, sounds, and many instruments from around the world! My advice to new listeners...is to have an open mind when listening to older music as well as NEW music from obscure Artists not heard on radio to the commercial radio Artists. You may find yourself learning nuances within lyrical melodies or chords that you've never heard before. As you listen to music, just travel within each note being played, each bended lyric being heard, or if watching an artist perform.....their expressions within each phrasing or words!

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