Jon Secada Quotes

Even before I became a recording artist I did other things in music. I was a teacher I did studio work and I was an arranger and a producer.

I might be a Cuban American but I'm also an Afro-Cuban American.

There's something about prime time television and the way the song is going to come off on the air. I'm very concerned very self-conscious about that.

I have a bachelor's and a master's in jazz.

Oh yeah I've always thought of covering some of my influences like Billy Joel Elton John Stevie Wonder.

I grew up in a community that was bilingual. I've done it for a while singing in both languages.

And my career the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background.

For me there's still a lot of room to grow; I'm just happy that I have so much more to give.

Well I always wanted to be educated and be prepared.

I'm a big believer in education period.

If there was any other place I would live other than Miami it would be California. It's beautiful. The weather is just gorgeous I love being here too.

My style is a very universal sound which is very close to where I grew up.

I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice theory humanities. And nowadays music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more.

A real active music set based and really concentrated on what the music's all about. That's what I'm all about - singing and a really good strong music set.

It happened in Miami in Coral Gables a great big ol' Cuban wedding. It was pretty intense.

This record has a lot of influences that I'd love to cover like Marvin Gaye and Earth Wind and Fire. Maybe I'll do some covers of my major influences during my live show.

I write in English first and then I translate to Spanish. I've always felt more comfortable with the English side of things first.

I grew up speaking both languages and for me that's really important.

If you write songs and if you write music that's very sincere and very honest it's pop music but it is pop music with a lot of honesty and a lot of heart.

So when I got the contract for my album even though it was an English record my manager insisted on making sure we would record in Spanish as well and it worked out really well for me.