Singer, songwriter and producer Juan Luis Guerra hails from the Dominican Republic, where he is considered a poet and a musician of the people. He is also one of the most recognized Latin artists of the last decades. To date, Guerra has sold over thirty million albums and won numerous awards including fifteen Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin Billboard Music Awards. He does not limit himself to one style of music, but incorporates different rhythms like merengue, bolero-bachata, balada, salsa, rock ‘n roll, and even gospel. His nickname at school was el niño de las veladas; ‘evening party boy’. He lived up to it when he made his debut at Curaçao North Sea Jazz in 2011 and turned Sam Cooke stage into one huge Latin party.