George Noriega is an American born multi Grammy Award winning and Emmy nominated Producer/Songwriter of Cuban descent. Raised in the diverse culture of Fort Lauderdale, FL, George seems to be on a never-ending mission to find new ways to fuse his heart of Rock and Roll and Latin Soul. In the process he has been a Producer/Songwriter on albums that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide. George’s list of collaborations have been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity: Maná, Shakira, Draco Rosa, Carole King, Timbaland, Phil Ramone, Ricky Martin, J Lo ,Gloria Estefan, Dolly Parton, Juanes, Paloma Faith, Haash, Ednita Nazario, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Raquel Sofia and Pedro Capó to name a few.
George began his musical journey as a member of several Florida Rock/Pop bands such as the Scoundrels, Utrec and The Sun Kings. After a record deal with Epic and years of experience writing, recording and touring, George decided to attend the University of Miami and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Immediately following graduation he landed several gigs as a vocalist/musician for Gloria Estefan, Shakira and Jon Secada, by the end of those tours George was hired by Estefan Enterprises as a songwriter/producer as part of their “Latin Motown” team.
After being one of the principal Producer/Songwriters at the epicenter of the music industry’s “Latin Boom” of 1999-2000 (Ricky Martin-“She’s All I Ever Had” & “Shake Your Bon Bon”, Shakira and J LO) and after a very successful seven year run of working with the Estefan’s, in 2005, George decided to venture out on his own and founded Cutting Cane Productions/Studios/Publishing. The 1400 sq foot facility in Davie, Fl. has been host to some humbling talent: Tony Bennett, Shakira, Mana, Gloria Estefan, Draco Rosa and Juanes to name a few…
Throughout his career George has been repeatedly recognized by his peers:
In 2000, he received a Grammy Award for his work as producer for Gloria Estefan’s Album “Alma Caribeña” (Best Latin/Tropical Album). In 2004, he received a Latin Grammy nomination for Record of the Year as Producer of the darker, sultry, art/pop track “Mas Y Mas” by Robi Draco Rosa. In 2011, George was nominated for an Emmy for his collaboration with Shakira on a project for Nickelodeon. George was honored once again in 2013 with four more Latin Grammy Award nominations and with a Grammy win for “Album of the Year” for his work as Producer on Draco Rosa’s “Vida”. In 2015, George produced an album entitled “Cama Incendiada” for the iconic Mexican Rock/Pop band Maná, which went on to win the Latin Grammy Award for best Rock/Pop Album. It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Latin albums and features the worldwide hit, “Mi Verdad”, a duet with Shakira which also hit #1 on three Billboard charts and in 63 countries around the world. In 2017 and 2018, George received three more Latin Grammy nominations for his work as producer on albums by Ednita Nazario, Raquel Sofia, and Pedro Capo.
George’s versatile abilities have led him to produce and write songs for pop/rock/latin artists, for TV and film, for live theatre (Dreamworks and Nickelodeon), for Nashville-country artists and for live shows in Las Vegas…