RIP Manuel Molina, 1957-2023
Rest in peace Manuel Molina, gifted guitarist, promoter, and presenter of the highly acclaimed annual “A Night Around the World.”
Manuel was born in Lima, Perú in 1957, and passed away Saturday, February 25 in Denver where he had lived since 1980.
Manuel Molina has led various musical groups around the world for over 25 years providing professional Latin entertainment. His band, Hot Molina, has traveled the world performing for the United States Department of Defense and various US embassies overseas.
He attended the Conservatory of Perú in Lima, where he studied composition and classical guitar. At the age of 17, he was the youngest person to conduct the Peruvian National Symphony.
Some highlights of his varied professional career include:
- Performing for Shimon Peres, the current Prime minister of Israel
- Participating in the 1999 Noche De Gala at the Center for Performing Arts – James Olmos Latin Film Festival
- Performing with Gato Barbieri, the Latin jazz artist
- Performing for actor Raymond Burr in Denver
- Appearing multiple times at the Aspen Jazz Festival and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
- Performing at American fests in Naples, Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America, and South America
- Performing the American National Anthem at the opening of Colorado Rockies games at Coors Field for a crowd of 60,000 people
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