Jeff DeVillez / Bio

Been doing musical things as artist,engineer,producer,etc for over 50 years.Have known 100s of artists,and worked with dozens.I promised a list of latin artists I have engineered,produced,worked with in concert,or interviewed.As follows:

Menudo(Ricky martins old group-engineer concert tour);Cheyenne(engineer over 30 concerts-did movie Dance With Me with Vanessa Williams);Paloma San Basilio(Spain-TV),Rocio Durcal(Spain/Mexico-concerts);Paloma San Basilio(TV-Madrid,Spain)Jose Jose(one hour video interview);Los Parchis(Barcelona-concert production);Rafaella Carra'(Italy-concert production),Willy Santiago(Puerto Rico Salsa-Regreso a Borinquen album mix featuring the incredible group Jazz PR from San Juan);Pequena Compania(Barcelona-concert production),Leonel Vaccaro(Puerto Rico/Guatemala-engineer-concert tour);Grupo Muzik(El Salvador-frontman/composer/co-producer-concerts Dicesa Records)-hit single"Over and Done";Grupo Caoba(Polydor Records)Guatemala,frontman,writer, engineer/producer;Galez(Guatemalan singer/songwriter)-recording engineer/producer;Lo Mejor de Guatemala album(Best of Guatemala-various artists,with arranger Jorge Raudales,recording engineer-CBS/Indica Records);Mario Moreno Cantinflas(Mexican Comedian-TV show),Lucia Mendez(Mexican actress and singer-live concert mix/production)-this is just a sample.All of these artists are multi-platinum in the Spanish language market.I read,write and speak Spanish,and have a reasonable comprehension of Portugese and Italian.Will add more at a later date.
Later will come a list of English language artists from the USA,Britain,etc. Thanks to all and muchas gracias para escucharme.Me da mucho orgullo oir sus comentarios and los aprecio increiblemente!.Sinceramente!

Today-due to popular request-I uploaded 2 songs by Grupo Caoba recorded on a 1" * track at Studio Sincro in Guatemala City in 1980-81.One is "Keeping Our Love Alive",and the second(where I do all of the voices)is "The Man I Am".
The musicians were as follows: Julio Enrique Ramirez-Drums(and backing vocal on "Keeping Our Love Alive");Hugo Grijalva-Fender Bass;Byron Menendez-keyboard/synth flute;and the Guatemalan Maestro of the guitar,German Giordano,on guitar.
The recording engineering was done by me and Jorge Martinez,with the executive producer as Cesar Martinez.
Bear in mind that these recordings were made over 30 years ago and were copied from tape or 45 RPM singles.Now you have a peice of my recording history from long ago.These are the only 3 songs on my site so far that do NOT include anyone with a Grammy,though Caoba was the most popular band in Central America by far at the time,playing everywhere on most TV channels and many radio stations throughout the region,and performing 3-4 times per week.

General Info

Band Members
Latest version "The Jamz" features Jeff"$tick" Davis the bass;Donnie Lee Clark-guitars;Joe Dougherty-drums;and Erick Scales on keyboards and sax-featuring Andre
Artist Name
Jeff DeVillez
Profile Page
Active Since
Americana / Latin jazz(English and Spanish) / Pop samba/bossa(English and Spanish)

Contact Info

Corpus Christi, TX
Self managed.

Similar Artists

  • Gerry Rafferty
  • Christopher Cross
  • Paul McCartney
  • Bob Dylan
  • Kris Kristofferson