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Bebu Silvetti

Juan Fernando Silvetti Adorno , professionally known as Bebu Silvetti or simply Silvetti, was an Argentine pianist, composer, arranger and record producer. Popularly known for the 1977 instrumental disco hit "Spring Rain," Silvetti was also a successful, Grammy-winning producer for a wide variety of Latin and international music performers.

Silvetti was born in the city of Quilmes, Argentina, located in the province of Buenos Aires, approximately 17 kilometers from the capital city of Buenos Aires.

He started his piano education at the age of six. During his teenage years he formed his own jazz quartet and a few other musical groups. At 21, Silvetti left Argentina to go to Spain where he stayed a few years working as a pianist at some of the most popular jazz clubs of the time. In the early 1970s he moved to Mexico and started arranging and composing. Upon his return to Spain some years later, he recorded his first album, which contained his hit offering, "Spring Rain." Other albums followed. Silvetti returned to Mexico in the late 1970s, where he continued arranging, composing and producing mostly for other artists. After a stint working in Los_Angeles, California, he eventually settled in Miami, Florida, where he produced, arranged, and composed for a wide variety of Latin and international artists.Rother, Larry. Miami, the Hollywood of Latin America. The_New_York_Times, 18 August 1996. Accessed 7 February 2010.

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Miami, the Hollywood of Latin America

Discography at Billboard.com

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