A two-time Latin Grammys winner, he is an artist-producer, composer, and arranger whose talents stem from a passion for music given from an early age.
Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami, Florida, Succar is grateful to have come from a family of musicians. It was that early encounter with music of such influence that it would mark the foundation and preparation of him for what was to come. “I had the privilege of being raised in a family of musicians; I couldn’t be more grateful, ”Succar explained. His gratitude goes beyond those who have supported and encouraged him in his family; He reaches out to his admirers, fellow musicians, teachers, and other musical influences.
Succar’s sound is refined and distinctive. His fast-paced songs have unmatched explosive energy, while his slower arrangements are soulful and captivate the listener with the intricate nuances that are signature to his sound. Tony is currently working on his next album and on a world tour with his band. He has performed at the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival (Aruba), the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Auditorio Telmex (Mexico), Vivo Beach (Puerto Rico), Tempo Latino (France) and the Latin Grammy Awards 2019 (MGM Grand Las Vegas), among others.
His musical diversity is well known in the industry, having worked with an impressive array of talented artists, including Tito Nieves, India, Jon Secada, Marc Anthony, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval, Judith Hill, and Obie Bermudez, among others.
Tony’s path has led him to the world of salsa, jazz, pop, and Afro-Latin inspired music. He possesses an unusual combination of high standards, a devotion to music, and a reverent respect for those who came before him. His formal musical education began on the piano and then went on to percussion. He earned his BA in Jazz Performance from Florida International University in 2008 and his MA in 2010. It was at FIU that Tony fulfilled his personal desire to surround himself in an environment that quenched his thirst for excellence.
In 2018, Tony was nominated for the prestigious Latin Grammy Awards for Best Tropical Song, “Me Enamoro Mas De Ti”. He received four nominations in 2019 for Album of the Year, Best Tropical Song, Best Salsa Album and Producer of the Year for his most recent album, Mas de Mi. Tony took home two Latin Grammys for Producer of the Year and Best Salsa Album, making history as the youngest winner to have won both categories.
UNITY: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson was hugely successful, reaching # 1 on the Billboard Tropical Album Music chart, # 1 on the iTunes Latin Songs of the World chart and # 1 on the Amazon Pop Music chart. Latina, among others. The UNITY project was signed with Universal Music Group as a joint venture between Universal Classics and Universal Music Latin Entertainment. The album was the brainchild of Succar and became a nationally televised primetime PBS special that kicked off the PBS Fall Arts Festival. The special was produced by Succar and OPB (Oregon Public Broadcast) and recorded in front of an audience that packed the historic Olympia Theater in downtown Miami. The nationwide audience was impressive, with over half a million viewers on PBS. Donald Thomas, Vice President of Programming for PBS and Curator of the festival, called it “a wonderful testament to the diversity of arts and performances that are created in the United States. We are delighted to show that diversity on PBS. ”
In 2023, Tony released his mother Mimy Succar’s debut album, titled “Mimy & Tony.” Mimy and Tony represent the cornerstone of the Succar Tayrako legacy, which is the fusion of music from different countries (Peruvian-Japanese), communities, and styles. It is a true testament to the blend of race, culture, and traditions that extend from Latin America and the Caribbean to Africa and the East (Japan). Moreover, within the album’s theme, it revolves around a message of overcoming challenges, resilience, positivity, equality, celebration of diversity, and, above all, family. This music production is a manifesto of the life and work of a singer who found her shine at the age of 62 and now stands as one of Peru’s most captivating and emotive voices. The focus track of the album is “Sukiyaki,” a song recorded with Nora Suzuki and the Orquesta de la Luz. This single also includes a music video, filmed in Tokyo, which will be released after the album launch.