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Jaime Cortez

Born in New York and raised in El Salvador, Jaime has dedicated a portion of his ministry to promoting better Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together for worship.

Bring Jaime Cortez to your next event

Bring Jaime Cortez to your next event

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. He has many years of experience presenting workshops for teachers and youth on bilingual liturgy and music.

Songs

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A Ti, Dios/You Are God (Te Deum)

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Events

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. He has many years of experience presenting workshops for teachers and youth on bilingual liturgy and music.

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Retreat and Parish Mission

Jaime will be the presenter of a retreat and parish mission. Please contact event host for further details. More information regarding this event will be published here as it becomes available to OCP.

Contact the Music Outreach Team at OCP to learn about hosting an event in your parish or diocese!

Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
Thursday, December 6, 2018
The Church of Holy Apostles
Mchenry, IL, US

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Bio

Jaime Cortez is a talented and popular composer, arranger and performer. Born in New York and raised in El Salvador, Jaime has dedicated a portion of his ministry to promoting better Hispanic liturgies and bringing cultures together for worship. His main instrument is guitar, though he is proficient in piano and other string instruments, such as charango, vihuela and bass guitar. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music composition from Arizona State University. He was named Pastoral Musician of the Year in 2016 by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM).

Some of Jaime’s best-known songs are “Rain Down,” “Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo/We Are the Body of Christ” (with Bob Hurd) and “Today Our Savior Is Born.” He has released five solo collections with OCP, including Rain Down, Sacramentos, Adviento, Qué Alegría/I Rejoiced, and Transformation. Recent collaborative projects include Gracia y Amor/Grace and Love, a collection with Bob Hurd and Eleazar Cortés and Our Common Home, a project inspired by Pope Francis's encyclical, Laudato Si', featuring his song "Let Us Sing as We Go," along with music from several other well-known Catholic composers. Jaime has also translated Mass of Christ the Savior/Misa Cristo Salvador into Spanish and bilingual versions alongside Dan Schutte.

In addition to workshops, Jaime gives concerts with both English and Spanish repertoire, alone or with volunteer groups. He has many years of experience presenting workshops for teachers and youth on bilingual liturgy and music.

Jaime is currently music director at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona. He lives in Mesa with his wife and their three musically talented sons.

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