José María Fontana

Real name: Fontana, José María
(16 March 1982 - )
Place of birth:
Rosario (Santa Fé) Argentina

Rosario, province of Santa Fe.Very early he began his romance with tango. At age 6 he was already singing at festivals and parties of his town.

Today he has become an important name of our tango in this region. He released three independent recordings: Porque así lo siento, así lo canto, Con el tango en la sangre and Cantor de pueblo in which there is a number that alludes to his town of Zavalla.

In 2001 he was awarded as Revelation of the Gardel Prize given by the Asociación de Cronistas del Espectáculo of Rosario, in 2012 he won the Gardel de Oro.. In 2002 he was sponsored by the Sexteto Mayor and all its members.

He joined the cast of Gotán, a show performed at the Teatro El Círculo de Rosario in which he had the leading role as singer and actor. Many performances of it were made.

He appears at the most important festivals of Argentina and of neighboring countries. In October 2008 he went to the International Festival Viva el Tango carried out in Montevideo (Uruguay) and was chosen as the revelation of the festival.

He appeared at the International Festival Valparatango to which he was especially invited, not only as singer but also to teach in a workshop on vocals. This Festival took place in January 2009 in Valparaíso (Chile) and there he was also selected as revelation 2009.

He also appeared at the Festival of Tango in Lima, Perú, in October 2009 and traveled to Colombia.