Michael Aquino is a Cuba-Rican musician and performer born in the urbanlands of northern New Jersey. He is a co-founder of Cocotazo Media, which produces music and audio fiction by independent artists of all backgrounds. Aquino is the audio engineer, sound designer, and composer for their production Timestorm. Timestorm is produced with support from PRX, Trax, and the Google Podcasts creator program.
Aquino is also a professional actor and has performed at regional and NYC stages. He is a co-creator of Mi Casa Tu Casa, a bilingual stage production. As a musican, Aquino has released two albums - Giants Will Fall and City Stars, was released by Cocotazo Music in October 2017. Aquino received two Audio Verse Awards for Best Music, Self-Contained Dramatic Production ("Blood Heart" with Ernio Hernandez) and Best Audio Engineering, Self-Contained Comedic Production (Something Inside That Head of Yours). He was also nominated for a 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Award (Top Male Songwriter category).