Organised by Altus Arts & Culture, APF is welcoming two stars of the flamenco-jazz world, Chano Dominguez & Niño Josele at Ankara Piano Festival on December 12, 2015.
Explorers at heart, Chano Domínguez and Niño Josele set sail from Andalucía to discover the route that would lead them from Flamenco to Jazz and back. Along the way, they chanced upon an idiom common to both domains, an Esperanto where emotion reigns supreme. Now that musical boundaries and labels have fallen by the wayside, Chano and Josele join forces to savor a repertoire culled from their own inspiration and from all corners of the globe. Here’s a salve for the weary traveler on music’s superhighway – beauteous and intemporal, simply sublime.
Those who have had the privilege of listening to him, agree about his genius and virtuosity at the piano. Chano Domínguez was born in Cádiz in 1960 and nowadays he is famous for exquisitely blending both genres: jazz and flamenco. In his 2012 album "Flamenco Sketches", Dominguez adopted flamenco-styled approach to create new music around Miles Davis’s historical record "Kind of Blue", nominated as Best Latin Jazz Album for the 55º Grammy Awards Edition. He has worked with an extensive range of artists including Enrique Morente, Estrella Morente, Martirio, Marta Valdés, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ana Belén, Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Paco de Lucía, Joe Lovano, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Niño Josele flamenco guitarist born in Almería (Southern Spain), has performed in numerous countries accompanying the genre’s greatest names; he toured together with Paco de Lucía for 6 years, shared the stage on tour with Enrique Morente, Jerry González, Javier Colina, Estrella Morente and he also performed with Chick Corea. The albums Paz (2006) and Española (2009) represent his immersion into jazz, which opened the gates to a new and enriching musical horizon and playing with great musicians like Freddy Cole, Marc Johnson, Joe Lovano, Papo Vazquez, Tom Harrell... and Phil Woods – the legendary 78-year-old musician and Charly Parker’s heir – who collaborated with Niño Josele on one of his albums. He received two Latin Grammys nominations in 2010 and 2012 for his albums Española and El Mar de Mi Ventana.