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Chano Domínguez

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

June 17, 2017 12:00PM
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain Columbia Heights
2801 16th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 728-2334

Free Event

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Artist Bio

Chano Domínguez is one of the most celebrated of jazz pianists and composers. His singular work is defined by his flamenco origins.


In more than 40 years of his career, he has dazzled all kinds of audiences, including other musicians spanning both worlds of jazz and flamenco.


His interpretive talents are highly sought after for his authentic integration of both jazz and flamenco traditions, working with an extensive range of colleagues such as Paco de LucíaEnrique MorenteJorge PardoCarles BenaventMartirioWynton MarsalisPaquito d’RiveraJack DeJohnetteHerbie Hancock, Jerry Gonzalez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Michel Camino, Chucho Valdés, Joe Lovano, and George Mraz, among others.


Chano has achieved an unusual integration between the rhythms and languages of jazz and flamenco, creating a unique style that places him among the top musicians practicing this artform. Internationally acclaimed, he has influenced and changed the history of flamenco-jazz.


His music has been played by many different ensembles and orchestras such as the Lincoln Center Jazz OrchestraWDR Cologne Big BandOrquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Nacional de Latvia, Orquesta de Cámara del Vallés, and the Orquesta Nacional de Costa Rica.


In 2016 he’s been nominated for his fourth Grammy, this one a Latin Grammy for his latest release “Bendito”. This recording features Chano as producer, composer and pianist with his preferred ‘cantaor’ (flamenco singer) Blas Cordoba aka “El Kejio”.


Chano is also a seasoned educator, available for master classes, workshops and residencies. He has previously taught at Taller de Músics in Barcelona, The Music Conservatory of Bogotá, the Julliard School in New York and at the School of Music at the University of Washington, among others.


Chano is currently living in New York, where Sunnyside Records has just released his new piano solo album Over the Rainbow.