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Pianist Chano Domínguez is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians "recruited" by flamenco. Although Chano had already learned flamenco as a child, the first instrument he learned to play, by ear, was the guitar, and later he also ventured into rock with his keyboard. Before descending fully into the flamenco scene with his "Chano Domínguez Trío", he had already worked with renowned artists such as Pepe de Lucía, Potito and Juan Manuel Cañizares. Chano Domínguez has achieved an unusual integration between jazz and flamenco rhythms and languages. He plays tangos, tanguillos, alegrías, compás de bulerías, fandangos and soleás on his piano with a traditional jazz structure. Today, Chano Domínguez is one of the most sought-after musicians on the Spanish music scene in any genre of music. He has worked with a wide range of artists such as 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. He has recorded several albums including Chano (Nuba 1993), 10 de Paco (Nuevos Medios 1994), Hecho a Mano (Nuba 1996), New Flamenco Sound (Verve 2007), Piano Ibérico (EMI 2010) and Flamenco Sketches (Blue Note 2011) which was nominated for a Grammy and Over the Rainbow (Nuba 2017). In 2016 he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his release, Bendito, where he performs as producer, composer and pianist for his regular cantaor Blas Cordoba, also known as 'El Kejío'.
About Piano City
Between June 17 and 19 the piano will be the protagonist of 60 free concerts scattered throughout the city both in outdoor environments and in some of the most representative spaces of the capital. Organized by TopArtEspaña, with the collaboration of the Area of Culture, Tourism and Sport, this meeting also has the artistic advice of the pianist Chano Domínguez from Cadiz.