Cadiz musician and pianist Chano Dominguez has been distinguished with the 2020 National Prize for Current Music awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain. The award has been awarded to him, according to the jury, for his "very personal style" and "his long career of four decades dedicated to music, as a composer, performer and arranger", thus making him "one of the greatest representatives of jazz-flamenco ”.
Chano Domínguez is a celebrated jazz pianist and composer known for his unique fusion of jazz and flamenco. With over 40 years of experience, he has captivated audiences worldwide, including fellow musicians from both genres. Chano's music seamlessly integrates the traditions of jazz and flamenco, placing him among the top artists in this genre.
He has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Paco de Lucía, Wynton Marsalis, and Herbie Hancock, showcasing his exceptional interpretive skills. Chano's innovative approach has had a significant impact on the history of flamenco-jazz.
His compositions have been performed by prestigious orchestras and ensembles, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the WDR Cologne Big Band. In 2016, he received his fourth Grammy nomination, a Latin Grammy for his album "Bendito," where he served as a producer, composer, and pianist alongside flamenco singer Blas Cordoba.
Beyond his musical achievements, Chano is an experienced educator, offering master classes and workshops at esteemed institutions like the Julliard School and the University of Washington. Chano currently resides in Barcelona.
His recent works include the album "Standards" (2021) in collaboration with Antonio Lizana, Manel Fortiá, and Marc Miralta, which infuses American standards with a jazz flamenco style. He has also released the album "Chabem" (2021) with Hamilton de Holanda and Rubem Dantas. Another notable collaboration is the album "A Bola de Nieve" (2019) with Spanish singer Martirio, paying tribute to the Cuban musician Bola de Nieve.
Chano Domínguez's discography also includes the live piano solo album "Lo Otro" (2020), recorded in Madrid, and the live album "The Immigrant Journey" (2019) captured at the Fazioli room in Italy.
Experience the timeless artistry of Chano Domínguez as he continues to redefine the boundaries of jazz and flamenco.