Jazz and flamenco are ideal partners, without a doubt – the Spanish jazz pianist Chano Domínguez and the guitarist Gerardo Núñez prove this with their programm “Jazzpaña”, a musical journey to the Costa de la Luz. Guitarist Ulf Wakenius is the special guest of the evening.
In the lively south of Andalusia, where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet, there is a small town called Jerez de la Frontera, that – with its countless bodegas – is world-renowned, and not just as the home of “vino jerez”, manzanilla and sherry. Here, where the mediaeval Alcázar fortress with its ornate azulejo tile mosaics and beautiful gardens makes the Moorish past come alive, here is also the home of flamenco. The guitarist Gerardo Núñez, considered one of the outstanding representatives of new flamenco, was born in Jerez de la Frontera. Flamenco nuevo is a musically open form of the traditional flamenco art that integrates musical styles such as jazz.
Jointly with Spanish jazz pianist Chano Dominguez, Gerardo Núñez will present his programme Jazzpaña as part of the philharmonic jazz series. It is a musical journey to the Costa de la Luz, during which jazz and flamenco prove they are without a doubt ideal partners. None other than Ulf Wakenius is expected as special guest: he was guitarist in the legendary Oscar Peterson’s quartet for almost eleven years, and has performed with jazz greats like Steve Coleman, Gary Thomas, Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, Milt Jackson and Pat Metheny.