Antonio Serrano
Day 11 - PRINCIPAL THEATRE - 19:00 h

Antonio Serrano (Madrid 1974) started studying music when he was seven with his father, who taught him to play the harmonica. Then he studied piano, violin and percussion at Alicante and Madrid Conservatorios, and studied harmonica with Larry Adler in London.

His amazing career includes an award in 2014 by the Masters of Mediterranean Music in flamenco jazz, another one by the Berklee Mediterranean Music Institute, and the Grammy Latino for his participation in the recording of Entre 20 aguas: a la música de Paco de Lucía.

He has worked in different musical contexts from classical music to jazz, flamenco, tango and even pop. He has played with the symphony orchestras of Belgium, Cologne, Heidelberg, Kiel and Istanbul among others, playing original concertos for harmonica including those by H. Villalobos, M. Arnold and V. Williams and arrangements of works by G. Enescu, G.Gershwin or R. Korsakov.

Antonio has been a member of Paco de Lucía’s ensemble for 10 years, he made 8 world tours with Paco. As a jazz musician, he has played with Toots Thielemans, Winton Marsalis, Jerry Gonzalez, Chano Domínguez, Lou Bennet, Jorge Pardo, Vicente Amigo, Perico Sambeat and Javier Colina among others.

Albert Sanz (Valencia, 1978) has become one of the most solid references of jazz in Spain. He has toured with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Cheek, Mark Turner, Guillermo Klein or René Marie and is a regular contributor to Javier Colina, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Jorge Rossy and Perico Sambeat.

A clear example of his early genius can be tested in the albums he has recorded, from the acclaimed Des D’aquí (Spanish CD of the year 1999 by the magazine Cuadernos de Jazz), also with El fabulador (2004) ), considered by Cuadernos de Jazz magazine as one of the best ten albums of Spanish jazz of the past decade, The Guys with Chris Cheek, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard and Metamorphosis with Masa Kamaguchi on the double bass and R.J. Miller on the drums.