HAMILTON DE HOLANDA - CHANO DOMINGUEZ DUO

Biography

CHANO DOMINGUEZ &
HAMILTON DE HOLANDA

Line-up:
Chano Domínguez (piano)
Hamilton de Hollanda ( bandolim)
Pablo Martin (double bass)
Guillermo McGill (drums)

A music journey between improvisation, modernity, and tradition.

The improvisers icons Chano Domínguez (Spain) & Hamilton de Holanda (Brazil), on their first collaboration, take us on a musical journey into a vibrant Jazz fusion through their traditions, Flamenco & Brazilian music. A fascinating performance with these two masters of their instrument filled with improvisation, tradition, and modernity that will set the audience ablaze. Chano`s piano embodies the electric Flamenco Passion while Hamilton`s 10 string mandolin flows frenetics polyphonic Melodies and Brazilian Rhythms. This Jazz symbiosis makes every concert in a hypnotic approach to their roots reflecting into their authorial repertoire. They will also pay tributes to some of their main inspirations Paco de Lucia, Baden Powell, and world jazz classics.
Together they collect 02 Latin Grammys and 16 nominations. They had shared the stage or recorded with names like Paco Lucia, Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Chick Correa, Chucho Valdes, Dave Mathews and much more. Fasten your seat belt and have a nice trip.


CHANO DOMÍNGUEZ is one of the most celebrated jazz musicians "recruited" by flamenco. Although Chano had already learned flamenco – the first instrument he learned to play by ear, was the guitar - he also ventured into rock with his keyboard. Before he descended fully into the flamenco scene with his “Chano Domínguez Trío”, he had already worked with renowned artists such as Paco de Lucía, Potito and Juan Manuel Cañizares. Chano Domínguez has achieved an unusual integration between rhythms and languages of jazz and flamenco. He plays tangos, tanguillos, alegrías, compás de bulerías, fandangos and soleás on his piano with a traditional jazz structure. Nowadays Chano Domínguez is one of the most demanded musicians on the entire Spanish music scene, in any musical genre. He has worked with an extensive range of artists  including 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 records such as: Chano (Nuba 1993), 10 de Paco (Nuevos Medios 1994), Hecho a Mano (Nuba 1996), New Flamenco Sound (Verve 2007), Piano Ibérico (EMI 2010) or his last one Grammy nominée “Flamenco Sketches" (Blue Note 2011). His music has been played by many different ensembles and orchestras such as: the Orquesta Nacional de España, WDR Big Band, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra among others. He is currently based in the US, and teaching workshops at several colleges around the country such as the Juilliard School in New York and the University of Washington. In 2016, he's been nominated for a Latin Grammy for his latest release "Bendito" where he features as producer, composer and pianist for his usual 'cantaor' (flamenco singer) Blas Cordoba AKA "El Kejio”.

HAMILTON DE HOLANDA Virtuoso, brilliant and unique are some of the adjectives of this prolific improviser, composer, performer, educator and multi-awarded master of the mandolin that inspire audiences worldwide. Hamilton`s music comes from the encouragement of his family, the consolidation of his college degree in composition and the freedom of jam sessions in the streets of the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, where he grew up. His first genre was Choro, a Brazilian cultural heritage and the cousin of Jazz. He likes to explain himself as a musical explorer in search of beauty and spontaneity. Hamilton's playing and improvising, transcend limitations and genres, creating his unmistakable voice. This allows him to be invited as the guest soloist of Wynton Marsalis or Symphony Orchestras around the world; From Rock/Pop Festivals to Dave Mathews Band at The Gorge; From The Summer Stage-Central Park/N.Y.C. to The Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro; From Noble Museums to the World Famous Carnival in Rio. Hamilton is active on social media where his global numbers (Over 600K monthly/Spotify) are impressive for an instrumental musician. In Brazil he has attained star status, receiving acclaim and several prizes from critics and peers. Prizes like 2 Latin Grammys and 14 nominations, Brazilian Music Prize, Echo Jazz, French Choc de la Music, and countless nominations. Hamilton has a long discography of over 36 releases. He has launched his recordings on his independent label Brasilianos or partners like Universal, ECM, MPS, Adventure Music. He has shared the stage or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, The Dave Mathews Band, Paulinho da Costa, Chucho Valdes, Egberto Gismonti, Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Joshua Redman, Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, Richard Galliano, John Paul Jones, Bela Fleck, Stefano Bollani, and many others

 

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