Daniel García
© Mara Saiz
Wednesday 11th November

8:30pm – Fernán Gómez. Centro Cultural de la Villa
Sala Guirau

Price: €16 / Concessions: €14 / Friends of the FG: €13

This pianist declared long ago that “Flamenco and jazz are siblings”. Daniel García is a gifted and bright instrumentalist, with a euphoric way of attacking his piano and coming up with new skills for every day. He studied with Panamanian Danilo Pérez at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and, later on, he gained experience with Arturo Sandoval, Perico Sambeat and Greg Osby.

This concert is his presentation in JAZZMADRID, and it is quite foreseeable that this musician from Salamanca will present his album “Travesuras”, a definitive career move for him but also a natural and pondered prolongation of his previous works. Daniel will share the stage with a few natural associates who share this musical journey as if it also belonged to them, or maybe because it does indeed belong to them.

This is the case of double bass player Reinier Elizarde “El Negrón”, and drummer Michael Olivera. Daniel constantly exchanges information with both of them on stage, and they only need a glance to decide with precision which path their rhythmic support should take. Daniel himself defines this relationship with an analogy. “It’s as if we were creating a sculpture in real time, it’s a very intense experience”, he says. And he finishes by trusting that the audience will be able to take part in that complicity.

Many will also be interested in how classical music has interacted with the pianist’s work. His four versions of “Sueño de Mompou” (Dream of Mompou), based on the “Música Callada” (Quiet Music) by that composer from Barcelona, are excellent.

Daniel García – Piano
Reinier Elizarde “El Negrón” – Double bass
Michael Olivera – Drums

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