The musician Chano Dominguez has been awarded the National Prize for Current Music 2020 awarded each year by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and which is endowed with 30,000 euros.
The jury has considered that the musician deserved this recognition for the “very personal style” that characterizes him and for “his long career of four decades dedicated to music as a composer, performer and arranger”, which have led him to be “one of the greatest representatives of jazz-flamenco”.
In the same way, he has pointed out “his numerous collaborations with other great artists and national and international projects”, such as his latest works Chano and Colina, beside Javier Colina The Snowball, together with Martirio.
Chano Domínguez, musician and pianist, in his more than forty years of experience, has been pioneer in the creation and dissemination of the genre inside and outside of Spain.
After his beginnings at the age of 18 with the group CAI, with whom he recorded three albums, it was not until the 80s when he jumped into the field of international jazz with the group Hiscadix, with which he became known in various music competitions all over Europe.
In 1992, after forming his own trio, he began the fusion of flamenco and jazz, lighting his first solo work, Chano. In the following years, he was obtaining valuable alliances with artists such as Michel Camilo, Jorge Pardo Martyrdom and, led by filmmaker Fernando Trueba, participated in the project 54th Street beside Tito Puente, Chucho Valdés, Paquito D’Rivera and Jerry González.
Among his multiple record works, the album stands out Hey how it comes (2002), which was nominated forGrammy Awards in the category of best latin jazz album.
On this occasion, the jury has been chaired by Amaya de Miguel, general director of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM), as vice president, the general deputy director of Music and Dance, Antonio Garde.
As members, it has had the participation of Dania Devora Barrera, music producer and director of Festival Womad for Spain and Portugal; Alberto Grandío Valín, President of the State Coordinating Cultural Association of Private Live Music Rooms (ACCES); Almudena Heredero, cultural manager and director of PrimaveraPro; Y Diego Rodriguez de Juan, director and presenter of the program El sótano de Radio 3.
They have also been part of the jury of this edition, as members: Julio Ruiz Llorente, director and presenter of the program Big Disc, of Radio 3; Carmen Zapata Corbalán, president of the Association of Women of the Music Industry; and the artist La Mala Rodríguez, the last recipient of this award.