Juan Manuel Cañizares

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Juan Manuel Cañizares
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Background information
Origin Sabadell, Catalonia, Spain
Genres Flamenco, classical, jazz
Occupation(s) Guitarist, Composer
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Paco de Lucía, Mike Stern, Enrique Morente, El Último de la Fila, Joaquín Rodrigo
Website www.jmcanizares.com

Juan Manuel Cañizares (born 1966) is a Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer. He is a winner of the "Premio Nacional de Música" (1982) and "Premio de la Música" (2008) awards.

Biography[edit]

In 1966 Juan Manuel Cañizares was born in Sabadell, Catalonia, and at age 6 started to play guitar with his brother Rafael Cañizares.

In 1982, he won the "Premio Nacional de Guitarra" in Jerez de la Frontera, and then started to collaborate with flamenco and jazz musicians such as: Enrique Morente, Camarón de la Isla, María Pagés, Pepe de Lucía, Joan Manuel Serrat, Alejandro Sanz, Rocío Jurado, Peter Gabriel, Al Di Meola, Mike Stern, Peter Erskine, Vince Mendoza, Michael Brecker, Marc Almond, La Fura dels Baus, The Chieftains, etc. In 1989 he started to collaborate with Paco de Lucía and during next 10 years, he has performed in "Solo, Duo, Trío" and "Paco de Lucía Septet".

In 2011, Cañizares was invited by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to their European Concert at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain, and played Concierto de Aranjuez with the Orchestra directed by Sir Simon Rattle.

Since 2003, Cañizares is a professor of flamenco guitar at the Escuela Superior de Musica de Catalunya.

Discography[edit]

As a Soloist[edit]

Other contributions[edit]

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