Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo

Michel Camilo

2013 Latin GRAMMY® Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.

A pianist with a brilliant technique and a composer that flavors his tunes with Afro-Caribbean rhythms, Michel Camilo's musical language is an expressive combination of his Dominican Republic musical heritage and a rich, intelligent use of jazz harmonies and textures.

His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to The Manhattan Transfer, or from Paquito D'Rivera and flamenco guitarist Tomatito to Classical pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque, having performed with many of these artists as well. He was featured in the award winning Latin jazz documentary film Calle 54 and has recorded for various film soundtracks.

Additionally, he has also developed a reputation as one who enjoys breaking barriers, as evidenced by his extensive discography featuring albums in Duo, Trio, Sextet, Big Band, and as guest soloist with some of the world's leading symphony orchestras.

"As usual, Camilo's pianism is remarkable, not only where technique is concerned, but moreover, for the range and beauty of his sound. The many moods Camilo conveys could not be achieved without his control of the instrument at its most intimate level." – Billboard

"Camilo's playing has a Classical feel, making full use of his left hand and exhibiting phenomenal control of dynamics. Thunderous chords yielded seamlessly to exquisitely soft passages, and a stupendous end to the medley earned Camilo a standing ovation." – The Boston Globe

PROJECTS:

- Michel Camilo solo (album Live in London in novembre 2017)
- Michel Camilo & Eliel Lazo (Duo of Piano and Afro Cuban Percussion)
- Michel Camilo "trio latino" with Dafnis Prieto and Ricky Rodriguez.
- Michel Camilo / Tomatito (album Spain Forever)
- Michel Camilo & big band
- Michel Camilo & orchestre symphonique


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