Antonio Serrano Quartet
- Antonio Sánchez (Spanish Guitar)
- Antonio Serrano (Harmonic, piano)
- Jose Manuel Ruiz "Bandolero" (Percussion)
- Josemi Garzón (Double Bass)
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- type:Quartet, Quintet
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A long vibrant career, granted him the MASTERS OF MEDITERRANEAN MUSIC IN JAZZ award because of his revolutionary contribution to the genre. The award was given to him in 2014 by the Berkley Mediterranean Music Institute. In addition he received in 2015 the GRAMMY LATINO from the LATIN ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES for his participation in the recording of the album ENTRE 20 AGUAS: A LA MUSICA DE PACO DE LUCIA.
Antonio Serrano was born in Madrid in 1974. His father started teaching him the harmonica (his main instrument) by the age of 7, and later he went on to study with the great Larry Adler. Antonio soon developed an amazing technique on the chromatic harmonica that has allowed him to play in many different contexts, dominating all styles of music, from Classical music to Jazz, Blues, Tango and Flamenco.
After becoming known as an instrumentalist of virtuosic abilities, it was inevitable that one day, he would receive the call from Spain’s most important instrumentalist of all time, the flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía.
Flame&Co is a new musical concept by the greatest harmonic player Antonio Serrano, which draws upon his experience in the world of flamenco after ten years of touring with Paco de Lucia.
This new project is a contemporary interpretation of flamenco, where tradition coexists with the freshness of this special combination of artists, all essential figures in today's music scene.This new project wouldn´t be the same without his companions, Antonio Sanchez, Paco de Lucias nephew, he performed with the maestro as his second guitar. He is a very talented guitarrist, Jose Manuel Ruiz "Bandolero" in percussions and Josemi Garzón double bass.
The repertoire focuses on original songs written by Antonio between touring with Paco de Lucia,and some emblematic compositions of the called "new flamencos" and Paco de Lucia´s compositions.