Miguel Ángel López

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Pianist, saxophonist, arranger, composer, has devoted to jazz most of his work as a musician. Professor of piano by the Conservatory “Manuel de Falla” of Cadiz, he was teacher of jazz piano and combo conducting at the University of Arts Bremen (Germany). He is also ear-training and jazz composition teacher at Musikene – Higher School of Music of the Basque Country.

As a musician, he comes on stage with Jose Antonio Rodriguez or the bailaor Andres Marin, among others. Since 2007 collaborates with the Company of Mercedez Ruiz, bailaora from Jerez for her show “Juncá”, touring Europe and USA. Nowdays he performs for Carlos Saura’s “Flamenco Hoy” (Flamenco Today) and Martirio (“El Aire Que Te Rodea”).

As a jazz performer and arranger is part of numerous bands: Alfonso Gamaza Septet, Pedro Cortejosa Quartet with whom he wins the award for “Best Andaluz Group” (Granada Jazz Festival, 2003), Andalusian Big Band, led by Perico Sambeat. Among his major projects is the recording of the “Sonora Big Band” last work, “La Sonora por Cadiz” (2005), with guests such as Chano Dominguez and Ernesto Aurignac. With Javier Galiana, he composes, arranges, conducts and plays the repertoire dedicated to the music around the city of Cadiz.

Member of “Kind of Cai” (recorded with Rubem Dantas, 2007), this project reviews the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” from flamenco rhythms, performing at various festivals: “Jazz comes from the South” with David Binney, at the S. Juan Evangelista Jazz Festival (Madrid), “Veranos de la Villa” (Madrid), at the Carlos de Amberes Fundation, and more recently at the Manchester Jazz Festival (2012) with Guillermo McGuill.