Chano Dominquez, Vince Mendoza, WDR Big Band

November 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Muscat, Oman - Royal Opera House
Chano Dominquez, Vince Mendoza, WDR Big Band @ Muscat, Oman - Royal Opera House
The world acclaimed Grammy Award winning WDR Big Band Cologne is joined by famed pianist and composer Chano Dominguez under the leadership of conductor Vince Mendoza to bring a provocative fusion of flamenco and jazz to the stage. Each member of this excellent ensemble is a soloist with a distinctive timbre, which gives the entire orchestral sound great charisma. The ensemble also boasts three guest flamenco artists – singer Blas Cordoba, dancer-choreographer Daniel Navarro, and percussionist Israel Suarez. This diverse group – comprised of artists from Spain, Germany and America – reflects the far-flung influences informing both jazz and flamenco. Their music captures the emotions of past civilizations, amalgamating East and West, Arabic, Indian, Byzantine and African legacies, musical styles that have travelled the world and now return home again. Expect an evening of virtuoso improvisation, seductive rhythms and charismatic performance that moves body and soul.