Recital Ticket Michel Camilo Jazz Piano

The Pro Piano New York Recital Series
Proudly Presents
Michel Camilo, Latin Jazz Pianist
In His ONLY NEW YORK Recital
Sunday, December 9, 2001 4:00pm
Pro Piano Hall
85 Jane Street
New York, New York 10014
Advance Purchase ONLY

Michel Camilo - Program

Solo Piano Improvisations

Michel Camilo Biography

Michel Camilo is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  He studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory, and at the age of 16 became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic (NSODR).  He moved to New York in 1979, where he studied at Mannes College and at The Juilliard School.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1985 with his trio and toured Europe that same year.  Back in Santo Domingo, he conducted the NSODR in a classical program that included his own Emmy Award-winning The Goodwill Games Theme.  He was also musical director of the Dominican Republic's Heineken Jazz Festival, a post he held until 1992.  His first three albums, Michel Camilo, On Fire, and On the Other Hand reached the top of the nationwide radio play charts.  Since then his recordings on various labels have included Rendezvous, One More Once, Thru My Eyes, and Spain-Michel Camilo & Tomatito.  As a composer, Mr. Camilo's Caribe has been recorded by pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque and Dizzy Gillespie.  He has appeared as soloist with the Atlanta Symphony; Cleveland Orchestra; National Symphony Orchestra (NSO); Copenhagen Philharmonic; National Symphony Orchestra (Dominican Republic), the Puerto Rico, Queens, and Málaga (Spain) symphonies; and the Carnegie Hall Big Band.  The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) selected him as co-artistic director (with Leonard Slatkin) of the first Latin-Caribbean Music Festival at the Kennedy Center, where he also performed with his Trio and his Big Band and had the world premiere of his Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, commissioned by the NSO and conducted by Leonard Slatkin.  Mr. Camilo has also performed at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater and Carnegie Hall and has appeared elsewhere in New York at the Blue Note, Iridium, Beacon Theater, Radio City Music Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall.  Mr. Camilo regularly tours the Caribbean; Europe; South, Central and North America; and Japan. Mr. Camilo is featured among the artists in Calle 54, a film about Latin jazz by Academy Award winning director Fernando Trueba.




Michel Camilo T 1$15.00

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