Gerardo Núñez

Gerardo Nunez Diaz, a Spanish guitarist/composer was born in 1961. Although his roots are in flamenco music, he has ventured into jazz fusion. Nunez was born in Jerez de la Frontera (province of Cadiz) in 1961. Rafael [d]el Aguila was his first teacher. He was fourteen years old when he began to accompany bailaores and cantaores such as Terremoto de Jerez and Tio Gregorio El Borrico. He has been recorded as a concert guitar and with Indio Gitano, Pansequito and Turronero. He has played a variety of roles, including the triple role of composer, concert guitarist, and accompanist. His most famous performance was Mario Maya’s “Ay Jondo!” Lorca’s Yerma. He has performed at many music festivals all over the globe. Gerardo Nunez, as a solo performer, received great reviews and is considered one the most skilled guitarists. He has performed at numerous flamenco festivals, gatherings, and stages both in the United States and abroad, including Paris, New York and Cologne. He is also part of a guitar trio, which has taken him all over the globe, playing alongside international guitarists like Alex de Grassi, Briam Gare, and Erico Raba. He has also collaborated with Eberhard Weber, bassist, and Richard Galliano, accordionist. His music is rich and complex as a composer. However, it also allows him to show his guitar playing abilities, which is something he loves. Carmen Cortes, one of his most important artistic partners, has commissioned a lot of his music. He has also composed a version El Amor Brujo for four guitars and even tried fusion with jazz but kept flamenco as the foundation. His album Travesia reached number 12 on the World Music Charts Europe in August 2012. [ From Wikipedia

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