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48th Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo & Tomatito

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Time Out says

The duo of pianist Michel Camilo and guitarist Tomatito closes out the De Cajón! series within this year's Barcelona International Jazz Festival. Michel Camilo, originally from the Dominican Republic, is a genius of Latin jazz, having won a Grammy, a Latin Grammy and an Emmy. He's dedicated his life to becoming an expert pianist, performing interpretations and versions of classical music pieces, jazz, and a folk mix of world music, always with a predilection for Caribbean rhythms.

Tomatito is one of the best flamenco guitarists in history. His career has seen him working alongside great cantaors the likes of Enrique Morente from a very young age, and with Camarón de la Isla in the last 18 years of his life. When Camarón passed away, Tomatito began his prolific career as a solo artist as well as a collaborator with various top-ranked artists, among them Elton John and Frank Sinatra, both of whom he performed with during their concerts in Spain.

Camilo and Tomatito started playing together in 1997 for that year's Barcelona Jazz Festival, and since then have continued to offer a stellar instrumental show in which two instruments, and two musical worlds, speak together in harmony.

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