Presented in association with LA’s Fountain Theatre, as well as California’s famed Stanford Live and the Musical Instruments Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, Flamenco Sketches pays homage to Miles Davis through Chano Dominguez's interpretations of the classic Miles 1959 album Kind of Blue. Titled for one of the album’s iconic pieces, the event reimagines each of the album’s tracks in a setting that is equal parts jazz and flamenco. Led by Chano on piano, the ensemble consists of Blas Córdoba, vocals and palmas (handclaps); National Flamenco Contest (Córdoba, Spain)-winner Daniel Navarro, dancer and palmas; Alexis Cuadrado, bass; and Henry Cole, drums/percussion. In addition to Flamenco Sketches, Chano will perform Piano Iberico, a new piece commissioned by Chamber Music America (CMA). This project won a prestigious CMA Presenters Consortium grant award, a component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project. For this IGNITE performance, in addition to seating in the house, a limited number of on stage seats are available for audiences to experience the seamless integration of these two iconic musical traditions up close.
This event is part of IGNITE @ the FORD!, a series presented by the Ford Theatre Foundation comprised of world-renowned contemporary artists whose work is thought-provoking and reflects the world in which we live. Supported by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.