Michel Camilo (Dominican Republic)
A pianist of tremendous technique and agility, Camilo's mixture of his native Caribbean rhythms with traditional jazz harmony enthrals audiences all over the world. In cooperation with Sandra Camilo, Artist Management, Redondo Music (USA).
Michel Camilo Solo
Solo piano! Michel Camilo on his own!Michel Camilo Latin Percussion Duo
Michel Camilo on piano accompanied by special guest Eliel Lazo on Latin percussion!
Michel Camilo Trio Latino
Michel Camilo on piano accompanied by Dafnis Prieto on percussion and Ricky Rodriguez on bass.
On Stage: 1-3
Travel party: 2-4
Michel Camilo was born in the Dominican Republic. He graduated from the National Conservatory with a degree of Professorship in Music and at the age of 16 became the youngest member of the National Symphony Orchestra. He moved to New York in 1979 to continue his studies at Mannes and Juilliard School of Music. Since his 1985 Carnegie Hall debut he has become a prominent figure performing regularly at festivals and concert venues throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia, Middle East, South America and the Caribbean. His extensive discography has been recognized with a Grammy, an Emmy, and four Latin Grammy awards; and he is the recipient of the 2019 Klavier Festival Ruhr’s Festival Prize. Highlights include serving as Jazz Creative Director Chair for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Co-Artistic Director of the 1st Latin-Caribbean Music Festival at the Kennedy Center where he premiered his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, appointed as Artist in Residence at the Vienna Konzerthaus, as well as Music Director of the Heineken Jazz Festival (Dominican Republic). His Rhapsody for Two Pianos and Orchestra (commissioned by the Philharmonia Orchestra) was premiered by Katia & Marielle Labèque at Royal Festival Hall. In 2009, Mr. Camilo premiered his Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 2 - Tenerife (commissioned by the Tenerife Auditorium) with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. And in 2017, his Concerto for Jazz Trio & Orchestra, commissioned by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Leonard Slatkin at Orchestra Hall. He is featured in two award-winning music documentary films: Calle 54 (2001) and Playing Lecuona (2015), and has received grants from Meet the Composer foundation and the New York State Council for the Arts. Mr. Camilo’s honors include Honorary Doctorates from Berklee College of Music (Boston), Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña, UTESA University of Santiago, as well as an Honorary Professorship and Honorary Doctorate from his Alma Mater, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Dominican Republic. He is a recipient of the Crystal Apple from the Mayor of the City of New York. The Dominican Government has awarded him its highest civilian honors: Silver Great Cross of the Order of Duarte, Sánchez & Mella, Cultural Personality award, and Knight of the Heraldic Order of Christopher Columbus.
1985 Why Not? - Evidence
1986 Suntan - Evidence
1986 In Trio - Electric Bird
1988 Michel Camilo - Portrait
1989 On Fire - Epic
1990 On the Other Hand - Epic
1993 Rendezvous - Columbia
1994 One More Once - Columbia
1996 Thru My Eyes - RMM
2000 Spain - Polygram
2002 Triangulo - Telarc
2003 Live at the Blue Note - Telarc
2005 Solo - Telarc
2006 Rhapsody in Blue - Telarc
2006 Spain Again - Emarcy
2007 Spirit of the Moment - Telarc
2011 Mano a Mano - Universal
2013 What's up - Okeh Records
2016 Spain Forever - Universal / Verve
2019 Essence - Resilience Music
Essence - On fire (2019)
Essence - And Sammy Walked In (2019)
Michel Camilo Solo live in Leverkusen, Germany (2009)