Diego Amador is performing with Paqueando at the MoonJune Festival Toledo on September 30, 2023.
Digo Amador was born in Seville, Spain in 1973, and is internationally acclaimed and accomplished;ished multi-instrumentalist, predominantly pianist and Flamenco singer, as well composer and producer.
At nineteen, he had the opportunity to record his first album entitled “Anticipo Flamenco” (Philips, 1994) where he revealed his early passion for jazz and piano. That work was produced by Ricardo Pachón and had the collaboration of the Cuban singer Omara Portuondo. On subsequent albums, “El aire de lo puro” (Nuevos Medios, 2001) and “Piano Jondo” (Nuevos Medios, 2003), that way of playing the piano as if it were a guitar stood out, which has become his great seal of identity and has led him to be recognized as a great master of flamenco piano. At the same time, he consolidated himself as a superb cantaor, his powerful flamenco voice, his free and personal style were reflected in his next work “Río de los Canasteros” (Nuevos Medios, 2008). That year he obtained his first nomination at the Latin Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Flamenco Album”. Then would come “Live in Paris / Flamenco Jazz Tribute”, an album recorded live in 2012, a tribute to the great masters who have inspired him throughout his career… Bill Evans, Paco de Lucía, Camarón de la Isla, Juan Talega, Aníbal Troilo, Horacio Salgán, among others. In 2013 he recorded his sixth album “Scherzo Flamenco” and the international press described him as “one of the greatest flamenco pianists of all time”. Later, he spent a season in Miami and Mexico where he recorded “Soy de las 3000” (Alacran Records, 2017), an album in which Diego gives the leading role to singing, explores the world of salsa and Latin rhythms escorted by two great masters of the music, his compatriot Alejandro Sanz and the Venezuelan Oscar D’León known as “El Pharaón de la Salsa”. With this album, produced by the Cuban musician and arranger Alain Pérez, Diego presented his work on the most important Latin American stages, reaching number 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Songs list with ‘La Sandunguita’. Diego Amador has collaborated with great flamenco stars such as Camarón de la Isla, Diego El Cigala, Tomatito or Remedios Amaya, and has shared the stage with authentic figures of contemporary jazz such as Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Luis Salinas, Abraham Laboriel and Alex Acuna, among many others. With the complicity of Nuevos Medios, the record company in which he affirmed his personality and cemented his prestige, Diego Amador has immersed himself in the vast popular Spanish and Latin American songbook. “VIVIR” is the title of his new record that came to light on April 5, 2019. 2020 has been dedicated to producing, playing, composing and recording, but mainly to developing his way of bequeathing the Art he knows, calling it “Sounds Flamenco”, with virtual meetings and master classes to share the secrets that Sonar Flamenco and well entail. He is currently immersed in a project for the conservation and replacement of the work of Paco de Lucía. He does it with the musician José María Bandera in duo format. Together they propose a pause to listen, value and rediscover the musical richness that Paco de Lucía has left us. “His music of his does not need additives.” This Guitar, Piano and Singing duo started the idea organically and from instrumental nudity.They work on reviving their repertoire starting from an exhaustive review of the work of the great guitar Maestro to share it honestly with the public. more demanding.