Julián Heredia

Júlian Heredia is performing with Jaco Abel Flamenco Electric Trio at the MoonJune Festival Toledo on September 30, 2023.

Julián Heredia from Granada is a flamenco bassist, one of the most outstanding performers of his instrument and genre in Spain.

At the early age of nine he began to play the guitar in a self-taught way, having as his musical references Camarón de la Isla and Paco de Lucía. Later, at the age of thirteen, by chance, he becomes a bass player. He was interested in great musicians such as Pata Negra, Chick Corea, George Benson, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Marcus Miller or Jaco Pastorius among others. Julián encouraged his interest in learning electric bass.

At twenty he was already an advanced performer of percussion instruments and an effective bass player, also demonstrating an extraordinary capacity for improvisation. Today he has become a benchmark for flamenco bass in the 21st century. Fundamental flamenco guitarists such as Josemi Carmona (Ketama), Pepe Habichuela, Niño Josele or Tomatito require the harmonic compás and accompaniment of Julián Heredia for his shows and recordings.

In 2017 he released his presentation album, “1 de cal y 9 de arena”, in which he introduces little-used instruments such as the kalimba, hang or the synthesizer that makes us travel to the jazz-rock of the seventies.

He previously participated in recording works by Sergio Gómez “El Colorao”, Juan Requena, Diego Amador, María Ángeles Fernández or in the show-tribute to Camarón, in electric format and presented in the German city of Dresden, within the group led by the guitarist Jaco Abel.

He comes from two gypsy families with the heart and flamenco flavor of guitarists, dancers, singers and percussionists.

His latest show “Julián Heredia 4.1”, a unique and original show in which flamenco rhythms predominate along with a balanced conjunction of modern harmony and Jazz. The repertoire includes original songs and also versions made from the deepest sense of emotional communication, also providing moments of tranquility and others of adrenaline, thus creating a transcendental climate that will be difficult for the listener to forget.

In this emerging proposal, the bassist from Granada has as its fundamental objective to present a lively show led by the virtuosity and lyricism of the electric bass, with moments of brilliance for all the members of the quartet. Julián Heredia 4.1 is a conjunction of artists who create sounds that are invisible to the listener’s eye but perceptible to the beating of the heart, offering music that exudes such an enigmatic beauty that it keeps the viewer’s internal emotion alive at all times.