PLATAFORMA JAZZ ESPAÑA AWARD 2022
Antonio Lizana is one of the most celebrated representatives of new Flamenco Jazz coming from southern Spain. Jazz saxophonist, flamenco singer and composer of all his music, just in the last three years he has performed in excess of three hundred concerts in more than 30 countries with his band, playing in festivals like Womex, Etnosur, SXSW Austin, the London, New York and San Francisco Flamenco Festivals, Barcelona Voll Damn, Shanghai Jazz Fest (China), Casablanca Jazz Fest (Morocco) and Flamenco Biennale (Holland).
He was born in 1986 and raised in San Fernando, a province of Cádiz, one of the cradles of flamenco singing, where from a young age he collaborated with countless artists in the area. He has been one of the few Spanish artists to record an American NPR Tiny Desk concert and has collaborated with artists such as Arturo O’Farrill and Alejandro Sanz on works that received Grammy awards. He has also collaborated on record and in live with Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller, Chano Domínguez, Alfredo Rodríguez, Ari Hoenig, Jorge Drexler, India Martínez, Jorge Pardo, Shai Maestro, Chambao, José Mercé, Josemi Carmona, Carmen Linares and Pepe Habichuela.
Lizana’s live show is described as a “breathtaking journey from flamenco roots to contemporary jazz”, all spun with his soulful lyrics which bring messages of optimism and truth to the audience of this unique artist.
Antonio Lizana | vocals, saxophone
Daniel García Diego | piano, vocals
Jesús Caparrós | electric bass
Shayan Fathi | drums
El Mawi de Cádiz | flamenco dance