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Joaquin Chacón

Born in Madrid, from a very young age Joaquín Chacón was heavily influenced by his father’s flamenco roots. He studied at the Madrid Conservatory and was soon attracted by jazz, a style which he learned to play at Spain’s first jazz schools, although he also attended international seminars, before completing his studies in Holland (Koninkligk Conservatorium) and Germany, with musicians such as John Abercrombie, Dave Liebman, Joe Henderson, Barry Harris, Bruce Forman, Richie Beirach, Bob Moses and Jerry Bergonzy, among others.

He became a professional musician at the age of 24 and has worked on both his own projects and as a sideman with musicians such as Mike Richmond, Chano Domínguez, Uffe Markussen, Javier Colina, Jorge Pardo, Ben Besiakov, Jim Snidero, Bobby Floyd, Ben Stivers, Keith Copeland,  Doug Raney, Al Foster, Richie Cole, Billy Hart and Perico Sambeat. He has played in international festivals in Mexico, Korea, Vietnam, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Zimbabwe and Angola, among others.


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