Daniel García Diego Sextet

The Shape of Fire (La forma del fuego)

15-17 Nov 2024
15-17 Nov 2024

Daniel García Diego is one of today’s most exciting Spanish jazz pianists. With his trio, he made his debut at the Flamenco Biennial Netherlands in 2021, the online and live edition of the festival. Since then he has been conquering jazz stages worldwide. ‘Jazz and flamenco are brothers’, he says. And he proves it on the acclaimed albums Travesuras and Vía de la Plata. In its expressive style, rhythmic intensity goes hand in hand with melodic richness and harmonic finesse. With the project The Shape of Fire he pursues new musical paths. At the request of November Music and the Flamenco Biennial, he is putting together a sextet of top musicians with various musical backgrounds, from the Netherlands to Iran, Austria to Armenia – and Spain of course.

The Shape of Fire, conceived as a single work with different parts, relates to the soul, the energy or “fire” that shines at the core of every music that is made with a sense of purpose, with the necessity of doing it as a way of expressing human emotions and life experiences. For Daniel García Diego, this "fire" is common to every kind of music, no matter where it comes from or who makes it. It is the infinite force that connects the craft of music making, or music listening for that matter, with the inner self, and turns it into an art form, that can have the shape of flamenco, jazz, contemporary music or folkloric Armenian songs. That is just the last layer of what lies below: The necessity of the human being to express the unfathomable through music.

Daniel García Diego (Salamanca, 1983) studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with Panamanian Grammy winner Danilo Pérez, who became world famous as the pianist in Wayne Shorter’s band. Pérez became his mentor and played an important role in his development. Daniel García Diego premiered his band in The Netherlands at the VIII online edition of the Dutch Flamenco Biënnale 2021, in a live stream from the iconic Café Berlin in Madrid and subsequently at the November FBN 2021 live edition.

Daniel García embodies one of the most exciting chapters that has emerged from the waters of contemporary jazz of the last decade.

El País

Vía de la Plata, a truly liberal album that honours Spain as the crossroads of musical traditions.

de Volkskrant

Looking to the future, while engaging and integrating elements of the past and present, Daniel´s music significantly showcases modern fusion. – ★★★★

All about Jazz

The flamenco jazz of the Daniel García Trio honors the rich and boundless musical traditions of Spain. – ★★★★

de Volkskrant
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The Shape of Fire (La forma del fuego)

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