Bio - José Luis Madueño



Bio - José Luis Madueño
Production and Performance
expanding boundaries
José Luis Madueño is a Peruvian musician that develops his art within
several musical styles with the afroperuvian and andean genres as his main
fields, introducing them in traditional and contemporary forms through jazz
and world music. He has accomplished a unique sound - as composer and
arranger as well as performer - that touches the audiences through his
recordings and alive performances across the globe and that has been
recognized by the international press.
Jose Luis plays different roles in the music business: as Piano and
Keyboard performer, playing as soloist and for other artists; as Producer,
Composer and Arranger in Recordings, Performances, Movies, Dance, Theater
and Television. Likewise he is a well known music teacher in Lima – Peru
giving private lessons and workshops.
He also expresses his music through other instruments as guitar, flute,
quena, pan flute, cajón, percussion and he has a rising career as a vocalist.
His next album will be released on two months and will feature him on this
stage. He has performed at jazz, latin and world music festivals in Peru, Chile,
Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Spain, Norway, France and
José Luis Madueño – Chilcano, his first
album, recorded and released in the United
States by the Latin jazz label Songosaurus,
where he introduces his jazz compositions
with peruvian styles as lando, vals,
zamacueca and festejo. This album has been
reviewed with remarkable comments by Jazz
Times, Latin beat, Jam Magazine and Jazziz
and has guest stars as Alex Acuña, John
Patitucci and Steve Tavaglione.
Wayruro, the name and of the band and its
only album introduces the music of the
Peruvian Andes in a unique style. The band,
created by José Luis Madueño (Conductor
and Arranger) and Jean Pierre Magnet (CoConductor), gives a new approach to the
peruvian folk music, developing it in a broad
frame with influences from different musical
styles of the world. With original and
traditional compositions this album has
influenced many artists in Peru.
Flight of the Condor by José Luis Madueño
is an album that consists of 10 original
compositions based on the Peruvian Andes
musical roots, created for a peruvian show -of
the same name- that has performed at the
Nautilus Theater in Sea World, Orlando, Florida
for several years. The traditional elements
used on these works are combined wth
contemporary sounds (edited and released by
Aedo Enterprises in Florida, USA.)
Navidad Afroandina by José Luis Madueño
& Ricardo Silva, published in USA by Goin’
Native, introduces the most favorite Christmas
songs from around the world in a Latin
American (and particularly Peruvian) musical
approach featuring the region’s traditional
instruments and styles. Afroandina Christmas
has no precedent in the recording industry. Its
unique sound, based on the styles and
instrumentation used, refreshes carols songs
and allows the listener to enjoy this music
beyond the Holiday Season.
*Winner of the second prize, with his composition “Reencuentros”, on the II
Latin Jazz Contest organized by SGAE and Fundación Autor and realized in
Cuba as part of the La Habana Jazz Festival on December 2000.
Gato Barbieri giving the prize to José Luis.
*Winner of the second prize, with his composition “En el rincón”, on the III
Latin Jazz Contest organized by SGAE and Fundación Autor and realized in
Cuba as part of the La Habana Jazz Festival on December 2002.
The Jury: Jorge Pardo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdés, Bobby Sanabria
and Dave Valentin.
Career as pianist and keyboardist
José Luis features through different projects: Jose Luis Madueño Trio, Jose
Luis Madueño Group and Jose Luis Madueño & La Banda Afroandina. He has an
extenssive career playing with several artists:
Peruvian artists: Elsa María Elejalde, Susana Baca, Lucho González,
Eva Ayllón, Cecilia Bracamonte, Cecilia Barraza, Tania Libertad, Fabiola
de la Cuba, Carmina Cannavino, Pepe Vásquez, Manongo Mujica, Andrés
Prado, Jean Pierre Magnet, Julie Freundt, Miki González and Gianmarco,
among others.
Foreign Artists: Armando Manzanero, Lucho Gatica, María Marta
Serra-Lima, Fernando Ubiergo, Nicola Di Bari, Palito Ortega, Luis Aguilé,
Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, Arturo Sandoval, Spyro Gyra, Don Pullen,
Santi De Briano, Chucho Valdez, Luis Salinas, Jerry Gonzales, Alain
Perez and Caramelo, among others.
MOTION PICTURE. Original score for the silent movies:
“The cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a 1920
silent film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz
and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential of German Expressionist
“The Cameraman” is a 1928 American silent comedy directed by Edward
Sedgwick and an unaccredited Buster Keaton. The picture stars Buster
Keaton, Marceline Day, Harold Goodwin, and others. It is considered by
fans and critics to be Keaton still in top form, and it was added to the
National Film Registry in 2005 as being deemed "culturally, historically,
or aesthetically significant."
“Nosferatu” is a German Expressionist vampire horror film, directed by
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau., starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count
Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was in essence an
unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and
other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to
the novel.
TELEVISION. Music Composition for the TV series
La Captura del siglo.
Polvo para tiburones
THEATER: Theater and Ballet original scores for the Peruvian groups and
workshops: Andanzas and Nosotros.
More about José Luis Madueño at:
Arturo Sandoval, José Luis Madueño and
the Peruvian Symphomic Orchestra (Lima, 1993).
Arturo Sandoval, José Luis Madueño, Jean Pierre Magnet
and the Peruvian Symphomic Orchestra (Lima, 1993).
Alex Acuña, José Luis Madueño and John Patitucci during
Chilcano – Jose Luis’s first solo album – Recording Session (LA, 1996).
Alex Acuña, José Luis Madueño, John Peña and Pedro Eustache
during Chilcano Recording Session (LA, 1996).
José Luis Madueño and Joe Zawinul during a jam session
at Catalina’s Pub (LA, 1996).
Gato Barbieri (jury) and José Luis Madueño (winner of the second prize) at the
Second SGAE Latin Jazz Competition (La Habana, 2000).
Chucho Valdés (Jury of the Second SGAE Latin Jazz Competition)
and José Luis Madueño (La Habana, 2000).
Jorge Pardo, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, José Luis Madueño (winner of the second prize
at the Third SGAE Latin Jazz Competition) Chucho Valdés,
Bobby Sanabria and Dave Valentin (La Habana, 2002).
José Luis Madueño with his band Wayruro (NY, 2001).
José Luis Madueño with his band Wayruro (NY, 2001).
José Luis Madueño at the IAJE Convention
with the Jazz Peru Big band (NY, 2000).
José Luis Madueño at the IAJE Convention playing cajon
With Laura Robles and the Jazz Peru Big band (NY, 2000).
José Luis Madueño, Jocho Velasquez – guitar –
and Chocolate Algendones – cajon (Punku Trio, Lima 2003).
José Luis Madueño and Pedro Aznar on a TV program (Lima, 2002).
José Luis Madueño, Sergio Baldeos, Manongo Mujica, Manuel Miranda,
Susana Baca and Pepita García (Cuzco, 2005).
Orquesta Chekara de Tetuán (Morroco) and José Luis Madueño
after performing at Montevideo (Uruguay, 2006).
José Luis Madueño and Tania Libertad’s Band
after performing at Guanajuato Festival (Mexico, 2006).
Eric Marienthal and Peruvian crew at 1st Peruvian Saxophone Festival 2011
Eric Marienthal and José Luis Madueño at 1st Peruvian Saxophone Festival 2011
José Luis Madueño performing as singer, composer and arranger
at the II Claro Festival (Lima, 2009).
Jose Luis Madueño’s next album as producer, vocalist,
guitar and keyboards performer
José Luis Madueño and Andrea De Martis on his most recent production.
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