Featuring the album ‘Quimeras del mar’.
WASHINGTON,DC—Antonio Lizana Trío presents at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain his latest álbum Quimeras del Mar’, where saxophonist Lizana travels through jazz, guided by his inspiration for flamenco music. Nine songs written by himself make up a new album with strong Cádiz roots, and an international work.
Since the release of De viento in 2012, Lizana has performed at countless jazz festivals, always offering a vibrant and intense show. Lizana began playing the saxophone when he was 10, at the San Fernando Conservatory in Cádiz, Spain, and had his first contact with jazz at several workshops on that music genre by Jerry Bergonzi, Dick Oatts, Jim Snidero & Perico Sambeat. In 2011 he finished his Jazz studies at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco, where he started his own project, Antonio Lizana Group.
He was rewarded with the Cádiz Joven Award in recognition of his impact as an artist; he has taken part in the Miguel Blanco’s Afrodisian Orchestra (Satierismos, 2011,) where he plays the saxophone, sings, and is in charge of arrangements. As a saxophone player, singer and arranger, he collaborated on the latest album by Arturo O’Farrill’s Big Band, which is based in New York; this album won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Latin Jazz Album. Together with this Big Band he has shared the stage with Andy & Jerry González brothers, Dave Valentin, Papo Vázquez, Pablo Mayor, Cristina Pato, Ximo Tévar or Gregg Agust, among others.
“Everything about Antonio is impactful! His singing, his feel for the saxophone, his compositions, his band- and the best thing about his art is that it seems limitless…” - Jorge Pardo
“Since I met him he has left me speechless, from throwing in a few Camarón lyrics to letting the jazz melodies rip with his saxophone. With one look he’ll wrap you up in a chirigota. As he so humbly put: ‘I have a lot to learn’... and that, my friend, makes you even bigger still. [...] Antonio Lizana, my friend, you’re both Cádiz and New York!” - Lamari (Chambao)
The album Quimeras del mar, mixed and edited by Curro Ureba and Antonio Lizana Group, is instrumentalized by saxophone, percussion, bass, piano, drums, flamenco guitar and chorus. Songs such as Déjate sentir (Let yourself feel), Puerta de la luna (The Moon’s door), Ilusión de volver (Illusion of returning), Seguirijazz o Me falta algo (Something’s missing) reaffirm the expert production.
Since publishing De viento (2012), Lizana has appeared in numerous jazz festivals, always offering a live show that is more than just a concert- rather, a vibrant show full of intensity that travels from the solemn to the celebratory, from meditation to dance, and from Cádiz to New York.
More info: https://www.antoniolizana.net/
Antonio Lizana Trío includes:
Antonio Lizana: saxophone and voice.
Adriano Lozano: guitar.