José Luis Madueño

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 acomplished 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 solist 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, panflute, cajon, 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 festivals, latin festivals and world music festivals in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, Spain, Norway, France and Sweeden.

During his career as a musician he has played with peruvian artists like Susana Baca, Elsa María Elejalde, Eva Ayllón, Cecilia Bracamonte, Miki González, Gianmarco, Jean Pierre Magnet, Gabriela Ezeta, Lucho González among others. He had the privilege to learn afroperuvian music playing with very talented cajon performers as Eusebio Sirio "Pititi", Julio "Chocolate" Algendones, Juan Medrano Cotito and Roni Campos. He has also played with foreign artists like Armando Manzanero, María Marta Serra-Lima, Fernando Ubiergo, Nicola Di Bari, Palito Ortega, Luis Aguilé, among others. He has played with some jazz performers like Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, Arturo Sandoval, Spyro Gyra, Don Pullen, Santi Debriano, Steve Tavaglione, Chucho Valdés.

As a soloist, he has worked in different trios, quartets, quintets, etc., playing his compositions based on peruvian folk music, latin music, brazillian music and jazz.

Chilcano, recorded in USA as a soloist for the latin jazz label Songosaurus. This CD has been released in USA in 1997, featuring Alex Acuña, John Patitucci and Steve Tavaglione among others.
Wayruro, the name of the band and its first CD (released in Peru, 1996). This band plays folk music of the Peruvian Andes fussioned with jazz and rock.
Flight of The Condor is the most recent intervention of Madueño in the discographic industry. It consists of music based on the Andes musical roots, created for a Peruvian show -of the same name- that is currently performed at the Nautilus Theater in Sea World, Orlando, Florida. This CD is available in the USA since August, 1999.

Other works:

Music Composition and Live Performance during the silent film Dr. Caligari's cabinet, the most inportant film of the German Expressionist period.
Music Composition for the TV series La Captura del siglo and Polvo para tiburones (productions for channel 4 in Lima-Perú).
Orchestration for the Philarmonic Orchestra in the Symphonic Jazz Concerts of the Peruvian saxophonist Jean Pierre Magnet.
Theater and Ballet musicalizations for the Peruvian groups and workshops: Andanzas and Nosotros.


Winner of the second prize with his afroperuvian composition "Reencuentros" on the II Latin Jazz Contest organized by SGAE and Fundación Autor, that took place in Cuba as part of the La Habana Jazz Festival on December 2000.
Participation as performer and composer on the 28th Annual IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators) Intenational Conference, in New York, USA, January 2001, with the Orquesta Juvenil de la Nueva Música (OJUNM) conducted by the Peruvian trumpetist Gabriel Alegría.
Winner of the second prize with his afroperuvian composition "En el rincon" on the III Latin Jazz Contest organized by SGAE and Fundación Autor, that took place in Cuba as part of the La Habana Jazz Festival on December 2002.
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