Jazz/flamenco pianist Alex Conde returns to the Bay Area to reunite with his California trio featuring Grammy-nominated percussionist John Santos and legendary bassist Jeff Chambers. This extraordinary trio of natural-born improvisors will explore the intersections of jazz, Latin jazz, flamenco, and all the spaces in between, leaving you inspired, elated, and transformed.
This double show features: Alex Conde – piano, John Santos – percussion, Jeff Chambers – bass
Alex Conde is a vibrant and visionary jazz and flamenco pianist, composer, and music educator living in San Francisco. Son of legendary Copla singer, Alejandro Conde, Alex is a self-taught composer. He started playing classical music at the age of 4 and continued his studies with Patricio Pizarro, Sergio Sapena and Wanda Walcewska at the Conservatorio Jose Iturbi de Valencia and later with Ed Bedner at Berklee College of Music. While pursuing this degree in jazz performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he received the Jazz Revelation Award. He has also studied with luminaries such as Chano Domínguez, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Danilo Pérez, Dave Santoro, Maria Schneider, Wayne Shorter, and Esperanza Spalding.
Alex Conde has collaborated with flamenco artists including Nino de los Reyes, José Luis Rodriguez, Juan Siddi, Kina Mendez, Coral de los Reyes, José Valle “Chuscales” and Jesule de Utrera.
Alex has been a regular pianist on flamenco tours around the US, Latin America, and Canada. He has composed for flamenco companies like ASFB and Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, a collaboration with whom earned him an Isadora Duncan "Izzie" nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Text (2011).
His orchestrations have been performed by the Orquesta de Camara de Miami with concertino Federico Britos, flamenco guitarist Jose Luis Rodríguez and conductor Omid Zoufonoun from Oakland Youth Orchestra. His arrangements of Franz Schubert have also been performed at the New York Symphony Space.
Alex has regularly performed in International Jazz Festivals along with artists such as Melissa Aldana, Vicente Amigo, Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), Keita Ogawa, John Patitucci, Dave Samuels, Chucho Valdes and The Bad Plus.