Discipline: Music Composition

Javier Moreno Sanchez

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Madrid, SPAIN
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Javier Moreno Sanchez has resided in Paris, Buenos Aires, Rome, and NYC, where he has been dedicated to an intensive agenda to improvisation, composition, and contemporary creation. He has studied in institutions such as NYU (M.M.) and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, receiving scholarships such as: Montoliú (Spain), Cajamadrid (Spain), Banff Centre (Canada), and the Roman Prize for composition.

His professional career has been dedicated to various scenes within jazz and flamenco, collaborating with diverse artists such as Tim Berne, Dino Saluzzi, Malaby, Gerald Cleaver, Jeremy Pelt, Garzone, Craig Taborn, Javier Ruibal, and Dorantes. He has played on numerous stages such as: Sunset in Paris, Charles V Palace in Granada, ¨Duke Theatre in NYC, and performed in festivals such as the San Sebastián Jazz, Spoletto Jazz (USA), Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, NY Flamenco Festival, and Jazz Sur Son (France).

In addition to cutting five records as a leader (Fresh Sound New Talent records), over the last four years he has worked as musical director, bassist, and composer on the multidisciplinary projects: Wearing Lorcá´s Bowtie and “Air, concert for nomads,” awarded by the NEA, and NYSCA. At MacDowell, he worked on two different pieces for mini-big band (11 musicians), completing the main structure of both!



Javier Moreno Sanchez worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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