32 Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza La Habana
32 Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza La Habana
alfredo-chacon

HAVANA – THURSDAY DECEMBER 15

Alfredo Chacon is known to be one of the most representative and diverse figures of Latin Jazz in Miami, Florida and is an active member of The Latin Grammy® and Grammy® Academy involving himself along with his music in Jazz seminars, international festivals, and numerous concerts all around the world. Taking his music “everywhere” has become his priority after the completion of his most recent successful album release “Sunday Market.”

Alfredo Chacón grew up in a family of musicians and learned how to play the piano and read music at the age of five. With his father being an Orchestra Conductor, the sound of classical music was present at home all the time.

He began his musical education at the Elementary school “Conservatory Manuel Saumell” following studies as Superior Level at the Superior Institute of Arts in Havana.

His first venture with popular music was playing vibraphone with SinTrans, a jazz group founded at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldán, where he later studied. SinTrans got to perform at the International Jazz Festival in Havana and became one of the most popular Latin Jazz bands to be known.

   Years later,  Alfredo relocates to Stockholm, Sweden where he was hired to work and record with many of the most prominent artists and acts in Sweden: Nordman, Bo Kaspers Orkester, Bebo Valdés, Lill Lindfors, Peter Jöback, Carola, Blacknuss All Stars, Stockholm Folk Big Band, Jonas Knutsson, Magnus Lindgren & Radiojazzgruppen, Janne Tolf and Mats Holmkvists Big Band to name a few. He toured around Scandinavia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, France and other european countries, covering various genres like Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Fusion, Folklore, and Latin Jazz.

Alfredo then becomes Musical Director of the group “Los Tigres”, where he composed and arranged most of the songs. then he funded Jazz group “SonEra,” performing only his own compositions as well as arrangements.

   During the early 2000’s Alfredo participates in the project Cuban All Stars, an orchestra formed by Cuban musicians residing in Europe, with Bobby Carcasés as a special guest star.

During this period of time he also developed his tutorial career, working as a drum and percussion teacher at Rinkeby Music School, Kulturama and at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. Alfredo also presented Workshops of Cuban music in Sweden, which were a total success.

   After all the success he then changes Stockholm for Madrid, experimenting new experiences as a Percussionist, Composer and Producer. When in Spain, he shared stage with Internationally recognized artists such as Paco Ortega, Habana Blues, David Bustamante, YADAM and Cruceta Flamenco, David Bisbal with whom had the pleasure of being part of world tours “Premonición” and “Tu y Yo” performing in more tan 160 concerts up to date.

   He is now Musical Director, Vibraphonist, Percussionist and Composer of his own Project Alfredo Chacón Groove. He also spends his time giving back his musical knowledge to the young community by teaching younger kids the importance of keeping Jazz music alive.

   He is now promoting his latest álbum “Sunday Market” in which his Cuban roots are mixed with influences from other genres like Funk, Bossa, Soul and Bebop in a blend of beautiful melodies and groovy rhythms.

   Chacón is now working on his upcoming Album, one that promises to keep up  the same high standard Latin Jazz in performance and compositions.