A talented classical guitarist, composer, music researcher and producer
Since his first concert as a soloist at the age of 15 he continues performing around the world where the sound of his guitar is admired. He has been invited to the Guitar Foundation of America, Festival Guitarras del Mundo in Argentina, Festival Andres Segovia, among others. Various of his productions, like "Bata de Cola", "Triangulo Manriqueño", “Sonatas del 27” and “Cambio de Aires” have been performed around-the-world.
He is inspired and influenced by Spanish renaissance music, he even played the viuela early in his career. A great admirer of the Baroque period and J.S. Bach, which has lead him to deep music research. Classical music is the base for most of his work, even if it includes rhythms of the world.
september 11, 2018 José Luis Martínez & Ensamble
Original music for Guitar & ensamble
September 11, 2018
Plaza Ramón Sijé
September 21, 2018 Sabater-Martínez Quartet
September 21, 2018
Calle Floridablanca 2,
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid
September 25, 2018 25 Aniversario de Orquesta Sinfónica de Chamartin
Auditorio Nacional de Madrid
Concert @ Teatro Reina Victoria, Madrid
José Luis Martínez´s Jazz Project
1st guitar- José Luis Martínez Moreno
Clarinet- Vicente Sabater
Bass- Germán Muñoz
2nd guitar- Mario Franco
Drums- Pepe Moreno
About José Luis
As a performer he has published various albums: Orquesta de Guitarras de Madrid as a soloist, Bata de Cola a bold and knowledgeable blend of classical and flamenco guitars, Triangulo Manriqueño a composition of my own inspired in Jorge Marnrique’s route and the medieval music and Cambio de Aires with compositions of my own for guitar and ensemble. In Por la Gracia de Bach, his last album, the listeners can enjoy the Suite 2 in c minor, the Chaconne in d minor by J.S Bach and the Folias de España by Marin Marais.
He has participated in Hollywood productions like Of Love and Shadows and Goya’s Ghost by Milos Forman, as well as in Spanish movies with music by Carmelo Bernaola, Tomas Marco or Jose Nieto.
He has composed soundtracks for television and movies, like El retablo de las maravillas from Cervantes, Voces de Sefarad and Toledo, Los caminos de la luz with Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. Last year premiered Espejuelos Oscuros a Spanish-Cuban production to which José Luis made the original soundtrack, the movie won the Jury Special Prize in the Festival de Cine de Avanca, Portugal.