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Antonio Lizana
Sax, singer and composer

Antonio Lizana began to study saxophone at age 10 in the Conservatory of Music in San Fernando, Cadiz, and has his first contact with jazz when he attended various jazz seminars given by Jerry Bergonzi, Dick Oatts, Jim Snidero and Perico Sambeat. In 2011 he finished his higher education jazz studies at Musikene, the Advanced Music School in the Basque Country. He had teachers such as Mikel Andueza, Guillermo Klein,Jordi Rossi, Bob Sands,Miguel Blanco, Perico Sambeat, Andrej Olejnizak and Guillermo McGuill amongst others. It is during his stay in the Basque Country where his own Project, Antonio Lizana Group was born. He was part of the Afrodisian orchestra, conducted by Miguel Blanco. Antonio collaborated as a saxophonist, arranger and singer on Miguel Blanco’s latest album (Satierismos 2011). Antonio also collaborates with the afro-latin-jazz orchestra of Arturo O’farril, based in New York, as a singer and saxophonist. He collaborated on his latest album, participating in various concerts with this big band, where he shared the stage with brothers Andy and Jerry Gonzalez, Dave Valentin, Papo Vazquez, Pablo Mayor, Cristina Pato, Ximo Tevar, Gregg Agust, amongst others...