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The History of Cardenio - new album available now

The History of Cardenio is a symphonic poem whose characters go through betrayal, madness, loneliness and impossible love. Composed for trumpet, drums and double bass, the work retraces musically one of the stories contained in Cervantes' Don Quixote, whose plot was brought to the stage by William Shakespeare. The History of Cardenio is a shrewd exploration of the drives that direct human actions, through sonorous atmospheres and an acrobatic balance between structure and freedom.



Daniel Cano (b. Huelva, Spain) is a trumpeter and composer based in Spain. For ten years (2014-24) he lived in the UK, and has performed at such venues as Ronnie Scott’s, Cafe Oto, Vortex Jazz Club, as well as the Tangier, San Sebastian, Margate, Seville Jazz Festivals to name but a few, with artists such as Doug Sides, Paco Charlín, Chris Kase, Dick Pearce, Evan Parker, Harris Eisenstadt, Maggie Nicols, Wilfried Wilde and the London Improvisers Orchestra. His last album "The History of Cardenio" was released in April 2024.


A versatile and multifaceted musician, Daniel has been involved in projects such as the free-jazz bands “Ornetillos” and “Southern Free Bunch”, the afrobeat band “Larsen C & The Millennials" and his Flamenco Quartet inspired by the music from Andalusia. 

In August 2019, Daniel participated at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music in Alberta, Canada where he had the opportunity to work with Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Amir ElSaffar, Steph Richards, Carmen Lundy, Ingrid Jensen, Liberty Ellman and Linda Oh, among others.


Upcoming Concerts

5th July

The History of Cardenio - Daniel Cano Trio

@Ool Ya Koo, Granada (SPAIN) 

8th-10th August

Festival Jazzándaluz

@Priego de Córdoba (SPAIN) 

15th August

The History of Cardenio - Daniel Cano Trio

@Vortex Jazz Club, London (UK)

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