NAME: Jonathan Jiménez
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRHT: Madrid, 1990
FAMILY: Jonathan Jiménez comes from a family of flamenco artists. He is El Cigala’s cousin and the grandson of Araceli Vargas, a gypsy guitarist famous in the history of the flamenco guitar who performed with artists such as Manolo Caracol, La Niña de los Peines, Rafael Farina or Farruco.
CAREER: Jonathan Jiménez started playing at the age of 5 with his father, Ángel Jiménez. Even if he comes from a family of the neighbourhood La Latina (El Rastro-Cascorro), he is considered a follower of the Cañorroto “school”, a quarry of guitarists of Madrid. He studied with “El Entri” when he was a boy and after that, he has worked with all the great artists from Cañorroto as David Cerreduela, El Viejin, Jesus de Rosario…etc. In 2000, he participated in the contests Young Talents in Italy. In 2005, he won the first award Sala Caracol. In 2006, he joined the company of La Tati. In 2008, he worked in the ballet of Carmen Mota in great stages such as the Casino of Montecarlo. Since then, he has played for singers such as Miguel “El Rubio”, Ramón “El Portugués”, Guadiana… and dancers such as Isaac de los Reyes, Alfonso Losa, Pol Vaq1uero… he also used to work in the most prestigious tablaos of Madrid: Casa Patas, Corral de la Morería, Café de Chinitas.
Nowadays, he collaborates with the Flamenco Jazz Company with which he has recorded his last work “Rumbo Desconocido” taking advantage of the occasion to get into the jazz with his flamenco language. All of that combining also his career as a soloist and preparing his first personal work.
AWARDS: First Award Sala Caracol (2005).