José Gálvez, born in Santiago neighborhood in Jerez de la Frontera, is a versatile flamenco artist: flamenco guitarist and singer-songwriter, is also a composer, singer, poet, writer, producer and director, as well as, in his own words: "bohemian since birth".
José Gálvez, born in Santiago neighborhood in Jerez de la Frontera, is a versatile flamenco artist: flamenco guitarist and singer-songwriter, is also a composer, singer, poet, writer, producer and director, as well as, in his own words: “bohemian since birth”.
She belongs to the gypsy saga of Los Gálvez and began to show artistic skills with only 7 years. At the age of ten, he made his professional debut in his native Jerez, and at the age of thirteen he undertook his first tour as a guitarist, touring throughout Europe with the dance company of Angelines Galván.
José’s talent and art soon attracted the attention of the Parrilla de Jerez and Moraíto Masters, who sponsored him when he was only 17 years old. From that moment Jose Gálvez was included in the spectacles of both masters and participated in several editions of the Biennial of Seville, as well as in important flamenco festivals of all Spain.
And his story had just begun.
A few years later he would play Manolo San Lúcar’s masterpiece “Tauromagia” on a concert tour that took him around the world.
At the same time, together with Gerardo Núñez and Carmen Cortés, he performed the works Yerma, Juncal and Salomé.
We are now in 1997, the year in which José debuted discographically with his own compositions on the album “Jerez Joven por Bulería”, by Maestro Moraíto.
Just a year after, and after the experience gained, our artist published his first solo album entitled “Bohemio de Amor”.
After the release of the album José Gálvez kept working and in this case was the bailaor Joaquín Cortés who required him to sing in his work “Passion Gypsy” in 1999. One year later he was awarded as a solo singer on the flamenco Fridays of the Festival of The Bulería Jerezana.
The year 2001 marked a turning point in José’s career when he met his manager and close friend Michel Elefteriádes, with whom he produced several productions in Arab countries, sharing scenarios with mythical stars such as Whadija Al Safi, Nahawand, Tony Hannan, or Nancy Ajram, all over the Middle East.
In 2004, he released his third musical work, more ethnic and more fused than ever, with his album “Gálvez and the National Orchestra of Nowheristan”.
Lebanon, Egypt, Dubai, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan or Baharéin are just some of the countries where Galvez has triumphed with his musical experiments.
In 2005 he began to collaborate as musical director, with Hiroky Satho and Mayumi Kagita in Tokyo, with the company of dance Art and Solera, reaping great successes in Japan.
In 2006 he began his trips with different tours to North America, sowing the seed of our culture, through Washington, San Diego, Atlanta, or Nevada City.
From 2007 to 2009, the comings and goings from one country to another would happen very often, also with recognitions and prizes for their creative, poetic and musical contribution.
In 2010 he recorded with the famous singer Nancy Ajram a Video Documentary project for Coca-Cola that had repercussion in the whole world.
He won the BIAF award in Lebanon, for his media popularity, while he was directing, producing and performing as presenter his own television show Duende in Onda Jerez Televisión. After more than six years on the air, he is still recording and releasing chapters thanks to his online acceptance and his fans spread around the world.
He is required as a record producer and arranger, director or producer of dozens of sound works for the various artists in Andalusia, where José Gálvez’s label is included and sued.
During the last six years he has participated in different editions of the Bay Area Festival Flamenco Gitano de San Francisco, along with singer Esperanza Fernández, bailaora Concha Vargas or Gema Moneo, bailaor Pepe Torres, Luis Moneo or José Valencia.
From 2014 until the present he participates as guitarist and guest artist in the show “Improvisáo” by Juan Manuel Fernández Montoya “Farruquito”, conquering the City Center of NY.
He continues to accompany the singing of only those favorite artists who transmit to him, among which are many of the current numbers one of the flamenco world.