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Michel Camilo

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 4, 1954    

Michel Camilo

Pianist and composer Michel Camilo was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1954. Fascinated with music since childhood, he composed his first song at the age of five, then studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory. At 16, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Seeking to expand his musical horizons, he moved in 1979 to New York, where he continued his studies at Mannes and Juilliard School of Music. His composition Why Not? was recorded by Paquito D'Rivera as the title tune for one of his albums, and The Manhattan Transfer won a Grammy Award for their vocal version in 1983. His first two albums were titled Why Not? and Suntan/In Trio....
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    What's Up

    Okeh
    2013
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    Mano A Mano

    EmArcy
    2011
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    Spirit Of The Moment

    Telarc Records
    2007
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    Rhapsody in Blue

    Telarc Records
    2006
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    Spain Again

    Decca Music Group
    2006
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    Solo

    Telarc Records
    2005
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    Solo

    Telarc Records
    2004
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