Biography

Born in Seville, Juan Galiardo graduated in Music Education from Cadiz University (1998) and then Magna cum Laudem from the Berklee College of Music in Boston (2004). He received the "Berklee European Scholarship Tour" and a scholarship from the Andalusian Goverment to complete his studies at Berklee. There he received the Piano Department Chair award in 2004.

 Juan has performed in Japan, the Philippines, USA, England, Ireland, UK, France, Jordan,  Rumania, Spain and Portugal. Jazz piano and Harmony techer at Evora´s University (Portugal) in 2011 and was the organizer of the "Cadiz International Jazz Workshop" during four years. Nowdays he teaches Jazz Piano and Ensemble at Cadiz University Jazz course.

Juan has performed with international Jazz artist including: Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Santoro, Gregory Hutchinson, Reuben Rogers, Darren Barrett, Dick Oatts, Joe Magnarelli, Ralph Moore, Eric Alexander, Freddie Bryant, Donny McCaslin, Sheila Jordan. Norma Winstone, MAría Joao, Willard Dyson, Patrice Blanchard, Mark Whitfield, Yosvani Terry, Mark Ledford, Kelly Sae, Francisco Mela, Andrea Michelutti, Jimmy Weinstein, Dayna Stephens, Perico Sambeat, Antonio Serrano, Deborah Carter, Martin Andersen, Sinne Egg.

 

Juan has studied with Barry Harris, Danilo Pérez, Joe Lovano, Joanne Brackeen, Mick Goodrick, Edward Tomassi, Dave Santoro, Frank Carlberg to name a few.

During his studies at Berklee he shared classrooms and stages with; Uri Gurvich, Esperanza Spalding, Warren Wolf, Luques Curtis, Hogyu Hwang, James Williams, Miguel Gandelman, Louis Cato, Mark Kelley, Tadashi Ugawa, Alex Gordeev, Abe Lagrimas Jr., Yohei Kanai, Kuriko Tsugawa, Demian Cabaud, André Matos, Ramiro Olacigueri, Eduardo Solas.

 

Juan has worked with; Arturo Serra, Manuel Perfumo, Pedro Cortejosa, José López, Xavi Hinojosa, Esteve Pi, Enrique Oliver, Tito Alcedo, Javier Ruibal, Alfonso Gamaza, Toño Miguel, Perico Sambeat, Antonio Mesa, Marc Miralta, Pedro Campos, Ignasi González, Joan Terol, Deejay Foster, Elie Massias, Marcos Sainz, Lugotti, Bori Albero, Victor Merlo, Julián Sánchez, Guillermo McGuill, Dan Moretti, Aidan Thorne, Mark O´Connor, Ashely Long, Pete Komor, Rod Oughton, Maeve Gilcrist, Samantha Nelson, Celeste Alías, Thor, Angela Rolling, Antonio Gómez, Carlos Villoslada, Ruben Dantas, Marko Lohikari, Martin Leyton, Jorge Pardo, Guillem Arnedo, Jose Benítez, Marc Cuevas, Sergi Felipe, Ivo Sans, José Mena, Santi Delarubia, Vitor Jiménez, Marc Ayza, Voro García, Steve Altenberg, Jose Antonio Galicia, Carlos López, Marku Ounaskari, Ernesto Aurignac, Marcus Schenider,  Rubén Carlés, Goncalo Marques, Bruno Pedroso, Rale Micic, Nelson Cascais, Jo Krause, Dimitri Skidanov, David León, Rubén Morán, Luis Balaguer, Ramón Prats, Toni Belenguer, Miguel Benito "Pete", Andre Sumelius, Shayan Fathi, Ramiro Rosa, Gemma Abrié, Vicente Espí, Paco Rivas, Antonio González, Andrés Litwin, Matt Owens, Gildas Boclé, Manhu Roche, Dani Domínguez, Dayan Abad, Ana Cisneros, Joan Motera, Victor Correa, Roger Gutierrez. David Pastor, Vicente Macián, Susana Sheiman, Kiki Ferrer, Manuel Machado, Javier Navas,  Joan Masana, David González, Pere Loewe, Bruno Calvo, Juan Sainz, Ximo Tebar, Fernando Brox, Hugo Fernández, José Vera, Paco Rivas, Juan de la Oliva, Javier del Barco, Nano Peña, Ricardo Moreno, Joaquín Migallón, Vincent Thomas, Javier Delgado, Jimmy Castro,  Toni Mora, Manuel Calleja, Guillermo Morente, José Guillamó, Phil Wilkinson, Atsuko Shimada, Jose Luis Gómez, Jose Antonio Mariscal, Sergio Diaz, Coki Giménez, Carlos Pino, Miquel Álvarez, Marcos Pin, Marcelo Saenz, Nacho Megina, Paco Perera, Arturo Cid,  Javier Ruibal Jr, María Cavaes, Lola Botello, Rafael Águila. Miguel Vargas, Ismael Alcina, Fernando Lamadrid, Lolo Alvarez, Mariano Steinberg, Carlos González, Salvador Andrades, Ivan Taca Javi Baillo among many tohers.

 

Besides Jazz, Juan has toured and recorded with Pop, Rock, Flamenco, Songwritters, Blues  and Soul artists (El Barrio, Los Cucas, Javier Ruibal, Tu cara , Solomones, Guillermo Marín, Merche Corisco, Olga Rossano, Señor Trepador, Los Atlánticos, Mr Groovy & the blue heads) and worked for the main TV Channels in Spain.

Picture by Ana Solinís