Legendary guitarist Jose Feliciano is set to headline this year’s Gibraltar Jazz Festival. Feliciano who is currently on a world and European tour has a number of dates in Spain before his concert in Gibraltar in St Michael’s Cave on Friday 25 November.
Feliciano has influenced popular music for more than two generations. His name is synonymous with a presence that has bridged musical styles in a way that has never been equaled. He is recognized as the first Latin Artist to cross over into the English music market, opening the doors to others who now play an important part in the music industry.
Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics throughout the world as “one of the greatest living guitarists”. Guitar Player Magazine awarded him “Best Pop Guitarist” placing him in their “Gallery of the Greats”.
He’s been awarded over forty-five Gold and Platinum records; has won sixteen Grammy nominations, earning him six Grammy Awards and is in receipt of countless prestigious awards the world over. In 1996,Jose Feliciano was selected to receive Billboard Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and New York City honored him by re-naming Public School155 in East Harlem, “The Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School.”
The world has enjoyed many Feliciano songs, including: “Rain”, “Chico And the Man”, “California Dreamin'”, “Destiny”, “Affirmation”, “Ay Cariño”, “Ponte A Cantar”, “Cuando El Amor Se Acaba”, “Porque Te Tengo Que Olvidar?”, “Feliz Navidad” and countless others.