Jordi J. Fontanillas (1980 Blanes, Girona) was very young when he first joined his hometown’s school band. He then moved to Barcelona where he studied Musical Education and Bachelor of Music in the Taller de Músics.
He became a versatile musician and joined bands and groups that performed many different musical styles. He entered the Original Jazz Orchestra of Taller de Músics, and collaborated with musicians such as Santiago Auserón, Mala Rodríguez, Cris Juanico, Big Mama, Biel Ballester, Perico Sambeat, Horacio el Negro, Diego Urcola, Giovanni Hidalgo, Avishai Cohen, Javier Colina, Isaac Delgado, Jorge Pardo or Marc Miralta.
At the same time, he joined the Girona Jazz Project, where he participated in concerts playing with Maceo Parker, Michael Abene, Electro Deluxe, Guillermo Klein, Ze Eduardo, Llibert Fortuny or Perico Sambeat, among others.
In 2014, he developed his own Project Latingas! as the bandleader of the nonet, where they fused Latin music and jazz.
He is currently participating on the Project Cesk Freixas XL.
In traditional music, he joined Llama de Farners and collaborated performing couplets in Marcel Casillas’ work piece Sonidos Esenciales and Cobla Simfònica de Catalunya.
Jordi has contributed to the Empordà Chamber Orchestra, to the Furius Orchestra, JOAG and Chamber group in ICAB. He also played in Musical Theatre participating in plays such as Sugar, A Bit Of Broadway and Mujeres, among others.
Jordi divides his professional activity teaching within several schools including Conservatori de l’Energia de Palafrugell, Escola de Música Moderna de Girona and Escola Conrad Salón in La Bisbal de l’Empordà.
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