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José Menese

José Menese

José Menese Scott was born in La Puebla de Cazalla (Sevilla), but is in Madrid where José Menese made his first contact with the flamenco world and after passing through some difficulties, he debuts at tablao Zambra, the most prestigious in Madrid. There he sings every night during more than three years, and had the opportunity to know artists such as Perico el del Lunar, Rafael Romero, Pericón de Cádiz, Juan Varea, Rosa Durán, among others, all of them great professionals.

His first record was released in 1963, in collaboration with the incomparable guitarist Melchor de Marchena.

Two years later, in 1965, he had his chance and the way to fame was opened for him. It was at the famous Flamenco Art National Contest, in Cordoba, and after competing with recognised prestige artists, where he was awarded with the Honour Prize "Tomás El Nitri".

Since then his performances abroad were many (Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, and many more). In November 1974 he performed at Olympia de París, recording this concert for an interesting album, by RCA.

He has also performed in two occasions at Teatro Real in Madrid, with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española, interpreting "La Vida Breve", by Manuel de Falla, conducted by the maestro Odón Alonso.

José Menese is considered one of the most important singers of the last years, obtaining many prizes and distinctions along his professional career. In addition to the mentioned prize, we can underline the following ones: Placa de Plata de Mairena del Alcor (1967), Cátedra de Flamencología de Jerez de la Frontera, two times (1965 and 1974), Taranto de Oro, in Almería (1971), Saeta de Oro in Sevilla (1969), Premio Ondas de la Cadena Ser, Popular del Diario Pueblo in Madrid (1968), Famoso de Sevilla y Sevillano del Año (1973), among others.

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