Juan Francisco Ordóñez
Juan Francisco Ordóñez
|Birth name||Juan Francisco Ordóñez|
|Born||4 October 1961|
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Genres||Bachata, jazz, son|
Ordóñez graduated high school from Colegio Dominicano De la Salle and later earned a degree in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. He began his guitar studies with Blas Carrasco and later continued on his own. He learned formal music composition from Sonia de Piña at the Dominican National Conservatory. From 1976–1977, he took part in the folk group Convite.
In the early 1980s, he and Luis Días formed the rock group Transporte Urbano. Ordóñez was Transporte Urbano's lead guitarist for almost 25 years. In 1985, Ordóñez traveled to Moscow in the old U.S.S.R., performing several concerts with Patricia Pereira and Luís Días.
Ordóñez started the band OFS with Transporte Urbano drummer Guy Frómeta and Transporte Urbano bassist Héctor Santana. In 1986 they traveled to Peru with Dominican singer Sonia Silvestre to perform at the Festival de la Nueva Canción Latinoamericana. In the 1990s, he started the Caribbean fusion trio Trilogia with Héctor Santana and percussionist Chichí Peralta
Ordóñez has also led a solo career and has worked as an arranger and director of commercial jingles, music for films (as in the short Frente al Mar about a story of the Dominican writer Hilma Contreras, and Leon Ichaso's Bitter Sugar.)
This article is a translation of the homonime article in the Spanish Wikipedia es:Juan Francisco Ordóñez
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