Born in 1976 Jonatan Piña Duluc is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from the Dominican Republic. He has won the country`s most important composition competition the Premio Nacional de Música on six occasions on three different categories: Symphonic/Choral, Chamber music and Latin Dance music. Apart from these he has interests in Jazz, Rock, Latin Troubadour, Dominican folklore and everything eclectic. Influences go from Frank Zappa to Giorgy Ligueti, John Zorn, Luis Dias, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Living Colour, John Coltrane, Slayer, Juan Luis Guerra and many artists that you wouldn`t find in the same shelf of a record store. He is a member of the Afro-Dominican Jazz Collective and heads various musical projects like El Trio (rock band) and Proyecto Piña Duluc (Afro-Dominican jazz quartet), Jonatan Piña Duluc, his solo project.
On January 14 2021 Piña Duluc released independently his Third solo album called Soundtrack Vol. I, Secuencia. On this record like on the previous two, he was in charge of all the composition, playing, recording and overall production. The album is a collection of suites and pieces written for film or inspired by film as storytelling. It's style goes from quiet soundtrack type of avant-garde pieces to epic Afro-Dominican Jazzodelic Progressive movements. The idea is to release short stories that are the "scenes" that are inspired by the music or that have inspired the music on this album. They will be available later during the year. The album has already gotten some air time on local and international radio and internet radio shows like Gigantes Gentiles (Argentina) Progressive Tracks (Progzilla Radio, UK), RFI Radio (France/Dominican Republic), Music Universe, Black Amber (Dominican Republic), Xpam Radio (Dominican Republic) Some early opinions about the new album
Jonatan Piña Duluc, composition, instruments, voices, recording Iván Batista, Mixing Sage Audio, Mastering Art and dessign, Auriluz Vila
Premio nacional de música 2004, 2006, 2009, 2012 (Dominican Republic, most important
Won 6 times in the Chamber music, Symphonic/Choral and Latin/Dance Categories.
Premio de composición de Casa de Teatro 2001, classical music category.
“An album therefore that for its entire duration keeps the listener’s attention and
concentration high, with passages and plots that will surely satisfy even the most demanding
and refined palates both in the Prog field and above all in Jazz.. The credit goes to Jonatan who
managed to offer a high-level album, conceived, performed and recorded entirely by him,
proving his talents and his versatility not only as a musician. A listening recommended to all
lovers of the more Jazzy sounds of Prog and Latin-based Jazz, another good chapter in the
Dominican artist’s discography. 12 tracks that can be pleasantly listened to all in one breath
from start to finish, very engaging and with a superfine technique.”
JACOPO VIGEZZI, Progressive Rock Journal, MARCH 9, 2021