Dominic Galea developed a taste for jazz music from an early age. He studied jazz piano with his father Sammy and later in London with jazz pianist/composer Stan Tracey O.B.E. Dominic furthered his studies in composition with Maestro Pawlu Grech. Since 1983 Galea participated and won various awards in festivals both locally and abroad namely: Slovakkia, Egypt, Australia, and Italy amongst others. He also won the Best Composer Award at the "Malta Music Awards" in 2001 Galea's versatile works include: fourteen Musicals (eight of which lyrics were penned by Raymond Mahoney), a Ballet for children, composed music to a large number of Maltese literary works, incidental music for TV shows, jazz suites and other contemporary works. He has 17 albums to his credit. As a jazz pianist he took part at the "Bratislava Jazz Days" (1985), where his composition "Horizon" was recorded on a double album featuring international jazz musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Terje Rypdal, and John McLaughlin. He also took part in various occasions at the Malta Jazz Festival and at the Paradise Jazz Festival in Cyprus in 2005. Dominic is a Member of the Malta Council for Culture and Arts Board (MCCA) and teaches Degree Plus courses in jazz and pop music at the University of Malta.
Mon 19th Oct
David Shepherd – Tribute from Jazz Steps
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