Wednesday, July 21, 2021


Juan Carlos Mendoza
June 15, 2021

Bassist, composer, producer, arranger Juan Carlos Mendoza, with a long history as a session musician, has accompanied, recorded and produced the greats of the Spanish pop and rock and national jazz scene, just to name a few; Mondragon Orchestra, Victor Manuel and Ana Belen, Hevia, Dangerous Friendships, Javier Vargas, Jayme Marques etc etc, with more than 100 recordings in his career and three CDs of his own as an artist.

Mendoza presents his latest album, this time led to his favorite music and demonstrating his knowledge in this genre accompanying and directing the bands of the Smooth Hot Jazz festival in Madrid 2019/2020 with artists such as Peter White, Brian Simpson, Michael Lington, Paul Taylor Roberto Tola or Paula Atherton being a novelty since no Spanish band had ever done it and with great success by the way.

Juan Carlos releases an album full of international and national stars called "Life Has Changed". Eleven songs of pure Smooth jazz, also covering many styles, with Latin, funky and soul touches like the single already released "All Days In A Week" with the brilliant saxophonist Ismael Dorado.

This will be the first Smooth jazz CD made in Spain with International and National stars such as Adam Hawley, Paula Atherton, Malcolm Molly Duncan, Roberto Tola, Oli Silk, Ismael Dorado, Tito Hinojosa, Luis Dulzaides, Gherardo Catanzaro, Toni Mateos, Patti Ballinas , Pablo Santiz ...

Being a pioneer is something that Juan Carlos Mendoza has always put into practice. His previous two albums are full of music without description with many styles on them.

Who dared to put a slap bass while an Asturian folk singer sings? Nobody would have done better and he was number 1 in the world with Hevia and "Busindre Reel"