Guitarist Melón Jiménez has made plenty of music, not only in flamenco music but in many related styles. He is both devoted to the tradition of his Andalusian gypsy roots and also, to the innovation of the flamenco guitar, meticulously translating techniques from the sitar, slide guitar, and African gimbri to his guitar.
Having grown up between Madrid and Jerez de la Frontera (the cradle of flamenco in Andalucia), Melón began to play the guitar at age 3, following in the footsteps of his father Miguel Jiménez. Melon's professional career started very early on. At the young age of 15, he became flamenco pop star Niña Pastori's official guitarist.
This was only the beginning of his first years touring great stages all over the world. In 2009 he accompanied the legendary singer Enrique Morente in his last concerts. In 2011 he embarked on an international tour with famed sitarist and Grammy award winner Anoushka Shankar, daughter of the great sitar master Ravi Shankar. Melón's collaborations continued with renowned musicians are countless and include artists including Ketama, Chuchito Valdes, Richard Bona, Estrella Morente, Jorge Pardo, among others.
"The Sound of Colors" (The Sound of Colors) is Melon's first album as a solo guitarist. Through his vivid and distinctive compositions, Melon pays tribute to Spanish art masters such as Juan Gris, Picasso, Dalí and Bonifacio, dedicating a flamenco “palo” (style) to each of their artistic personalities. His work as a solo artist also came to the spotlight in March 2022 when he was chosen as a finalist in the prestigous competiton, Premios Paco de Lucia.