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Juan Francisco Ordóñez (4 October 1961) is a guitarist from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republicmarker


He graduated from high school at Colegio Dominicano De la Salle and later he studied at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo earning a degree in Economics.He began his guitar studies with teacher Blas Carrasco and later continued studying 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, a very important force in the rescue and transformation of Dominican folklore in the seventies.

In the early eighties he formed with Luís Días the rock group Transporte Urbano,. Ordóñez was lead guitar of this group for more than 25 years. In 1985, Ordóñez went to Moscow, in the old U. S.S.R., where he performed several concerts with Patricia Pereira and Luís Días.

By this time, Ordóñez began some fusion projects such as the influential guitar/bass/drums trio OFS, alongside Transporte Urbano drummer Guy Frómeta, and former Transporte Urbano bassist Héctor Santana. This group went to Peru, in 1986, with Dominican singer Sonia Silvestre to perform at the Festival de la Nueva Canción Latinoamericana.

In the nineties he started a Caribbean fusion trio (Trilogia) with Héctor Santana, and renown percussionist Chichí Peralta.He is currently musical director for La Vellonera, a live outfit which accompanies internationally acclaimed Dominican singer/songwriter Víctor Víctor on stage.

Professional work

Ordóñez has developed a carrier as a solo player and as arranger and director of commercial jingles, singers and music for films, as in the short Frente al mar about a story of the Dominican writer Hilma Contreras and León Ichaso´s Bitter Sugar .

Ordoñez has worked as a Studio guitarist and in live performance for several artists and groups of Dominican Republic, Latinamerica and Spain. He also has participated in jam sessions with jazz musicians such as Paquito de Rivera, Don Chery and Charlie Haden.

He also has been guitar teacher for several generations of Dominican guitarists.


  • Trilogía 1988 y reissued as CD by Patín Bigote Music in 2004.
  • Cabaret Azul coproduction with the Dominican blues singer Patricia Pereyra in 1989 and reissued by TEREKE. productions
  • Radio Recuerdo edited in 2001 by Madora Foundation.

In 2005 Ordóñez was coproducer, arranger and guitar player of Bachata entre Amigos, a Víctor Víctor's CD with the participation of the song writers Joaquín Sabina ,Joan Manuel Serrat , Pedro Guerra , Silvio Rodríguez , Pablo Milanés , Fito Páez y Víctor Manuel, among others..



This article is a translation of the homonime article in the Spanish wikipedia [800396]

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