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Flamenco Tablao at Vanessie Piano Bar in Santa Fe
March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
In collaboration with Juan Siddi Flamenco, Casa Flamenca returns to Vanessie Piano Bar located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe! Don’t miss an exhilarating evening of flamenco dance and music featuring the electrifying and award-winning artist Juan Siddi, acclaimed dancer and choreographer Valeria Montes, world-famous guitarist Juani de la Isla, cello virtuoso Michael Kott, and renowned singer Jackson Scott!
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Juani de la Isla is a world-renowned flamenco guitarist from Isla San Fernando in southern Spain. He began his musical education studying with the great flamenco singer Rafael Romero, has been a student of the celebrated flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar, and has also been trained in the gypsy flamenco style of Morón – a small pueblo in the heart of Andalusia’s flamenco country. He has accompanied and composed for some of the greatest flamenco artists of this century. For over a decade, he was Musical Director for the popular flamenco singer “El Barrio”. His recording career includes participation on more than 100 albums with some of Spain’s finest flamenco artists as well as his solo CD, Libertad en Mis Manos. He returns for a second season with Casa Flamenca’s tablaos and our community workshop, Flamenco without Borders.
Flamenco guitarist and singer songwriter, Jackson Scott, was born in Seville to British parents who left London for rural Spain in the 70’s. Jackson started playing the guitar at an early age, and his passion for flamenco and gypsy music was inspired by his childhood near Seville and his family travels through India. For the past ten years, Jackson has been touring extensively in Europe, the Middle East and Russia, playing with his Spanish punk band Mano de Dios. More recently, backed by a growing group of top virtuoso musicians from South America, France and the US, his English project The Jackson Scott Band has kicked off with a sound blending Latino with American Trad Jazz. Currently based between London and Seville he is now writing new material in Spanish for his next Jackson Scott album and moving in and out of the UK playing a series of dates, residencies and festivals with his group of South American musicians based in London.
Born and raised in Germany, dancer Juan Siddi currently resides in Santa Fe, NM where his high-profile presence as a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teacher garnered him the 2011 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Since the age of 9, he has performed and toured extensively at renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe and the United States. Juan Siddi has been described in the Santa Fe New Mexican as “a bundle of beautiful energy tempered by technique and taste.”
Dancer Valeria Montes is known as La Chispa (The Spark) for her passionate and vibrant interpretation of cante flamenco and for her complex rhythmic zapateado. She began her dance studies at the age of 5 in her native Mexico studying ballet, baile folklorico, and gymnastics. She eventually moved to Spain immersing herself in the world of flamenco; she was very fortunate to study with legendary families and artists of flamenco. Winner of the prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship for Performing Arts, she is co-founder of the Center of Music and Performing Arts Southwest (COMPAS). She serves as Artistic and Executive Director of Casa Flamenca.
Tickets $35 each (*PayPal purchase includes $1.31 PayPal fee per ticket*). Limited seating – don’t wait to buy tickets or seats may sell out!