Sunday 12 May 2019
Álvaro is also accompanied by the acclaimed flamenco guitarist Manuel Carvajal, also from Granada. During the last 40 years Manuel has performed in renowned Spanish theatres with many major flamenco singers, including La Perlite de Huelva, Chano Lobato, José de la Tomasa and Ana Reverte.
Álvaro is also accompanied by the great flamenco singer Gema Contreras ‘La Canela’. Gema was born in Granada into a well known family of flamenco artists. She has appeared with major flamenco talent such as David Heredia, Enrique Amaya and Fernando Rodríguez.
Sunday 9 June 2019
Jorge Bravo Quartet
with Jesús Olmedo (dancer), Rut Santamaría (cante) & Demi García (percussion).
Doors Open 7pm. Tickets £5 (members). £12 (non-members) on the door or Eventbrite.
Jorge Bravo is a virtuoso flamenco guitarist. His unique style of performance demonstrates a wide range of influences from classical and flamenco to gypsy jazz and Latin American styles. Jorge’s talents were internationally recognised when he won a first prize at the 2006 Niño Ricardo International Guitar Competition held in Murcia, Spain. Jorge is currently promoting and performing music from his third album ‘Imposturas’ with his band – which includes percussionist Demi García and jazz vocalist Emily Dankworth.
Demi García is from Barcelona and has studied at the London College of Music. He plays and teaches percussion, drums and the cajón. Current projects include work with Alec Dankworth & Spanish Accents, Nova Trio, Mel C, The Budapest Cafe Orquestra and Los Amigos Latin band. He has toured all over Europe, North Africa, and USA.
Rut Santamaría is from Madrid. She has sung with the ‘Flamenco del Mar’ group, touring Australia with the dancer Marina Tamayo, including performances at the Sydney Opera House. She currently sings with Flamenco Soul flamenco group accompanying Jesús Olmedo and other artists in performances around London including at the Bafta Awards Ceremony.
Jesús Olmedo is now one of the leaders in his field, performing in a variety of venues around the world and in Spain, including the Teatro Real and the celebrated Corral de la Morería in Madrid.