PRICE: $75 for three day workshop $55 two days $30 one day (paid in advance online) Drop in: $35 a the door (cash only)
BIOGRAPHY: Nephew of guitarist Parrilla de Jerez, José Gálvez is heir to the pure Gypsy tradition of the Barrio Santiago, in Jerez de la Frontera. José has collaborated with Gerardo Nuñez, Carmen Cortés, Manolete, Joaquin Cortes, Antonio Canales, Manolo Sanlúcar, Alejandro Granados, and Domingo Ortega to name a few.
Known for his versatility he is equally comfortable playing guitar for singers and dancers in a Jerez cuadro or singing a traditional siguiriyas or any other form of cante either solo or for the baile. And if that is not enough, he is also a recognized singer-songwriter with a popular repertory.
In 1997 he was featured on the compilation "Jerez Joven por Bulerias" (out of print) produced by the legendary guitarist Moraito, where he sang his signature "El amor tiene colores". In 1999 he recorded his first solo album "Bohemio de Amor" and has gone on to release several others, including "Nowheristan". Jose also produces a popular TV show about the flamenco community in Jerez de la Frontera entitled "DUENDE" which airs on OndaJerez TV.
WEEKEND ONE: CONCHA VARGAS Icon of Gypsy Flamenco Dance Direct from Lebrija, Spain Saturday, Sept. 21 8pm : La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley Sunday, Sept. 22 8pm : Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
WEEKEND TWO: Celebrating over 50 Years in Flamenco DAVID SERVA Godfather of Bay Area Flamenco Guitar with José Gálvez Kina Méndez Javier Heredia Luis de la Tota Friday, Sept 27 8pm : Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz Sunday, Sept 29 8pm : Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
WEEKEND THREE: GEMA MONEO Rising Star of Gypsy Flamenco Dance from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain Friday, Oct 4 8pm : Brava Theater, San Francisco Saturday, Oct 5 8pm : Thrust Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Sunday, Oct. 6 8pm : Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz
SPECIAL EVENT STEVE KAHN'S FLAMENCO PROJECT A slideshow & roundtable discussion Thursday, Sept 26th, 7pm: La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley Images from the acclaimed collection edited by guitarist/photographer Steve Kahn will spark discussion among a group of artists and flamenco aficionados who lived in Spain in the 1960s & 70s. Panelists include Steve Kahn, David Serva, Jill Bacán, Paul Shalmy, Kenny Parker and Mica Graña
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