Como el Aire, an evening Flamenco in Tacoma
Carlos de Jacoba was born on September 2, 1983 in the Granada town of Motril, in a Roma family, being the eldest of two brothers.
His childhood develops in a flamenco environment. On the one hand in the house, his father Antonio, an "aficionado" Flamenco of singing, conveys his knowledge and passion for this art. On the other hand, the streets of his Huerta Carrasco neighborhood will be the place where Carlos falls in love with the sound of the bajañí. These first years will leave an indelible mark on their way of understanding flamenco.
At the age of 11, he was given his first guitar, beginning to receive classes from the master Manuel Carvajal Ramos, who from the first moment discovered exceptional qualities for the "touch". This stage takes place between classes and parties, developing both the technical and the most artistic part.
His first contract comes with 16 years, making a small tour of Holland, along with other Motril musicians. A short time later, the family moved to the city of Algeciras (Cádiz). It will be then when his artistic restlessness takes him to Madrid, where neither his guitar nor his personality go unnoticed and soon he enters the most avant-garde flamenco atmosphere, coming into contact with musicians such as the Piraña, the Package, José Antonio Salazar or Diego el Cigala , who will accompany the tour of the album "Picasso en mis ojos".
From then on, tablaos, peñas and theaters will become its Flemish University, licensing in accompaniment to singing with the most prominent artists of the moment: Ramón el Portugués, Potito, Montse Cortés, Miguel El Rubio, Guadiana, Duquende, Estrella Morente, Rancapino, Romerito de Triana, etc. The same can be said of the accompaniment to the dance, working with dancers like Antonio Canales, Farruquito and José Maya among others. They are years of intense activity, also collaborating on the album "Sing and Dream" by Enrique "Piculabe".
His maturity led him in 2014 to produce with Lucky Losada the first album of his brother David de Jacoba (singer during the last years of the teacher Paco de Lucía). Jubileo will be recognized as the best revelation album of flamenco singing.
An inveterate search engine for new sound horizons, Carlos de Jacoba is seduced by other music such as jazz or tango, collaborating with internationally renowned artists such as Larry Coryell, Alain Pérez or Jerry González.
He is currently immersed in several projects, highlighting his sextet, in which he shows us his most personal side or the production of Israel Fernández's album in tribute to the La nina de los Peines.
In his touch the tradition, knowledge and passion of the most gypsy touch come together, with modernity, freshness and romanticism, the result of the influences of Camarón, Paco de Lucía or Tomatito among others. Carlos de Jacoba is predestined to become a reference for today's flamenco guitar.
Diego Amador Jr. From Seville, he was born into flamenco royalty. His father is the celebrated flamenco pianist Diego Amador and his uncles are Rafael and Raimundo Amador (Pata Negra). From a very young age he began performing and touring with some of Spains top flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito and Joaquín Cortés. Known mainly as a percussionist, he also sings, plays guitar and piano and recently launched a solo project as a singer/songwriter, with the track Y me siento tan bien.
Savannah Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to Flamenco culture. She studies both baile (flamenco dance) and cante (flamenco singing) and has toured throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona. She has independently produced over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco Artists such as Jose Anillo, Saray Munoz, Jesus Montoya, and Juanarito. She has studied with artists such as Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. She attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis. She continues to evolve as an innovator and performance artist.
The New Frontier Lounge (View)
301 E. 25th St
Tacoma, WA 98421
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