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2017-11-03

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"A flamenco Phenom, a rising star of the Spanish guitar." - Boston Globe

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio with Brad Barrett, Jose Moreno & Special Guest Neli Tirado

Virtuoso flamenco guitarist/composer/improviser Juanito Pascual has been called "one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years" by National Public Radio, a major accolade which in this case is just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native's musical style. His sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco plus influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach.

The Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio features two highly versatile and dynamic musicians, Jose Moreno (percussion/vocals) one of the most sought after flamenco artists in the U.S. percussion, and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake). By combining their distinct musical backgrounds with a powerful personal chemistry, the Trio has created a fresh and exhilarating sound, performing to enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad, adding to their loyal fan base with each performance.

Joining the Trio is fiery flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado, celebrating the roots of flamenco tradition while embracing the evolving nature of this vibrant art form.

In addition to featuring Ms. Tirado, the Trio will perform new material from a forthcoming EP release as well as material from their debut CD relaeased 2014. The album received much critical acclaim including a spot on NPR critic Milo Miles' "Top World Music Albums of 2014" list.

Since the 2003 release of his debut solo recording "Cosas en Comun", Pascual's international touring schedule has brought him to venues including the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York's Lincoln Center, and Blue Note Jazz Club, The Panama Jazz Festival and Madrid's renowned Casa Patas. He has performed with a lengthy 'who's who' of top flamenco artists including 2016 tour dates with Jorge Pardo (of Paco de Lucia's legendary Sextet) in addition to collaborations with a diverse range ofmusicians including Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, bassist John Patitucci (of Chick Corea's Band), pianist Danilo Perez (of the Wayne Shorter Qt), percussionist Jamey Haddad (of Paul Simon's group), virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev, and many others.

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