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"Juanito is a kind of Ry Cooder of flamenco guitar - he combines vivid colors, a rich imagination and a yearning, never-satisfied mastery of his art." - Steve Morse, longtime Boston Globe writer and contributor to Billboard and Rolling Stone

Juanito Pascual Trio

The acclaimed Juanito Pascual Trio returns to the Regattabar featuring original members Grammy-nominated percussionist Tupac Mantilla (Bobby McFerrin, Julian Lage, Bob Moses) and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake, Joe Morris). They will be performing new music from two forthcoming releases, a 3-song EP and a full-length album, as well as selections from their 2014 release "Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio."

A versatile virtuoso 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 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.

By combining their distinct musical backgrounds with a powerful personal chemistry, the Trio has created an exhilarating and constantly evolving sound, performing to enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. The 2014 release "Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio" was included in NPR critic Milo Miles' Best World Music Albums for that year. They are currently preparing to release a recently recorded 3-song EP in addition to work on a new full length album.

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 (Paco de Lucia Sextet, Chick Corea) in addition to collaborations with a diverse range of musicians including Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, bassist John Patitucci (Chick Corea), pianist Danilo Perez (Wayne Shorter Qt), percussionist Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev, and many others.

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