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YAELISA & Caminos Flamencos - SOLD OUT!!!
February 24, 2013
Flamenco troupe led by Emmy award-winning dancer & choreographer Yaelisa
Sunday, Feb 24
- 7pm - $21 - SOLD OUT!!!
Caminos Flamencos made history as the first ever flamenco troupe invited to present at Yoshi’s San Francisco, playing to standing ovations and two sold-out concerts in 2011 and 2012 - this upcoming show will be no exception with the presence of an all-star cast of new and guest artists!
Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos was founded by Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa. The recipient of numerous awards both locally and nationally, Caminos Flamencos boasts some of the finest flamenco artists in the U.S. today. Performing on this occasion will be the extraordinary flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire “El Rubio,” one of the most watched guitarists on YouTube; phenomenal dancer from Spain, Oscar Valero, with guest singer El Grillo, top jazz and fusion drummer Joey Heredia and famed bassist Tim Levebvre, both direct from Los Angeles - see the lineup:
Jason McGuire “El Rubio”: guitarist and musical director
Oscar Valero: dancer/singer/percussionist from Cordoba, Spain
Jose Manuel Blanco “El Grillo”: singer from Asturias, Spain
Yaelisa: Emmy Award-winning dancer/choreographer
Joey Heredia: drummer
Tim Lefebvre: bassist
Devon LaRussa: contemporary/flamenco dancer
About The Artistic Director - Yaelisa
During the last twelve years, Yaelisa has spent extensive periods of time living and performing in Spain, presenting her choreography there and in the U.S. Her choreographies have been commissoned by several modern dance companies, including John Malashock & Company, Rose Polsky and Collage Dance Theatre. In 1995 she was one of 11 choreographers in Spain invited to present a piece at the prestigious Certamen de Coreografia in Madrid, and the only American choreographer chosen among them. In 1996 she returned to the U.S. where she continues to choreograph, develop and train dancers for her company. Creating innovative theatrical presentations has established her as a choreographer of merit; she is the recipient of an Emmy Award for Choreography in 1993 for the PBS program, "Desde Cadiz a Sevilla," and a Choreography Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1996.
About The Music Director - Jason McGuire "El Rubio"
Jason McGuire "El Rubio" has become synonymous with flamenco despite his Irish/American heritage. With over 30 years playing experience and concerts from coast to coast he has been for many years the guitarist other professional players come to help learn and hone their craft. As Musical Director of the award winning flamenco dance company Caminos Flamencos as well as Musical Director for "The New World Flamenco Festival," Jason has shared the stage with some of the top flamenco artists in the world today as well as other legendary performers like Carlos Santana, Savion Glover and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. Along with his Emmy Award winning wife, flamenco dance extraordinaire Yaelisa, the two have forged the path for authentic as well as experimental flamenco through their groundbreaking productions. Jason's album "Distancias" has received much critical acclaim and his compositions have been compared to some of Spain's most important guitarists. Jason is endorsed by D'Addario Strings, Stephen Faulk Guitars, Glenn Canin Guitars and Ethan Deutsch Guitars.
"When I first heard Jason play guitar, I was in awe of his talent and the fluidity of his style. He has an incredible knowledge of flamenco combined with an electic modern fusion jazz sensibility. His melodic and rhythmic sense spun my head around and I wanted to hear MORE! He is unique in a world of a million guitarists."
- Grammy Nominated Engineer/Producer, Cookie Marenco
Tim Lefebvre, bass, strives for modernity, mastering styles as diverse as drum and bass, electronica, hip hop, rock and many jazz styles including traditional, bebop and fusion, and creating his own hybrid. Touring the world and appearing on dozens of records and movie soundtracks is only part of this eclectic musician’s trajectory. Mr. Lefebvre has been seen on TV and touring extensively with Chris Botti and Rudder . He has appeared recently with Donald Fagen, Elvis Costello, John Mayer, Sting, Patti Austin, Jamie Cullum, Mark Guiliana's Beat Music, Uri Caine, David Binney, Donny McCaslin, and Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi. Tim performs his very own retrohipster funk- jazz soundtrack while strutting around Europe and has recently discovered flamenco through guitarist Jason McGuire.
Joey Heredia, drums and percussion, is a remarkable musician who blends a multitude of styles, timing, and unbelievable skill to achieve a unique level of playing making him one of the best in the business. His credits include luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert, Tania Maria, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, and Dianne Reeves. He entered the world of flamenco four years ago and there’s no looking back. Joey continually expands his horizons including as Musical Director for Jennifer Page, producing select projects at his studio, and co-founding a new record label "Groove Gallery Records."
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