Sunday, November 3, 2019
Tickets: $20 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4416853
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 Trio features two highly versatile and dynamic musicians, Grammy-nominated percussionist Tupac Mantilla (Bobby McFerrin, Julian Lage, Bob Moses) and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake, Joe Morris). By combining their distinct musical backgrounds with a powerful personal chemistry, the Trio has created a dynamic, exhilarating and constantly evolving sound, performing to enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. The Trios 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.
Joining the Trio is renowned flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado, bringing the fire and passion 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 released 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 Lucias legendary Sextet) in addition to collaborations with a diverse range of musicians 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.