LIST OF PAST FLAMENCO
Directed by Kai Narezo
Produced by Deborah Lawlor Culver
Starring Kai Narezo, Vanessa Albalos, Briseyda Zárate, Jorge Perez Gonzales, Rufus Philpot
It’s a new year, a new you, a new us – and a new show with some scintillating new performers. Forever Flamenco veteran guitarist Kai Narezo helms this electric new concert filled with Flamenco faves and some brilliant, rare-to-see performers from around the globe. Over the years, Kai has delighted Flamenco fans with his incredible artistry and blown people out of their seats with his technical prowess and breadth of Flamenco knowledge. His skill and passion has grown his sphere of influence, and we at The Fountain are lucky to benefit from his renown with this incredible show; featuring Forever Flamenco legends Vanessa Albalos, Briseyda Zarate, first-timer Rufus Philpot on bass, and special guest Jorge Perez Gonzales of Spanish Jazz Fusion sensation Patáx.
Forever Flamenco by Kai Narezo
Sunday Jan. 27, 8PM
Kai Narezo – Guitar / Director
Vanessa Albalos – Dancer
Briseyda Zárate – Dancer
Jorge Perez Gonzales – Percussion
Rufus Philpot – Bass
Cante (Singer) TBA
Kai Narezo is a flamenco guitarist who has always had one foot planted in the Old World and the other in the New. His sound reflects a deep reverence for the roots and the soul of traditional flamenco, a love for the modern flamenco landscape, and an American sensibility rooted in jazz-fusion and contemporary production techniques. His first album, Vueltas, was released in 2006, and his latest album, Contra Tiempo, in 2015. His co-authored textbook, Flamenco Explained: The Guitarist’s Survival Guide, will be the first text ever to be used to teach flamenco at Berklee College of Music, where he also studied as a recipient of the BEST Scholarship. He started playing at the age of 12 and has studied and performed with some of the most prolific names in the world of flamenco. His work has also appeared in various film and television projects. Narezo is a brilliant soloist in high demand as an accompanist and is a dedicated and proven teacher. He holds a B.A. degree in Russian Literature from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.