Date(s) - 10/23/2019
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Corazón Performing Arts
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Juanito Pascual Flamenco Trio features top flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual, percussionist Guillermo Barrón and stunning bassist Sascha Jacobsen. The trio creates a sound that seamlessly merges flamenco with elements of jazz, world-music and even rock and soul influences.
Energized by a passion to share the beauty and soul-stirring power of Flamenco – with its ancient roots, yet vibrant and evolving musical tradition – Pascual’s performances, recordings and workshops reverberate with infectious charisma. Jonathan “Juanito” Pascual is acclaimed as one of the top flamenco guitarists on the international music scene. NPR has called him “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years” and Boston Globe describes him as a “flamenco phenom”.
- Guillermo Barrón – percussion
Percusionist and composer, born in San Luis Potosí, México. Barrón has developed his style with different ensembles that cover a wide range of musical genres and styles, such as classical music, rock, pop, flamenco, Mexican music, salsa and Latin jazz, among others. He has performed with many international artists: José Feliciano, Luisito Quintero, Charlie Sepúlveda, Ralph Irizarry, Julio Alvarado, Oscar Stagnaro, Roby Lakatos, Héctor Martignon, John Benitez, Axel Tosca Laugart, Xiomara Laugart, David Sánchez, Gabriel Hernández, Osmany Paredes, Brian Lynch and the salsa singers Roberto Blades, Rafu Warner, Víctor Manuelle, Pepito Gómez, Paquito Guzmán and Miguel Ángel Barcasnegras “Meñique,” just to name a few.
Guillermo Barrón began his Latin percussion studies privately in his hometown, with the maestro Ramón Nieto, and musical theory with Jorge Martinez Zapata. He eventually moved to Xalapa, Veracruz, where he joined the classical percussion program of the School of Music at the Universidad Veracruzana. At the same time, he continued taking private Afro-Cuban percussion lessons with Miguel Cruz. Later, he would attend the Caribbean Music and Jazz program at the Conservatory in Puerto Rico, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and studied under the direction of Paoli Mejías, Andrew Lázaro, Fidel Morales, Javier Rodríguez Curet and Luis Marín, among many others.
- Sascha Jacobson – bass
Sascha Jacobsen was born into a musical family, going as far back as his great, great, great, great-grandfather, who was a bassist for the Moscow Opera. His mentors have been Michael and James Finley, John Brecher, Nico Abondolo, and Dennis Trembly, as well as Wolfgang Guttler and Shinji Eshima. He completed a Master’s degree at the University of Southern California and has served on the faculty at The California Jazz Conservatory, Humboldt State University, Laney College, Golden Gate Bass Camp, and the Sequoia Chamber Music Festival.
Sascha has performed with Kronos Quartet, Rita Moreno, Hugh Jackman, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin & Patti LuPone, Marc Shaiman, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrew Lippa, Eddie Duran, Dave MacNab, Tim Weed, Tango masters Raul Jaurena, Pepe Motta, and Maria Volonte, Flamenco greats Chuscales, Jose Luis Rodriguez, and Juanito Pascual, as well as Grammy winning artists Mads Tolling and Tupac Mantilla, and many others. He was a founding member of the Classical Revolution movement, which has spread around the world and has performed with Adam Theis and the Jazz Mafia.
Composer-bassist Sascha Jacobsen’s concoctions hop nimbly through a world of styles while impressing with ear-catching intricacy and handsome technique.
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Classical Music is sexy again.
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