Arte y Pureza just held a fantastic 5-day flamenco workshop in San Diego. For more information regarding Ethan Margolis & Cihtli Ocampo, please visit: Arte y Pureza Website.

Chris & I had a phenomenal time!! The workshop was organized by Marisol Apostol. For more information regarding Marisol’s classes and workshops please visit: Marisol’s Website.
She also makes beautiful jewelry. Please visit: Marisol’s Jewelry Website

We met some wonderful flamencos while attending the workshop. We had an awesome time. Did I already mention that?? Well, below are some photos that were taken throughout our stay.

With the beautiful Marisol & Saray Montoya! I loved Saray’s class!!

Olivia, Lena, El Canastero & Chris at the Juerga.

In Saray’s class with two new friends: Alonia & Lisa.

Olivia’s sooo happy. She’s sitting next to El Canastero at the Juerga as Marisol dances some Tangos!

We’re bringing sexy back! From L to R (Ronald, Chris biting a pillow, Lena, Lisa & Olivia)

We’re still trying to bring sexy back!

Hanging out at the Juerga: Lena, Chris & Olivia

Chris, Marisol & El Canastero

Chris, Saray, Ethan, Cihtli, Marisol & El Canastero in Cante Class.

With the amazing and beautiful Saray Montoya.

Rock the Kazbar!!!

July 22, 2008

Well, well, well… I’ll tell you, what an awesome night Sunday, July 20th was! Chris & I had sooo many wonderful friends show up for a fantastic time at Kazimierz Wine Bar. I feel as if I’m still glowing with enthusiasm right now. Below are a few pics from the awesome evening. Thank you to all who took the time to go out on a Sunday night and stay out until the wee hours of the morning. We’re getting ready for an awesome trip to San Diego to visit with some great friends and talented artists. I look forward to sharing more with you upon our return. Have an awesome week… I know I will!!!!

Singer: Vanessa Lopez, Guitarist: Chris Burton Jácome, Singer: Olivia Rojas

With great friends: from L to R: Chris, Lena, future flamenca: Kim & Rich.

With our second parents Carolee & Jim!

After the show (L to R): Mehul, Chris & Lourdes

The Chris Burton Jácome Ensemble performs every Sunday night at Kazimierz World Wine Bar from 9pm – Midnight. Musicians also include bass player: Adrian Goldenthal & percussionist: Kris Hill.

July 14, 2008

A very good friend of mine and fantastic artist, Sara Hubbs, has created a wonderful site specifically focused on Flamenco in Arizona. Make sure to stop by her site: Make sure and also visit her website:

She’s a true talent!!

It is a calm July evening and I am pleased to find time for rest, relaxation and reflection. Chris & I have continued with our podcasting which has been a lot of fun. You can listen to them on – then click to the podcast page. We are also inviting the fan base to come out and celebrate Chris’ birthday on July 20th at Kazimierz Wine Bar based in old town Scottsdale (we’ll be visiting & dining prior to the show – 8:00pm). Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble performs every Sunday night from 9pm – Midnight. Flamenco dancers join the ensemble from 10 – Midnight. Kazimierz is extraordinary & I’m not just saying that because I perform there. The service, the people, the entertainment and the atmosphere… they are all wonderful and if you enjoy wine, well, you are in for a treat. Great food and over 3200 listings of excellent wine to choose from. The word Groovy comes to mind.

It has been an outstanding 2008 and there are several exciting projects coming up in the next couple of months. I’m thrilled about it! I’ll be sharing them as they get closer so make sure and visit my blog page regularly. With that – I’ll sign off. Have a great July. Stay warm.

I am very fortunate in that I am consistently surrounded by so many amazing and talented artists. I have had the wonderful opportunity of crossing paths with an incredible photographer, Amanda Manfredi.

Check out these amazing photos taken by Amanda at Alma Schnell’s Concert, Shall We Dance.

I had the awesome opportunity to work with some of the artists from Mosaico Flamenco.

Singer/Guitarist: Gaetano, 2nd Guitarist: Monte Perrault, Percussionist: Arcillo, & Palmera: Lourdes Rodriguez

Make sure and stop by Amanda’s sites to admire more of her work:

Did I mention that she is incredible?!

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