This great article just came out yesterday in the Arizona Republic written by Jennifer McClellan.  The Levanto CD Release Concert takes place at Chandler Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 2nd at 3pm.  Chris Burton Jácome & Calo Flamenco will be performing.  Tickets are on sale for $25.00 and include a signed CD with your ticket purchase.  Get your tickets while they last!!!!

Arizona Republic Article written April 28, 2010. 'LEVANTO' CD Release Concert at Chandler Center for the Arts on May 2nd

My good friend, Scott Kettner, will be performing with his group, Nation Beat at Musical Instrument Museum.  The theatre is gorgeous and Nation Beat is amazing.  You definitely don’t want to miss this talented troupe.

Nation Beat

Wed 04/28/10 – 7:30pm
Tickets – $25-$30
Nation Beat fuses music from the southern United States and northeast Brazil, producing an adventurous and colorful new sound.

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Which nation, and which beat? What makes this group special is that it offers no simple answers. Nation Beat are rhythm gatherers, harvesting the fruit of 500 years of cultural crossbreeding, which is why the sounds of the northeast of Brazil and the southern United States blend together so seamlessly.

At the heart of their newest album, Legends of the Preacher, lies a totally original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Appalachian-inspired bluegrass music, funk, rock, and country-blues. Their explosive live show — which is frequently known to burst into crowd-wide Carnaval-style drumming and singing — is attracting music fans from a wide demographic: bluegrass and country music fans, Brazilian music lovers, outdoor festival-goers, and pretty much anyone who loves to dance and loves great music.

For more information about Nation Beat, visit

Chris Burton Jácome

with Calo Flamenco at Chandler Center for the Arts

Sunday, May 2nd
Time: 3pm
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler Arizona

Tickets: Please visit: Chandler Center for the Arts
$25.00 Tickets includes a signed CD.  This performance will sell out. 

Join Chris Burton Jácome and Calo Flamenco for an intimate and unforgettable evening of music and dance at Chanlder Center for the Arts.  Chris eleases ‘LEVANTO’ – The first ever CD of its kind producted in the US: ‘Levanto’ is a culmination of work in collaboration with Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola, a professional flamenco repertory company based out of Phoenix, Arizona.  Encapsulated in this brilliant CD is raw emotion, including rhythmical footwork, mesmerizing vocal harmonies and innovative melodies; a reflection of the bymbiotic working relationship shared between Chris Burton Jácome and artistic Director, Martin Gaxiola.

“Levanto” is a celebration of culture; the culmination of all the richness of pure flamenco mixed with Chris Jácome’s unique musical perspective.  Chris Burton Jácome’s CD “Levanto” will challenge and excite your thoughts about this gypsy art form while creating a superior audio experience that will leave you feeling inspired and energized. “Levanto is fabulous flamenco that can stand alongside any created in Spain or by those inspired beyond its borders.”World Music Central

Steve King Photography

April 17, 2010

Steve King, Phoenix based photographer was kind enough to take some images during the Pangean Orchestra at Symphony Hall on April 11th.  What a great concert, by the way.  To learn more about Steve, please visit his website: Steve King Photography.  Thank you, Steve!!

From L to R: Emerson Laffey, Kris Hill, Eric Zang, Adrian Goldenthal, Lena, Chris Jacome & Olivia Rojas

For information on upcoming concerts & projects please visit:  Thank you once again to Steve King Photography!

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the world premiere performance of Pangean Orchestra at Symphony Hall on Sunday, April 11th.  What a beautiful theater.  I was beside myself at the amazing amount of talented musicians that shared the stage.  The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble guest performed in the concert.  Below are a few pictures.

Eric Zang, Chris Jacome & Olivia Rojas at 8am ready to rehearse!

Eric Zang, Chris Jacome & Olivia Rojas ready to rehearse at 8am!!!

Morning rehearsal prior to the afternoon performance. (From L to R) Eric, Adrian Goldenthal, Chris, Olivia & Kris Hill.

Olivia & me posing in the theater.

Chris Burton Jácome

Watching Pangean rehearsal.

I took this shot backstage during the concert.

End of the concert.

Hanging out with Olivia backstage after our performance.

Visiting in the lobby after the concert.

Getting a photo with Ken Koshio after the concert.

Symphony Hall is beautiful.  What a lovely concert.  Be sure to visit Pangean Orchestra for their latest news and upcoming projects.

Sylvia Hardt Photography

April 1, 2010

My beautiful friend and talented photographer, Sylvia Hardt had an article written about her in The Glendale Examiner.  She posts several images of her amazing work and included me & Chris in her portfolio.  Thank you, Sylvia!

Hardt Photography – An Arizona Jewel

Hardt Photography
Hardt Photography
Sylvia Hardt

Amongst the cactus and the clay there is inspiration to be seen. Photographer Sylvia Hardt of  Hardt Photography has a love affair with her camera and her subjects. She is ambitious and has worked with  many clients right here in Phoenix ranging from Fashion to Flamenco Dancers to Lilies, Sylvia knows a thing or two about capturing a great shot.
A self-taught artist and always working on her craft, since 1998 Sylvia has worked with the most talented in the high fashion industry, including Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Jerry Hall, Heidi Klum and many more. Raised in Hamburg, Germany – Sylvia Hardt has enjoyed and experienced Arizona for the past 3 years falling in love and taking her best shot!

To read more and view a slideshow of her work: The Glendale Examiner

Sylvia Hardt Photography

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