The 3rd Annual Tucson Spanish and Flamenco Festival presented by Casa Vicente took place from September 22 – 25, 2011. Jason and Mele Martinez of Flamenco Del Pueblo Viejo have been coordinating the flamenco agenda for the festival since it’s inception and the event has been growing every year with an impressive list of nationally and internationally touring flamenco artists.

 FlaMéxico, Chris Burton Jácome‘s brainchild debuted on September 25, 2011. Here are a few images of FlaMéxico featuring Mariachi singers, Olga Flores and Sal Gallegos with the Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble.

L to R: Lena Jácome, Adrian Goldenthal, Chris Burton Jácome, Martin Gaxiola, Kris Hill, Sal Gallegos and Olga Flores.

Thank you  to Jason and Mele Martinez of Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo and Casa Vicente.


Lena Jácome

La Guitarra 2011

September 15, 2011

The CBJ Flamenco Quartet had a phenomenal time performing in the Spanos Theater at Cal Poly Performing Arts Center as part of La Guitarra Festival 2011 in San Luis Obispo, California.  The prestigious La Guitarra Festival is an AMAZING three -day classical guitar festival comprised of guitar concerts, master classes and more. It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of such an incredible group of artists.


CBJ Flamenco Quartet: Posing with Chris Burton Jacome, Jesus Montoya & Martin Gaxiola

With Martin Gaxiola

Chris & our wonderful friend Joe S.

Chris with the legendary Pepe Romero & the AMAZING flamenco singer, Jesus Montoya.

Cal Poly Performing Arts Center

Chris at Cal Poly Performing Arts Center

A quick snapshot with Chris before attending a solo concert by Ana Vidovic.

Some photos of our drive through California.

I get told quite frequently that I’m a lucky person and I agree 100%.  I am continually surrounded by amazingly gifted artists and amazing people!  It was such a pleasure working with these three incredibly talented flamencos: 

Guitarist, Chris Burton Jacome, Cantaor, Jesus Montoya, Bailaor, Martin Gaxiola.

Thank you to Russ De Angelo and La Guitarra Festival California. The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble will be touring throughout New Mexico, Texas & California in October.  Make sure and visit my website for upcoming projects, workshops and performances.


Lena Jacome

The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble performs in the prestigious La Guitarra California 2011 Festival.  A “Celebration of Guitar” is presented in La Guitarra California Festival including an outstanding lineup of internationally acclaimed artists culminating in concerts, masterclasses, lectures, and dozens of luthiers exhibiting their hand-made instruments.

Festival takes place September 9, 10, 11. Visit La Guitarra California for the full schedule of events.

This will be the classical guitar event for 2011!


Lena Jacome

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