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

Painting by Gisa David

I just returned home from an amazing trip to Bisbee, Arizona.  The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble performed in the ‘For the Love of Music’ Series on Saturday, March 27th & Sunday, March 28th.  I love Bisbee and it is always such a joy visiting and performing there.  I was very privileged to cross paths with a very talented artist: Gisa David – acupuncturist & painter.  She kindly took some images of the concert on Saturday evening and painted a wonderful piece inspired from the performance.  I am honestly beside myself.  The painting is absolutely beautiful and I’m honored that she would include me in her artistry. Thank you Gisa.

All photos courtesy of Gisa David.  Bisbee based acupuncturist & painter.

Dancing with the talented Martin Gaxiola.

Thank you once again to Gisa David for the wonderful images and beautiful painting.  What a fabulous and amazing time I had in Bisbee.  Thank you to the Bisbee Woman’s Club and ‘For the Love of Music Series’ for having the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble.  It was an honor.

I was fortunate to meet Pat Pollock Rhoads, an illustrator of bilingual children’s books.  She kindly allowed me to snap some shots of her brief sketches of the artists during the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble Performance at Bisbee Woman’s Club on Sunday afternoon.  Thank you so much to Pat for her kindness, as well as, Josephina and Joseph.  It was such a wonderful pleasure to visit with the three of you after the performance.

Chris Burton Jacome

Martin Gaxiola


Olivia Rojas & Lena

Hello All!  I just returned home from a fabulous trip to Provo, Utah with my Calo Flamenco Family.  Enjoy the pics of my few days at Brigham Young University’s De Jong Concert Hall where Calo Flamenco performed on Tuesday Evening, March 23rd.

De Jong Concert Hall

The eve of the concert working on sound

My good friend & amazing stage manager/lighting designer, Casey Blake

The musicians during sound tech.

(Above From L to R): Jen Mayer~ Violinist, Kris Hill~ Percussionist, Adrian Goldenthal~Bassist, Chris Burton Jacome~Musical Director/Flamenco Guitarist, Olivia Rojas~Singer

Sound Check

The beautiful Olivia Rojas

Molly Thomas & Bernadette Gaxiola testing the sound for palmas

Chris standing outside the theatre as we depart for dinner



Enjoying some down time at Pizza Pie Cafe

Morning of the concert

Jen & Adrian

Chris during theatre rehearsal


Rehearsing ‘Ritmo Canix’

Staging & lighting tech

Lunch Break.  Woo-hoo.

Backstage before lunch

Martin being interviewed by the on campus Spanish TV Station at BYU

Dancer, Julia Terrel, during her interview with the TV Station



Backstage with Olivia & Julie during a run through of the show

A wonderful pre-show dinner in the green room

After the concert with Jen & Julie

Adrian & Megan

Bern, Olivia & Molly

Kris & Martin

Sunrise on it's way as we caravan to the Salt Lake City Airport

Great time, great people. Until next time...

Please visit Calo Flamenco for upcoming concerts & projects.

Visit: Chris Burton Jacome for upcoming CD Release Concerts regarding his 4th CD entitled ‘LEVANTO’.  Music is based on Calo Flamenco’s live production of Levanto.

Flamenco at the Bisbee Woman’s Club

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Courtesy of Bisbee Woman’s Club Chris Burton Jácome plays and Lena Jácome dances.

The most popular program of the 25 years For the Love of Music has been offering concerts in Bisbee has been Flamenco with Chris Burton Jácome and friends.

He has performed in Bisbee alone and with dancers, back-up musicians and singers.

This year he will be at the Bisbee Woman’s Club with Martín Gaxiola and Lena Jácome, dancers, and Olivia Rojas, singer on March 27 at 8 p.m. and March 28 at 3 p.m.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults.

Students through high school will be admitted free.

It is recommended that subscribers, who are used to arriving at the concerts at the last minute, come early for these performances.

The address of the Bisbee Woman’s Club is 7 Ledge Ave., Quality Hill, Old Bisbee.

For informations, call 432-7217.

Chris Burton Jácome is one of the most celebrated flamenco guitarists in the U.S.

Rarely does an artist so touch the hearts of people of all ages, cultures, and diverse backgrounds.

To read more please visit: The Sierra Vista Herald

Here are a few images taken by my good friend and extremely talented musician, Robert Kaleopu’uwai Fahey, of the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble at the La Quinta Arts Festival in La Quinta, California.  Pictured dancing is the very talented, Martin Gaxiola.

Calo Flamenco in Idaho

March 9, 2010

I just returned from an amazing trip to Nampa & Sandpoint, Idaho with Calo Flamenco.  What a great time!  Idaho is a beautiful state.  Enjoy the pics!

On the road to Nampa

Adrian Goldenthal, Bernadette Gaxiola & Olivia Rojas.

Chris taking a break after the school performance.

Tech & staging before the evening concert

Adrian Goldenthal, Chris Jacome & Olivia Rojas

Pre-concert dinner.

With Molly Thomas during dinnerGetting a snapshot of Olivia Rojas before the concert.

On our way to Sandpoint

Molly & Casey striking a pose on our Sandpoint roadtrip

Chris driving.

Calo Flamenco at the Panida Theatre.

The view outside my hotel window in Sandpoint. Beautiful!

Sandpoint, Idaho

Adrian was feeling shy.


Kris in the make-up chair.

While the super bowl was going on The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble hung out with Sylvia Hardt at her photography studio.  Midway through the day I had the opportunity to sit and visit with Chris, Sylvia and Ken for lunch at My Florist Cafe, sip on a cup of coffee & enjoy a delicious asparagus salad….. By the way, I heard the Saint’s won.

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