I flew into San Jose, California and performed in the area on April 5, 2012 with the Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Quartet including Emerson Laffey on percussion and Adrian Goldenthal on bass.  Invited guest Albert Marques played flamenco guitar.  Albert was Chris’ first guitar teacher and the person to introduce Chris to flamenco.  Needless to say, it was a very special evening had by all! Here are a few images from that evening, photos courtesy of Mike Adams, a longtime friend of Chris’.

Albert Marques & Chris Burton Jácome

From L to R: Albert Marques, Mike Adams, Chris Burton Jácome, Emerson Laffey, Adrian Goldenthal and Me!

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble will be performing at Desert Botanical Garden as part of their Music in the Garden Series.

Artists include:  Chris Burton Jácome, Martín Gaxiola, Emerson Laffey, Adrian Goldenthal & Lena Jácome

Concert Details:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

12noon – 2:00pm

$21.00 General Admission

$8.00 Children

Doors open at 11:00am

Open seating

To purchase tickets: www.dbg.org

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Flamenco! Coffee Table Book

December 14, 2011

Flamenco!  Coffee Table Book

Flamenco! is a compelling artistic creation as seen through the lens of Arizona-based, Sergio Photographer.  You will be moved by the captivating passion and striking intensity that The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble conveys as Sergio Photographer captures the elegant twists and turns, the vibrant exhilaration and profound shadows of this innovative and inspiring new flamenco group based in the USA.

*** Included for a limited time is a downloadable CD of Chris Burton Jácome‘s album, “Flamenco” with each purchase.  It will serve as an excellent soundtrack while you peruse all 120breathtaking pages with inspiring & motivational quotes alongside rehearsal & performance flamenco photography by Award-Winning photographer SERGIO.   Soft Cover.

If you would like the book(s) signed by me & Chris then please include that in the “notes” area when ordering.
You may also specify who you would like it dedicated to.

Please visit my Boutique to order. $39.95 includes shipping within the U.S.

What people are saying:

I have taken this Sunday morning to sit and go through your wonderful book.  The quotes are so uplifting and astounding.  As I read the quote from Schweitzer – about when the light goes out and is rekindled by another person I thought of you.  You have given me that spark.  I know I am old and past physical means to spark but I will share your spark in my way as life moves on.

Thank you so much for your art, talent, and this wonderful book.

Charlotte B.
Moro Bay, CA

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[Flamenco! Coffee Table Books] they are beautiful – loved seeing the behind the scenes photos!

Mary L.
Mesa, AZ

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“… tastefully done. As you know, a picture is often worth a thousand words, but many of the brief quotes in the book are also worth a thousand words.  In some ways, each page is a new world.”

Andy D.
Fairbanks, AK

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The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble comes together with Mariachi talents, Olga Flores and Sal Gallegos for FlaMéxico on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 6:30pm at the Phoenix Art Museum.  For more information and to purchase tickets please visit:

www.LAAA-PHXART.com

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble performed in the beautiful Crest Theatre in Sacramento, California on Sunday, October 23, 2011.  This was my first visit to Sacramento and I fell in love with the city.  We had a fabulous concert that day and a memorable time.  I can’t wait to return back to the amazing city.

The lighting was a bit dim, so the images are a bit unclear, but you get the idea.  Photos were taken during our tech rehearsal prior to the concert.

Casey taping up the floor.

Mele & Bernadette waiting.

Sound check

Emerson

More sound check

More waiting

Warming up before the concert.

Chris with long time friend Jarad.

Good Times!

Sincerely,

Lena Jacome

The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble performed at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, California on Friday, October 21, 2011 to a great audience.  Here are a few images prior to the concert that evening.

Me and Bernadette Gaxiola in the dressing room during tech rehearsal.

With my hubby right before the concert.

After the concert the group went out for a late dinner!  Here are some pics.

L to R: Lena Jacome, Casey Blake, Bernadette Gaxiola, Martin Gaxiola, Emerson Laffey, Adrian Goldenthal & Mele Martinez

Adrian is daydreaming again….

Dessert

With my wonderful friend, Casey Blake.

Mele, Chris & Casey enjoying dessert.

Mele & Chris

Photo op outside after dinner.

Song that popped in my head, “We like the cars… the cars that go boom”

On the road again.

There are no words to express….

Sincerely,

Lena Jacome

Getting ready & playing the waiting game before a Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble Concert in Carlsbad, New Mexico held on October 18, 2011.

Adrian Goldenthal, Chris Burton Jácome, Kris Hill, Martin Gaxiola

Waiting….

Casey Blake

Martin warming up and checking sound.

The theatre.

Martin and Casey.

Lena and Carolyn.

Up early the next morning. Sun is peaking out and we’re on our way to the next venue.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

Before performing for the Carlsbad Community Concert Association on October 18, 2011, the Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble took a stop at the Carlsbad Caverns.  Here are a few pics:

From L to R: Casey Blake, Lena Jácome, Adrian Goldenthal, Kris Hill, Mele Martinez,Carolyn Holguin,

Chris Jácome & Martin Gaxiola.

Lovely photo!

I love the way the background came out in these next photos.

A memorable time indeed! I’m looking forward to visiting the Carlsbad Caverns again soon!

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble had the wonderful gift this year to be the season opener for the GCCCA’s concert season.  It was a magical evening performing at the Western New Mexico University’s Fine Arts Center on October 15, 2011.  Silver City is my hometown and it was wonderful to have so many family and friends attend the concert that evening. In addition, I released my coffee table book, Flamenco! at the concert.  A special evening indeed!

With all the excitement I actually forgot to take photos!  How can this be?  I find myself asking that question now. So here are the few images that were taken during the richly filled adventure to Silver City, New Mexico.

On our way to the venue. Organic Popcorn with Olive Oil.. yum.  Only at Trader Joe’s!

On the way to New Mexico.  Casey  allowing me to take her photo.

Morning of the concert.  Photo taken from my parent’s kitchen window.

I was riding with my brother when I took a snapshot of the Fine Arts Center.

After the concert.

Leaving Silver City early the next morning.  Here’s an image on the road as we enter into El Paso, Texas.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble began their October tour in Pampa, Texas, performing in the M.K. Brown Civic Auditorium.  Though it begins to cool off in Phoenix, Arizona, I found myself quite cold throughout our travels.  Here are some images of our time!

Emerson Laffey, Adrian Goldenthal and Chris Burton Jácome

With Flamenco Dancer, Amalia Thomas.

Chris.

Cory and Emerson on the way to the venue.

The theater.

Martin Gaxiola grabbing a sip.

Tech.

Martin setting staging.

The afternoon before the concert a flamenco workshop was offered in the theater led by Martin.

Checking sound.

On our return flight home.

Cory and Chris.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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