Here are a few images from the Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Duet Lecture/Demonstration Performance held at Glendale Community College on October 4, 2011.  I had the GREATEST time!!  Thank you to Andrea Hashim and Chuck Hulihan!

Thank you once again to Andrea Hashim and Glendale Community College!  It was a memorable time!!!

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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The above photo was taken by Amanda Manfredi, photographer extraordinaire, at the Colors of Dance & Music Concert presented by Alma Performing Arts.  I crossed paths with the talented Amanda last year and ever since I have been a huge admirer of her work.  She has a seamlessly exquisite ability in capturing captivating images.  She continues to inspire me with her passion for photography and grace my life with her beautiful spirit.  Thank you, Amanda!

Sergio Photographer

June 24, 2009

I recently crossed paths with a brilliant photographer by the name of Sergio.  His talent is impressive.  Please check out his website to view more of his artistry:  sergiophotographer.com and stop by his outstanding blog:  sergiosblog.com

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Adrian Goldenthal ~ Bass, Chris Burton Jacome ~ Flamenco Guitar, Kris Hill ~ Percussionist

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Thank you, Sergio, for these great images.

I will be a guest performing in Colors of Dance and Music presented by Alma Performing Arts on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 7:00pm.  Other flamenco guest artists include:  Chris Burton Jacome ~ Flamenco Guitarist, Martin Gaxiola ~ Guest Dancer, Olivia Rojas ~ Flamenco Singer & Kris Hill ~ Percussionist

Proceeds benefit Brazos Abiertos.  To purchase tickets please call: 602-402-4660 or visit:  Alma Performing Arts

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Please visit my website calendar for additional flamenco concerts & performances.

Congratulations to “Amreeka” and Chris Burton Jácome!!

Two of Chris Burton Jácome’s songs are in the movie, “Amreeka” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, May 20, 2009! “Amreeka” received a 6 minute standing ovation and has been bought by National Geographic!  “Amreeka” –  a film by Cherien Dabis – could be viewed in theatres as early as this September!
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Dance in Phoenix

April 16, 2009

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Backstage with Chris & Casey – stage manager and lighting tech guru – before a concert in Green Valley.

I just returned home from a fabulous lunch with my beautiful friend, Casey.  We met in graduate school while attending ASU’s Dance Program and we’ve been good friends ever since.  Make sure and check out her website: Dance in Phoenix to find out what is going on around the valley – concerts, classes, etc.  It’s a great resource.

What a delightful time.  On February 14th Blue Sky Wine Bar & Art Gallery hosted an intimate and entertaining evening of dinner, wine and flamenco!  The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble performed in this fabulous venue located in Carefree.  Artists included: Chris Burton Jacome – Flamenco Guitar, Kris Hill – Percussionist, Martin Gaxiola – Guest Dancer & Lena Jacome – Dancer.  Thank you to Doug Stavoe and his staff for including flamenco in his impressive space.    Thank you to all the friends that made it out to the event.   All photos are courtesy of Jim and Carolee Devere.  Thank you Jim and Carolee for all the wonderful photos!

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Martin Gaxiola, Artistic Director of Calo Flamenco.

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Having fun and dancing a little rumba with Katie Stavoe and her dance instructor.

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Kris Hill – phenomenal & talented percussionist.

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Jim & Carolee.  Hello you two!!

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Once again, thank you to Doug Stavoe, Jim and Carolee Devere, our friends that attended and all the new friends made.  What a marvelous way to spend Valentine’s Day.

Looking for flamenco on Halloween? Well look no more!  I will be performing with the Chris Burton Jacome Flamenco Ensemble including Guest Artist: Martin Gaxiola, Palmera: Lourdes Rodriguez, Bassist: Adrian Goldenthal, Percussionist: Kris Hill & Flamenco Guitarist: Chris Burton Jacome at Desert Botanical Garden’s Music in the Garden Series.  Save the date:  7pm on Friday, October 31st – Halloween!! This is a beautiful outdoor concert venue where you can eat, enjoy a glass of wine and an amazing concert.  This concert has sold out three years in a row so make sure and show up early to secure a great seat.

On a side note: I’ve included more photos regarding the phenomenal trip with Calo Flamenco to Fairbanks, Alaska.

The view from the airplane as we begin to arrive into Anchorage.

I love this photo, taken during the lighting tech.

The view from our hotel room window.

The view from our hotel room window the following day.

Taken at the Chena Hot Springs.  We had just departed from the healing, soothing mineral waters.  Chris & I sat with Martin & Rhonda (of the Fairbanks Concert Association).  I remember feeling very thirsty after an hour and a half dip in the springs.

Hanging out at the airport at 5am waiting to depart from Fairbanks – on our way to Eugene, Oregon (Pictured with me – Olivia Rojas).

Group Calo photo.  Eating lunch after a 1/2 stage run through at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon.

Enjoying the beautiful afternoon weather in Eugene.

November is just around the corner and it is a busy month!  Make sure and stop by my webpage for upcoming performances.

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