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:

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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

From Silver City, New Mexico The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble drove into El Paso, Texas to perform at the Abraham Chavez Theater on October 16, 2011.  Here are some images of our time there.

Detour to our nearest Target for a few mid-tour items.

Setting up in the Abraham Chavez Theater.

Mele Martinez.

Chris.

Setting up.

Carolyn Holguin in her dressing room.

Steaming some costumes before the concert.

Warming up.

A darker image, but if you look you can see Casey in the background.

Sound check.

The quartet: from L to R: Kris Hill, Adrian Goldenthal, Chris Burton Jácome and Mele Martinez.

Outside my hotel window early the next morning.

On the road again.

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

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

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.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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