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….


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….


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

CBJ Flamenco Ensemble at
Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater

As part of the Free 2nd Sundays Series

When: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Where:101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
phone 760.322.4800

Concert Time: 3pm
Open to the Public

Photo Courtesy: Sylvia Hardt Photography

Chris Burton Jácome is one of the most in-demand flamenco guitarists in the US. Rarely is an artist capable of touching the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures, and diverse backgrounds. Chris studied flamenco in Sevilla, Spain where he learned how to accompany flamenco dance and singing from the best-known names in Spain. Joining Chris for this performance will be flamenco singer Olivia Rojas and flamenco dancers Martín Gaxiola, Bernadette Gaxiola and Lena Jácome with percussionist Emerson Laffey and bassist Adrian Goldenthal. Chris’ group is one of the most innovative and inspiring new acoustic flamenco groups in the USA.

Morro Bay, California

October 1, 2009

What a wonderful time!!  After being in Arroyo Grande The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble took a short drive to Morro Bay, California to enjoy the beauty of this fabulous town.  Thank you to Charlotte Bailey and The G. Roger Bailey Classical Guitar Scholarship Foundation and to the wonderful Chic Gilchrist  for creating such a memorable experience!


My handsome & gifted husband, Chris Burton Jacome, warming up prior to his performance at the G. Roger Bailey Benefit  held on September 20th.


Chris visiting with the audience.


Signing cd’s and visiting with the people after the benefit.


Martin Gaxiola, Olivia Rojas & Chris Burton Jacome


From L to R: Martin Gaxiola, Olivia Rojas, Charlotte Bailey, Chris Burton Jacome, Chic Gilchrist, Lena Jacome

Thank you once again to Charlotte & Chic.  We miss you!!!

Here are a few pics from The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble Concert in Arroyo Grande, California.  We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed a magical evening at The Clark Center.

Olivia Rojas & Chris Burton Jacome prior to the concert.


Thank you to Martha Raymond for taking such fantastic images during the concert at The Clark Center.

Every one

Above: Olivia Rojas-Singer, Chris Burton Jacome-flamenco guitarist, Martin Gaxiola-Guest Artist, Lena Jacome.



side view



Above: Martin Gaxiola

Below: Chris Burton Jacome



Thank you once again to Martha Raymond for taking these wonderful images of the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble Concert at The Clark Center.  For information regarding upcoming performances please visit:

Clark Center for the Performing Arts

Arroyo Grande, California


Friday, September 18, 2009 at 8pm

Chris Burton Jácome began playing guitar more than 20 years ago and has become one of the most in-demand flamenco guitarists in the United States.
Chris is an artist who is capable of touching the hearts and souls of people of all ages, cultures and diverse backgrounds. As a testament to this ability, he has played to many sold-out theaters throughout the United States – from New York to San Francisco, from Canada to Mexico. While living in Seville, Spain, Chris studied flamenco guitar with some of the greatest flamenco performers of this era including Miguel Aragón, Enrique Robles and Cristo “El Francés. Flamenco Dancer Lena Jácome, special guest flamenco dancer Martín Gaxiola and singer Olivia Rojas will be joining Chris for this magical evening with one of the most innovative and inspiring new acoustic flamenco groups in the USA.

Ticket Prices: Gold Circle: $42 – Silver Seating: $37 – Bronze Boxes

Additionally — Two of Chris’ 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!

You can call the Box Office at 805-489-9444 or Click Here!

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