Happy Holidays

December 27, 2011

It’s been a wonderful year of flamenco dancing, performing and teaching.  I’m thoroughly excited about the New Year and the many projects awaiting in 2012.  Stay tuned for more touring performances with The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble and local Arizona performances in ‘The Valley of the Sun‘.

Chris Burton Jácome & Lena Jácome before a CBJ Flamenco Ensemble Performance at Lancaster Performing Arts Center in California in October 2011.

Flamenco Dance Photography by Amanda Manfredi:...

Wishing you Happy Holidays and a wonderful and safe New Year! Here’s to an AMAZING year ahead.

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 Flamenco Night at the Museum performed at the Phoenix Art Museum on November 30, 2011 and sponsored by the Latin American Art Alliance was a HUGE success, an AMAZING concert with The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Enemble featuring FlaMéxico with Olga Flores and Sal Gallegos!!!

Below are some incredible images taken by Felipe Ruiz Photography. Thank you to Latino American Art Alliance, Liz HernandezFelipe Ruiz Photography and Chris Burton Jácome.

Bernadette Gaxiola

Two of Bernadette’s students dancing a tangos: From L to R:  Esmé and Elise.

I love this photo!

Besides being a fantastic flamenco guitarist, Chris Burton Jácome happens to be a talented singer.  I just assume most people know this about him.  Also in the background is another great talent, Sal Gallegos, who sang the introduction to my piece.

Martin Gaxiola

Thank you once again to Liz Hernandez, the Latin American Art Alliance, Felipe Ruiz Photography and Chris Burton Jácome.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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

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

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

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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