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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Rocio Molina

December 19, 2011

I saw this video of Rocio Molina and enjoyed watching it so much.  I had to post.

ROCIO MOLINA – “VINÁTICA” – DEMO from fundidoanegro on Vimeo.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

Last night I performed at a local Spanish Restaurant, Tapa’s Papa Fritas from 7:30pm – 10:00pm.  It was a great crowd and a spectator threw some roses out on the stage after the dancing.  I took a photo of the bouquet that I strategically placed in Kris Hill’s dumbek.  Tapa’s Papa Fritas is located in Old Town Scottsdale.  Visit their website for more information or to make reservations: www.tapaspapafritas.com

I’ll be performing again tonight, Saturday, Dec. 17th from 7:30pm – 10pm.  Visit my calendar for information on upcoming performances and projects!

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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

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

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