This past January was my first visit to Chicago as I performed with The CBJ Flamenco Ensemble at the Old Town School of Folk Music located in Lincoln Park.  The concert was held on January 25, 2012 to a packed house. Though my time in Chicago was brief, I fell head-over-heels with the city.  I can’t wait to visit Chicago again!

Martin Gaxiola & Casey Blake

Chicago Baby!!

As I took all these images of the city, my back seat neighbor, Emerson Laffey is giving me the 411 on the architecture, rich history and interesting facts about the city.

Passing Lake Michigan on our way to the hotel.

Just down the street from our hotel.

Brief, but enjoyable time resting in my hotel room. This is a pretty consistent ‘look’ of my shared hotel room with roomy, Casey Blake.  Her bed generally looks in order…. mine… not so much!

The dressing room.

Casey at the venue, making sure everything is in order.

With Chris getting a quick bite as the sound is getting set up.

Sound check.

Martin

A much needed dinner and my staple post or pre- performance meal: Steak and eggs

This was Chris’ after performance dinner.

I never saw the sun in Chicago.  This photo was taken on our way out the following day. I’m looking forward to seeing much more of Chicago!

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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Dear Friends,

Happy 2012! I can’t express to you just how excited I am about this upcoming year! There are so many wonderful projects coming up and I’m thrilled to share them with you as the year unfolds!!  I wish you an OUTSTANDING year ahead!

I’ll be performing with some amazing artists during January. The Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble will be heading northeast for more touring adventures.  If you happen to be in the area or have friends and family spending time in this cooler weather please send them our way.  We’ll make sure to warm their hearts and feed the soul with some sizzling flamenco music and dance!

January Concerts

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Tuesday, January 17
7:30pm
Culpeper County HS Auditorium
14240 Achievement Drive, Culpeper, VA

Thursday, January 19

7:30pm
Wellsboro HS Auditorium
227 Nichols Street, Wellsboro, PA

Sunday, January 22

3:00pm
Fairfield Union HS
6675 Cincinnati-Zanesville Road NE, Lancaster, OH

Tuesday, January 24
7:30pm
Olney Central College
305 North West Street, Olney, IL

Wednesday, January 25
8:30pm
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Thursday, January 26
7:30pm
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
535 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Monday, January 30
7:30pm
Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center
590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA

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Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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