While in Nashville, the CBJ Flamenco Ensemble performed on Saturday, July 31st in Ingram Hall on Vanderbilt University Campus.  Below are a few pictures during rehearsal and sound check.  All photos are the courtesy of Kristofer Hill.

Adrian Goldenthal & Kris Hill

With Martin, Chris & Olivia in a rehearsal space.

With Bernadette & Martin Gaxiola.

Adrian, Chris & Olivia during sound check.

Chris & Martin.

Visiting in the foyer.

Adrian, Olivia Rojas & Chris Jacome

Thank you for the images, Kris!!!!!

Ingram Hall is a beautiful theater.  Did I mention that I loved, loved, loved the weather.  I’m looking forward to more adventures ahead.

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.

January began with Calo Flamenco rehearsals culminating into two fabulous concerts held in Wyoming.  What an amazing experience to drive by the Teton Range with the setting sun as a backdrop.  I soaked in both the indoor and outdoor pools at the Thermopolis Hot Springs and sat in the soothing Vapor Cave.  I met up with some wonderful friends and former fellow grad students from ASU who are amazing and talented artists now residing in Jackson, Wyoming.  I can’t say enough about the wonderful experiences during this trip!

The Teton Range


Enjoying the beauty that is Wyoming.


The airport.


The hotel.


On route from The Thermopolis Hot Springs to Cody.


Martin & Casey discussing lighting cues.



(Above) The Musical Director with the Artistic Director.

(Below) Daydreaming during the lighting & sound tech.


(Below) The musicians.




(Above & Below) Rehearsing at the Wynona Thompson Auditorium.




(Above) Chris Burton Jacome & Kris Hill



(Above) with Casey


(Above) Olivia Rojas.  Hello Olivia.


(Above) The Calo Flamenco Crew with the Artistic Director, Martin Gaxiola.

(Below)  Calo Flamenco Company



(Above) Calo Flamenco with Musical Director, Chris Burton Jacome. (I was so cold that I couldn’t stand up straight any longer).

(Below) Wyoming.



What an incredible time and great way to begin 2009!

New York, New York!

September 23, 2008

I just returned from a fabulous trip to NYC. The concert with Calo Flamenco located at El Museo Del Barrio was an absolute success. Below are a few pictures regarding my time there.


Bernadette Gaxiola and I pose with the fabulous Omayra Amaya after a fantastic flamenco technique class.  Please visit Omayra’s Website for additional information on classes, workshops & upcoming performances.

Dinner with dancer, Julia Terrel & singer, Olivia Rojas at Yum, Yum Thai Restaurant.

Watching a phenomenal flamenco show at Xunta a few nights prior to the Calo Flamenco concert. Dancer – Martin Gaxiola, Singer-Chayito Champion, Guitarist-Chris Burton Jacome, Dancer-Bernadette Gaxiola and Dancer-Monica Herrera.

Chayito & Chris after their performance at Xunta.

My new friend and flamenco dancer, Jesus Munoz at Xunta after the flamenco show.

With my beautiful friend, former Calo Flamenco Dancer and amazing visual artist, Sara Hubbs. Check out Sara’s Website and her Flamenco Website. I love you, Sara!!!!

Rehearsing in El Museo Del Barrio prior to the Calo Flamenco Concert.

Phenomenal artists …and the three amigos during tech rehearsal.  Percussionist-Kris Hill, Bassist-Adrian Goldenthal & Guitarist-Chris Burton Jacome.

Chayito, Oliva and Chris backstage.

Awwww…. Que guapos!!

In the dressing room with dancers, Julia Terrel & Amalia Duran.

Snapping a shot of Casey in action during the lighting tech!!

Right before the concert with my beautiful friends, Julia, Bernadette & Molly.

After the concert at the cast party with Chris.

I had a fabulous time in NYC and I look forward to many more visits and adventures there in the near future.  I have to admit, it is nice to be home, sleeping in my own bed and drinking my own coffee.  There’s no place like home!  Please visit Calo Flamenco’s Website for more information on upcoming tour dates.

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