The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Juanito Pascual Trio Brings Flamenco Music and Dance to 33 Hawley Street

WHAT: Juanito Pascual Trio Flamenco Music and Dance
WHEN: Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm
WHERE: Flex Space at 33 Hawley Street, Northampton MA

Northampton, MA—The Center for the Arts welcomes the Juanito Pascual Trio for a debut appearance in the newly opened Flex space at 33 Hawley Street on Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm. This special performance features highly acclaimed flamenco dancer Neli Tirado. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 students $10 children under 12. They are available in advance at Brown Paper Tickets and at the door.

A versatile virtuoso guitarist/composer/improviser, Juanito Pascual has been called "one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years" by National Public Radio, a major accolade that is just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native's masterful musical style. His sound is an organic blend of traditional and contemporary flamenco with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach.

The Juanito Pascual Trio features two highly versatile and dynamic musicians, New York-based percussionist Guillermo BarrĂ³n and stunning bassist Brad Barrett. By combining their distinct musical backgrounds with a powerful personal chemistry, the Trio has created a fresh, exhilarating and constantly evolving sound, performing to enthralled audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad. The 2014 release “Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio” was included in NPR critic Milo Miles’ Best World Music Albums for that year.

Pascual's international touring schedule has brought him to venues that include the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York's Lincoln Center and Blue Note Jazz Club, and Madrid's renowned Casa Patas. He has performed with a lengthy 'who's who' of top flamenco artists including Jorge Pardo in addition to collaborations with a diverse range of musicians: Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw; bassist John Patitucci; pianist Danilo Perez; percussionist Jamey Haddad; virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev.



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