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June 30, 2012 A Flamenco Night : Fanny Ara + Manuel Gutierrez [dance] + Jose Cortes [voice] + Jason McGuire [flamenco guitar] + Tom Dades [bass] + Joey Heredia [drums/percussions]


Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM (PDT)

Los Angeles, CA

June 30, 2012  A Flamenco Night : Fanny Ara + Manuel...

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Fanny Ara + Manuel Gutierrez [dance]

Jose Cortes [voice]

Jason McGuire  [flamenco guitar]

Tom Dades [bass]

Joey Heredia [drums/percussions]

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Fanny Ara began her dance studies at age three, studying ballet and Contemporary dance at the Irene Popard school located in St. Jean de Luz in the French Basque country. In 1991 she began training in Spanish classical dance with Catalina Gommes and for the next ten years she traveled regularly to Madrid to study with maestros Isabel Quintero and Antonio Najarro. In addition to her studies in dance, she studied piano at the Bayonne School of Art for 11 years. She attained a BA in literature with a specialty in music. After graduating from the Bayonne School of Art, she relocated to Sevilla and Madrid. Over the next two years there, she pursued intensive flamenco studies with Juana Amaya, El Torombo, Manolo Soler, Hiniesta Cortes.

While in Spain, she was also accepted into the prestigious academy of Mario Maya, and worked in tablaos in Madrid ("Al Andalus" and "El Juglar"). Fanny has become an established and important performer in the Bay Area. As a company member of Caminos Flamencos, she has shared the theater stage with artists such as Antonio de la Malena, Manuel de la Malena, Juan Ogalla, and Domingo Ortega. Fanny has been recently nominated in the category of Most Outstanding Individual Dancer (2006) from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. In June 2007, she presented her program "Magia Flamenca" in Washington DC with critical acclaim.

Last summer Fanny created her  work "A traves de sus ojos" where Renne Renouf reviewed her as "always elegant, the reach of her arms generous, frequently evoking unseen forces, body occasionally concave , legs striding in earthy response yet with vulgarity absent, fingers spread in exclamation to the rhythms, leaving the stage abruptly, provoking a gasp of delight.".In Spring of 2011, she presented her latest performance, "Garlochi," at the Montalvo Center of Art, after touring the US and Mexico.

Fanny Ara website

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Manuel Gutierrez Cabello was born in 1983 in Montpellier. But in his veins , the blood flowing , it is that of Cordoba , Cordoba in French : from the capital of Andalusia, his parents introduced him to flamenco at a very young age by giving him training with the great masters of the discipline Jose Galvan, Lita Peiro , Javier Latorre, Joaquin Grilo ... Virtuoso. Revealing exceptional qualities as a dancer, he is not yet of age he is already everywhere on tour with the most renowned names in the world : Chispa Negra , Juan Carmona , Qawwali Flamenco , Kevan Chemerani , Ecuentro ... We find featured in the concerts given by the great singer Duquenque when the release of his album "Mi forma de vivir "or with Louis Winsberg at the time of "Marseille , Marseille . It also occurs on the most prominent tablaos : " Casa Patas " , " El Palacio del Flamenco Soloist and choreographer. In 2003, he was soloist performing Vicente Pradal inspired by the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca: " Romancero Gitano ".

It takes a very prominent role in the show " Barrio Flamenco show at the Trianon in 2004. Then Manuel tries , brilliantly, the choreography and staging. His first , " El Emigrante ", dedicated to his father , makes an overwhelming tribute to Spanish emigrants in the post - war. His collaboration with Karen Ruimy starts in 2006 , he signs all the choreography of flamenco " Flamen'ka nueva " and " Cabaret Flamenka

Manuel Gutierrez website

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La passion andaluza Where the nights are warm and the sweet scent of orange trees floats in the air... Streets are filled with children's laughter, colourful dresses and emotions. A voice rises to narrate the history of the people of Andalucia. This is the place where Jose Cortes gave his first performance singing flamenco for over a thousand aficionados when ha was only five. He started his first european tour at the age of fifteen. The enigmatic gispy embodies this soulful culture into the perfect mastery of his art. He has since been a great voice of flamenco and shares his passion wholeheartedly. For years, Jose Cortes & The Gipsy Dreams traveled the world and multiplied their collaborations.

They shared the stage with great artists during many live performances as well as a TV specials with the Gipsy Kings and family. They had the privilege of playing for the opening act of several James Brown concerts and special performaces as well as for Jennifer Lopez in south of France and in Los Angeles. They had recorded with Bruce Willis for his private album preceeding his Planet Hollywood tour. Thanks to Maria Bravo and Aliena Peralta, they performed for many Eva Longoria and Tony Parker charity events, making new friends and fans like Sofia Milos. As well as being the highlight of special events for Sylvester Stallone and other celebrities around the world. Jose Cortes & The Gipsy Dreams perform to delight for this loyal audience. As art imitates life, this band is a real family combining talents such as Antonio Cortes, incredible first guitar player on the road with Jose Cortes since he was fourteen, and Manuel Gutierrez, international flamenco dancer.

Flamenco is not just passionate music, it is a lifestyle... Keeping abreast the legendary Gipsy King band. Jose Cortes & The Gipsy Dreams offer a new incredible sound. Bio on Antonio Cortes "El Muleto" Lead Guitar, singer and author- composer. Born July 1984 , in Aix in Provence in a Gipsy family from Andalousia and son of famed guitarrist "Tomatito". At the age of 5 encourage by his father and his Godfather , Tonio started to sing and play guitar. He started his international career very young , traveling from Marocco, toCaribean, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, URSS, America ,Canada, Turkey, Holland and Algeria with well known Artists and some big Entertainers and Celebrities like Chrisatian Clavier, Edourd Baer Gerard Darmon, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, and many more have called upon his talents to create private events charged with emotions and Passion. Often seen playing next to Chico Castillo, as well as in the Musical Comedy " Don Juan" created by Felix Gray as well as in ZORRO produced by STAGE in collaboration with the Gipsy Kings. Bio on Manuel Guiterrez ( Flamenco Dancer and percussion) The blood of Cordoba.

Jose Cortes website

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Flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire El Rubio began playing at the age of nine. He received formal training in Dallas, Texas from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While in high school he was given the prestigious "DEE-BEE" award from Down Beat magazine in the category of "Instrumental Jazz Soloist" and later was one of four finalists in the 1988 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Classic Guitar Competition. He began performing as a flamenco guitarist in New York playing alongside the legendary Pedro Cortes Jr. In 1995 Jason recorded with famed Gypsy guitarist Carlos Heredia on his CD "Gypsy Flamenco," and released a recording of his own composition "Distancias" in 2005, which has received unanimous critical praise. He has accompanied and collaborated with many great artists, including Savion Glover, Yaelisa, Alejandro Granados, Antonio El Pipa, Enrique El Extremeno, Carmela Greco, Manuel and Antonio Malena, among others. Jason has been awarded a California Arts Council Music Fellowship and has been nominated twice for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award. Jason currently serves as music director for both Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos and The New World Flamenco Festival. He is also an accomplished recording engineer and producer. He shares producer/engineer credits with David Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash etc.) on the latest Powerslave Records CD release "What's In Your Mind" from the band Zeromind

 Jason McGuire website

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Tom Dades website

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Joey Heredia is a remarkable drummer who blends a multitude of styles, timing, and unbelievable skill to achieve a unique level of playing making him one of the best in the business. His credits include luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert, Tania Maria, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, and Dianne Reeves.

It's not surprising that Joey became a musician. His mother was a famous singer throughout Mexico, Central and South America in the 1940's and 1950's, and his father, a drummer, was a session player in Los Angeles. Although this appears the perfect recipe for creating a great musician, it wasn't. Joey's mother retired when he was born, and when Joey was only 4 his father had a stroke ending his father's drumming. Growing up in East Los Angeles was definitely rough, and his mother was extremely cautious of Joey's desire to become a musician. She knew exactly how tough the business was and wasn't sure about her son following that path.

Joey was persistent, and they struck a bargain. He could follow his musical path - if he kept his grades up. On his 16th birthday Joe's tenacity paid off and his parents relented and finally bought his a Slingerland drumset. He immediately began practicing to Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago, and Tower of Power records.

Blessed with an incredible innate talent Joey was playing gigs before his 18th birthday. Most of these bands were Top-40 bands playing for primarily Latin audiences in East Los Angeles., This meant the bands usually included from 2 to 5 horns, a full rhythm section, and played Salsa too. When they didn't have a full rhythm section Joey had to cover the timbale, conga, and cowbell parts. This came naturally to Joey, he'd grown up listening to the records his father would play and had started naturally imitating what he heard on the records on his kit.

The next step in Joey's evolution as a drummer came when he met his "mentor" Steve Loza (keyboard player/trumpeter) a professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA and author of the book on music of the Barrio and Chicano/Mexican artists from East Los Angeles. He broadened Joey's horizons by introducing him to jazz and classical music, changing Joey's direction from wanting to be the famous drummer playing huge stadiums, to being a formidable jazz drummer. Steve also reinforced Joey's father's desire that Joey should formally study music.

Joey enrolled in East Los Angeles Junior College, and then went onto Los Angeles City College, studying theory, reading, and the art of the big band. At one point he was playing in 5 different big bands a week.

After college Joey was an extremely well rounded player with both the education, chops, and experience to tackle any gig. His talent, time, and education paid off when he was chosen by Billy Childs to be part of Dianne Reeves band. This generated considerable interest in the music community and led to the now 22 year old, Joey Heredia, being hired to replace one of his idols, the unavailable Alex Acuna, in Tania Maria's touring band.

His fast growing reputation, both with Tania Maria and his session work, quickly led to other remarkable gigs with artist like Sergio Mendez, Brazil 88, Scott Henderson, and Frank Gambale. Firmly establishing Joey at the top of his chosen profession.

Not one to rest on his past accomplishments, Joey continually expands his horizons including: Musical Director for Jennifer Page; producing select projects at his studio - Joey's Studio; and co-founding a new record label - "Groove Gallery Records." Be sure to check back often, you never what Joey will do next!

Joey Heredia website


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123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street #301
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM (PDT)

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