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Our favorite flamenco guitarist is back. This time, he brought the band.
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 which, in this case, is just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native's musical style. His sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco plus 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 Jose Moreno, one of the most sought after musicians in the national flamenco scene, on percussion and vocals, and stunning bassist Brad Barrett (Jason Moran, Ran Blake). 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. They are preparing to release an EP in 2022 in addition to working on a full-length album set for release in 2023.
Since the 2003 release of his debut solo recording "Cosas en Comun," Pascual's international touring schedule has brought him to venues including the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York's Lincoln Center, and Blue Note Jazz Club, The Panama Jazz Festival and Madrid's renowned Casa Patas. He has performed with a lengthy “who's who” of top flamenco artists including 2016 tour dates with Jorge Pardo (of Paco de Lucia’s legendary Sextet, Chick Corea’s Touchstone band) in addition to collaborations with a diverse range of musicians including Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, bassist John Patitucci (Chick Corea), pianist Danilo Perez (Wayne Shorter Quartet), percussionist Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), virtuoso guitarist Grisha Goryachev, among many others.
“Juanito is a kind of Ry Cooder of flamenco guitar.” — Steve Morse, Contributor to Rolling Stone
“It is music full of punch and a showcase of sheer relentless inventiveness! [...] stunning, to say the least.” — San Diego County News
Learn more about tonight’s trio:
Juanito Pascual (Guitar) — www.juanitopascual.com
Brad Barrett (Bass) — www.bradbarrettbass.com
Jose Moreno (Percussion, Vocals) — www.josemorenoflamenco.com
Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 7:30pm
Full bar • Order dinner in one of Maynard’s many fine restaurants and bring it with you
Tickets $20/advance, $25/door