Valentine’s Day with Juanito Pascual
The 10th Anniversary of Language of The Heart$29.50 – $39.50 Buy Tickets
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Juanito Pascual!
50 front section seat tickets will include a glass of champagne and a rose!
Nuevo flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual celebrates this Valentine’s Day evening at The Cabot along with the 10th anniversary of his album, Language of The Heart. With dancer Nino de los Reyes, dancer and vocalist Bárbara Martinez, bassist Brad Barrett, saxophonist, flutist, percussionist and vocalist Stan Strickland, Rohan Gregory, percussionist José Moreno and multi-instrumentalist Gonzalo Grau all of whom are musicians heard on that 2009 release, the evening will be musically luxurious.
In 2009, Pascual released Language of the Heart, a recording which deeply celebrates the flamenco traditions, yet the music is simmered and caramelized by the amazing musical talents of a virtual Who’s Who of some of the biggest names in flamenco, jazz and world music. That stunning release featured two of the finest new flamenco singers on the scene, Elena Andujar (who’s featured in The Devil’s Advocate and Flamenco Women) and Leo Triviño, virtuoso bassist John Patitucci (who’s performed with Chick Corea, B.B. King, Joni Mitchell and Herbie Hancock), one of the foremost world music and jazz percussionists in the United States, Jamey Haddad (who’s performed with Paul Simon and Paul Winter), noted cajón player Gonzalo Grau (the Grammy®-nominated leader of “La Clave Secreta”), electric bassist Sean Kupisz (who performed with Al di Meola) Spain’s star flamenco dancer Nino de los Reyes, pianist Alex Conde Carrasco, violinist Rohan Gregory, flutist Stan Strickland and percussionist Jerry Leake.
NPR’s Here & Now called Juanito Pascual “one of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years.” Pascual has a busy tour schedule! The band combines flamenco with jazz and world music, making for a steamy mix.
In 2014, Juanito released another stunning, landmark album. Titled simply: Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, the disc was a tour-de-force that combined Pascual’s finely-honed skills as a flamenco guitarist–he studied from the musicians on the streets of Madrid. Pascual also adopted flavors acquired along the way with jazz mentors such as Gene Bertoncini and classical guitar guru Eliot Fisk. This disc is flamenco, but it also blends in a colorful mix of other musics–a little jazz, a little Latin and even a touch of soulful funk on one cut. In addition, Pascual has even included a special flamenco-tinged version of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”
Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio takes listeners on a magical journey between the lands of flamenco, the rainforest, Chicago and even India–speculated as a source of some of the rhythms and tonalities of early flamenco. Some of the tracks go so far as to mix soul with flamenco sounds–rhythms from other parts of the world morph inside the rhythms and the haunting scales of the flamenco tradition and here and there the harmonies go wild. Clapping, singing, whispering dreams meld together with the passion, the throbbing voice of anguish and lust all in one amazing musical celebration.
Born in Minneapolis in 1973, Pascual has gradually become a new voice in this most Spanish of musical genres; his signature virtuosity and warm, evocative playing, along with his original compositional style, have won him praise and admiration around the globe. He moved to Spain after high school and lived “on the streets” in order to get to study with the flamenco masters he idolized. Now, also a graduate of New England Conservatory, he regularly tours the United States and Europe and has been featured in such venues as the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival and Madrid’s Casa Patas. He has been heard on PRI and the BBC’s The World; he also appeared in the 2009 film The Pink Panther alongside Steve Martin and Andy Garcia.