Raw, unplugged, flamenco ‘puro’ from the purest band in town.
Tonight La Joaquina & Chris Clavo are joined by some of the brightest new talent on the scene – Jesus Olmedo and Lina León.
Followed by the popular open-stage ‘juerga’ for London-based flamenco lovers eager to share their talent with an audience, and to perform with professional musicians.
Tickets: £8/£7 Conc, Unemployed, Students, OAPs MU & Equity.
Phone 0207 732 8493 for Advance Reservations
Is much in demand as both a classical flautist and flamenco singer, she has recently worked with:
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique (Sir John Eliot Gardiner). Opera Comique, Paris. Orquesta de l’Academia del Gran teatre del Liceu. Barcelona. Nederlands Bach Society.
Holland and Spain tournée. Holland and Belgium tournée. Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht.
At 15 years old, Jesus performed in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Television work and live performances continued alongside his studies, and at 18, he graduated in 2003 from the
Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004.
2005 Award winner for outstanding contributions as young artists to Spanish Dance at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.
From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group “Querencia”which performed to public and critical acclaim.
In 2009 Jesus arrived in London to begin the next chapter of his career, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance in central London.
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
“Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. ”
Flamenco is Music, Sex and History all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. The Flamenco Express policy is simply to obtain the best flamenco performers available, give them total artistic freedom, and present them to international audiences. The result is an amazing diversity of voices all committed to delivering their own view of the world, in their own unique way, according to how they feel at the time.
‘Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores.’