Whoever loves Jazz, loves Jorge Pardo. Whoever loves Flamenco, loves Jorge Pardo. Those who have a passion for music must love Jorge Pardo because he chants through his flute, transmits the ancient passion of Andalucía through his saxophone, embodies the rhythm and passes his magic on to his instruments. Why is Jorge Pardo the only person in the world who has such a high ability for Jazz and Flamenco? Because, it seems that he has lived two lives. Jorge, immersed in jazz at the time when he first met and recorded with Paco de Lucia, went on to become a core member of Paco de Lucia's groundbreaking Sextet for more than 20 years, and has been at the forefront of the evolution of Flamenco Jazz ever since. In addition to Jorge's more than 20 recordings as leader he has an endless list of collaborations with musicians such as the legendary flamenco singer Camaron de la Isla and jazz giant Chick Corea. The Madrid-based artist has won numerous awards including the 2016 Musician Prize awarded by Spain's Ministry of Education and Culture and was awarded the "Best European Jazz Musician" in 2013, by the French Jazz Academy.
Virtuoso flamenco 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 with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. 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. The Juanito Pascual Trio featuring bassist Brad Barrett and percussionist/vocalist Jose Moreno, has been touring regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad, captivating audiences with their masterful musicianship, and truly infectious chemistry.