Flamenco Guitar and songs from Spain, Sicily and Cuba
Andreas Arnold - guitar
Julia Patinella - vocals
Jeremy Smith - percussion
Andreas Arnold expresses himself through a musical kaleidoscope that reflects the classical traditions of his homeland Germany, jazz from the US where he has lived for the last decade, and music from the Mediterranean, in particular the Spanish art form of flamenco. Through this unique fusion, Arnold proves that purity is not defined by any one culture or style but transpires when one finds his voice to express his personal experience in society, art, and life.
While living between New York City and Andalusia, Spain, Arnold has participated in numerous productions as an instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and producer, touring on five continents. On his new album Ojos Cerrados he was accompanied among others by Carles Benavent, legendary and longtime bass player of Paco de Lucia. He is the musical director for internationally-renowned Jordanian singer Farah Siraj amd for the New York Flamenco Jazz Project.
Julia Patinella is a multilingual singer and songwriter currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. After years of immersion as a Flamenco singer in southern Spain, as well as a life-long dedication to the oral traditions of her ancestor's native Sicily, Julia has developed several original musical projects in Spanish, Italian, Sicilian and English, that draws from her roots, her experience as a first-generation American female, and urgent socio-political themes. In her performances, she brings forth an expansive repertoire steeped in history and folk traditions, and a rich, guttural voice that carries the raw emotions of protest, the longing for freedom, and the uncompromising commitment to sing every note with soul.
Julia has studied Cante Flamenco at the Fundacion Cristina Hereen de Arte Flamenco in Seville, Spain as a recipient of the American Friends Scholarship in 2011 and 2012. She performs regularly in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Past collaborations as vocalist / arranger include Flamenco Nomadico, Flamenco Trio Noche Blanca, Southern Italian Folk Project with her group Quartetto Matapena, Cuban Son with Mi Le lo Lai, traditional Afro - Colombian music with Grupo Chonta, and Classical Arabic music with the New York Arabic Orchestra.
Jeremy Smith is a percussive artist whose unique versatility allows him to move seamlessly among numerous musical worlds. While the foundation of his playing comes from his classical training at The Juilliard School, his interests lie in a wide range of folkloric and modern percussion traditions from around the globe such as those found in South America, Africa, India, Spain, the Middle East, and jazz. In 2016 he was invited to the International Percussion Festival in Seoul, South Korea as a solo world percussion concert artist. In the Fall of 2017 he toured the U.S. with The Knights chamber orchestra featuring guest artists Avi Avital and Kinan Azmeh. He performs and tours regularly with the exotica global jazz quintet Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, as well as handpan artist Adam Maalouf and his project Future Tribe. He has also performed and/or recorded with artists such as New York Gypsy All-Stars, Jorge Glem, Andreas Arnold, Terraza 7 Big Band, Zashaz, Festejation, La Pachamambo, GLANK, Aimua Eghobamien and many more. As a passionate educator of hand percussion, Jeremy has presented clinics and classes at the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and Bowling Green State University. He also meets regularly with students from around the U.S. via Skype or live at his home New York City.
$20 advance /$23 door /$10 full time students with ID