14th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents
FLAMENCO SIN FRONTERAS!
Saxophone & Cante: Antonio Lizana
Percussion & Vocals: Diego Amador Jr.
Guitar: Andrés Vadín
Doors 9pm, Show 9:30pm
Together for the first time, flamenco-singing jazz saxophone player Antonio Lizana joins multi-instrumentalist Diego Amador Jr, heir to the Amador dynasty (Diego Amador, Raimundo Amador, Juan José Amador, etc.), Cuban flamenco guitarist Andrés Vadín and others for a night of surprises, flamenco-jazz and beyond.
Antonio Lizana: Bridging the worlds of flamenco and jazz with his original compositions, it’s difficult to distinguish between the sax player who sings flamenco and the flamenco singer who plays the saxophone. From Cadiz, Spain Lizana has a degree in jazz studies from the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco. Among his many credits is a guest appearance on Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra project "The Offense of the Drum," which won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Latin Jazz Album. He has he has collaborated with many greats, including Chano Domínguez, Jorge Pardo, Chambao and Miguel Blanco and has shared the stage with Andy & Jerry González, Dave Valentin, Papo Vázquez, Pablo Mayor, Cristina Pato, Ximo Tévar and Gregg Agust, among others. Lizana's latest CD, Oriente was issued by Sony Music in Europe. VIDEO:
Diego Amador Jr.: From Seville, he was born into flamenco royalty. His father is the celebrated flamenco pianist Diego Amador and his uncles are Rafael and Raimundo Amador (Pata Negra). From a very young age he began performing and touring with some of Spain’s top flamenco artists, including Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Lole Montoya, Farruquito and Joaquín Cortés. He has also worked alongside jazz greats such as Pat Metheny, Bireli Lagrene and Charlie Haden. Known mainly as a percussionist, he also sings, plays guitar and piano and recently launched a solo project as a singer/songwriter, with the track "Y me siento tan bien".
Andres Vadín from Havana, Cuba, studied with masters of classical and flamenco guitar including Joaquin Clerch, Leo Brouwer, José Luis Rodríguez, Gerardo Núñez, Paco Jarana, Alfredo Lagos, José Antonio Rodríguez and others. Since relocating to Los Angeles 10 years ago, Vadín has toured, recorded and collaborated with Jorge Pardo, Saul Quiros, Pelé (Navajita Plateá), Antonio Carmona, Concha Buika, and many others and has accompanied dancers such as Maria Juncal, Alfonso Losa, Carmen Ledesma and Maria Bermúdez among others. His work as a session musician includes collaborations with Falete, Maricela, Asere and Billy Cobham, Golden Glow, José Fernandez and Wadih El Safi among others.