Tomatito, one of the finest Flamenco guitarists, is set to perform with his sextet on Friday, October 21, 2016at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
José Fernández Torres, better known as Tomatito, is one of today’s most respected flamenco guitarists. He’s known for his mastery of traditional rhythms, his classic work with singer Camarón del la Isla, and his groundbreaking fusions of flamenco with other genres.
Tomatito’s sextet includes José del Tomate on guitar; Piraña on percussion; Kiki Cortiñas and Morenito de Íllora on vocals; and José Maya, one of the most exciting flamenco dancers today. Maya is one of the most impressive dancers in Spain today, a powerful figure in flamenco’s new generation.
Tomatito has won a total of five Grammy Awards (one with jazz pianist Michel Camilo) and a Latin Grammy for his albums “Aguadulce” and “Soy Flamenco”. He has collaborated with many artists from around the world, including Elton John and Frank Sinatra, and has influenced a whole generation of young guitarists. His latest album is “Soy Flamenco.”
Friday, October 21, 2016; 8:00 p.m.
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
(Bet. Wilshire Blvd. & West 8th St. on S. Lucerne Blvd.)
Headline photo: Tomatito by Edu Hernández
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.