KUVO Studio Club: Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion

Aug 18, 2018

KUVO is excited to present Miguel Espinoza “one of the most acclaimed flamenco guitarists in the world" on Tuesday, August 21 - 6:15 to 7 pm in the Phyllis A. Greer Performance Studio. Espinoza has performed both nationally and internationally at notable venues (Red Rocks, Macky Auditorium, Boulder Theater, Chautauqua Auditorium, Denver Botanic Gardens) and has shared the stage with artists such as Kitaro, Tuck and Patti, Rita Moreno and Ben Vereen. He has also composed and recorded music for feature films and documentaries. Miguel’s latest ensemble performs a broad fusion of Flamenco with European and Indian classical, Afro-Caribbean music, and Jazz that has been described as “melodic, passionate, [and] intricate original compositions.”

Joining Miguel will be a truly all-star collection of musicians from a variety of musical heritages. On saxophone and percussion will be Origin Arts recording artist and Grammy Nominated jazz educator Lynn Baker, recently returned from a tour of southern Europe. Cellist Dianne Betkowski will bring her acclaimed classical music experiences, having performed in the Utah, St. Louis, and Honolulu Symphony orchestras and is the founder and former director of Denver Eclectic Concerts.  Adding the bottom will be fretless electric bassist Randy Hoepker. Randy is a new arrival to the Front Range and brings with him a wide variety of expertise including jazz studies at the University of Northern Iowa, and is the founding music director of Colorado Brass. Rounding out the ensemble is percussionist Andy Skellenger who contributes elements from Indian Classical Music and the drumming traditions of Peru, Cuba, and Spain on tabla and cajon.

On Saturday, August 31, 7 pm - Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion will make its debut appearance at The Muse Performance Space. Tickets $15 are on sale at the door or HERE.

Studio Club Members: Please contact Arvida arvida@kuvo.org to reserve seats for you and a guest. Not in the Studio Club? Learn how to join here.

Thanks to our Studio Sponsors: Classic Pianos, Denver Piano Tuning, Drum City Guitarland, Flesher-Hinton Music Company, and Listen Up