José Vega "Niño del Puente"

 

Jose Vega

José Vega’s passion for flamenco began years ago in his hometown of Cadiz, Spain. At age 16 , José began performing in the flamenco bars and tablaos of Cadiz, and throughout Andalusia. He is an accomplished guitarist and a powerful expressionist.

 

José has performed in the most prestigious peñas (flamenco clubs) and tablaos (concert halls) in Spain, including Peña la Perla de Cadiz and Tablao Cordobes (Barcelona).

 

In 2004 Jose organized and directed his own show Flamencos de Cádiz at Casa Patas, a flamenco concert hall in Madrid, renowned as one of the most important flamenco tablaos in all of Spain. The show was such a success that he was invited back, and directed a second show in 2005.

 

He has accompanied some of flamenco’s top artists including Andres Peña, Marco Flores and Carmen Jara, Sara Salado and Raul Ortega. José has also had international success performing in the International Music Festival of Qatar, the Montreal Flamenco Festival, the Luminato Festival in Toronto, and the Royal Oak Arts Festival and Concert of Colors in Detroit.

 

In 2006 José moved to Canada and since then has been sharing his knowledge and passion for authentic flamenco with the Canadian public. He has collaborated with many different flamenco companies across Canada and has consistenly received a warm reception from the Canadian public.

 

José is a skilled guitar teacher, and has taught guitar workshops in Toronto, Monetreal, Halifax, Saskatoon, and Vancouver. He has also accompanies numerous dance workshops with artists including Isabel Bayón, Ramón Martínez, and Joaquin Grilo.

 

Jose is performing in "El Guitarrazo" on October 22 and in "De España con Amor", on October 28, as well as teaching master classes in flamenco guitar.