"Chris Burton Jácome joins the ranks of flamenco guitar masters..." Scott Barker-Tucson Lifestyle Magazine
Embrace the world of flamenco as you explore the music of Chris Burton Jácome. The powerful compositions in this collection communicate the passion of a land of extremes. With poignant melodies, and provocative rhythms listeners will find themselves carried away into a world of emotion and sound. You will have no choice but to surrender.
Rarely is an artist so capable of capturing the essence of a musical tradition while leaving his own innovative mark upon it. Embracing the tradition of flamenco, lacing it with his own love of life and presenting this new interpretation through composition is Chris' greatest gift to the listener.
Open yourself to the experience. Allow yourself to become enchanted as these soulful compositions unfold.
Chris Burton Jácome began playing guitar in 1986. While living in Sevilla, Spain, Chris studied flamenco guitar with some of the greatest flamenco performers of this era including: Miguel Aragón, Manolo Franco, Juan del Gastor, Juan Amador, Juana Amaya, Enrique Robles, Segundo Falcón and Cristo "El Francés."
Chris has played many sold-out solo performances and has worked alongside great artists in the U.S. such as Carlota Santana's Spanish Dance Company (New York), Tania Tandias (Wisconsin), Caminos Flamencos (San Francisco), ‘Zona Flamenca (Scottsdale) and Flamenco Y Más (Tucson). Chris is currently the musical director for the largest flamenco company in the United States, Calo Flamenco with 22 members, Chris writes the music and performs with this Broadway-ready flamenco show.
Chris’ debut CD, Motivación, received this comment from Scott Barker of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, "Chris Burton Jácome joins the ranks of Flamenco guitar masters”. 3 years after it’s release the title track “Motivación” finished in the Top 10 in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Music Category. Out of 25,000 entries! Chris’ second album, “Pa’lante”, was just as well received: “Pa'lante is an astonishing release from a flamenco artist filled with passion, life and peace. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself and friends with a copy of Pa'lante by Chris Burton Jácome” –(Maurice E.O.M.) & “Highly recommended for fans of flamenco, nuevo flamenco, world music, or well-executed and recorded guitar music in general” –(Guitar Nine Records)
Chris’ music can be heard on the Emmy Award Winning PBS television special: “Flamenco”, (broadcast in Arizona by KAET-TV Channel 8: Mike Sauceda, producer). Chris’ flamenco version of the Christmas Classic, “Joy to the World”, was included in Coldwater Creek Catalogue’s 2004 Christmas CD. Chris will also soon be heard as the featured soloist in the movie soundtrack of “9/tenths”. To see a trailer for this film, go to www.9tenths.com. 2005 marked the release of Chris’ 4th album entitled, “Flamenco”. “Flamenco” is an exciting new work eliciting reviews like “Jácome’s gorgeous, evocative compositions are a testament to his abilities as a writer and performer…”-(Get Out! Magazine’s Chris Hansen) and “An extraordinary and fresh-sounding, passionate album...”-(Slipcue.com June 2005).