Jorge Miguel is a Spanish Canadian Flamenco guitarist and composer. FLAMENCO is the name of his new CD. Passionate, aggressive and percussive music, dance and song will take you on a journey to the contemporary music scene in Spain. Performers include Eliana Cuevas on vocals, Paul Donat on double bass, percussionists Daniel Stone and Luis Orbegoso, and Flamenco Dancer Ilse Gudino.
Jorge Miguel's style of Flamenco is full contact, take no prisoners hard-core. This is the real thing. Jorge respects Flamenco's roots and rules, the hundreds of years of development and growth passed down through generations. He was trained in the traditional way as is done in Flamenco circles, "face to face and hand to hand" sitting across from his "profesor". This is the passion and pride of true Flamenco, percussive, aggressive and dissonant virtuosity are found in his Bulerias, Alegrias, Tangos, Farruca and Sevillanas (traditional Flamenco styles).
Jorge's family is from Cadiz, Andalucia the birthplace of Flamenco. He has lived and trained in Spain with maestros of the Flamenco guitar. His connection to the south of Spain is powerful and he returns often to the source for inspiration.
Jorge is a leading figure in the Canadian Flamenco scene. He has performed with a number of local companies as well as visiting companies from Spain. Jorge also performed of many of Canada's more prestigious stages including, The Du Maurier Theatre, Premier Dance Theatre, River Run Centre, The Glenn Gould Studio, The Orillia Opera House, Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, The Living Arts Centre and Trinity St. Paul's.
Sheila O'Hearn - The Fergus-Elora Express, "his playing and improvising were nothing short of fantastic"
Jowi Taylor -CBC'c Global Village, "clearly someone to watch"
Brent Raynor - Now Magazine, "Jorge Miguel's playing steals the show"
Jorge Miguel's debut CD Agua Clara sold over two thousand copies and has been re-released with a dance re-mix by Kinder Atom.
Jorge new CD " Flamenco " has just been released in a limited edition three panel Digi-pack.
Jorge records a tune " Luna Llena" with Latin Jazz Singer Eliana Cuevas for her new CD, "Ventura".
Jorge Miguel's group is all acoustic and consists of Flamenco guitar, singer, double bass, percussion and Flamenco dance.
Jorge has been recognized for his work by the Toronto Arts Council Grants to Composers Awards, the FACTOR Independent Recording Program, the Ontario Arts Council Grants to Composers, and the Canada Council Grants for Specialized Music Sound Recording and Independent Study Program.