The musicians in the TOMATITO SEXTET are: José Fernández Torres ‘Tomatito’, José del Tomate (second guitar), and an all-star cast of: Kiki Cortiñas and David Maldonado (palmas and vocals), Israel Suárez ‘Piraña’ (percussionist who played for many years in the Paco de Lucía Sextet) and José Maya (flamenco dancer).
Tomatito won his 5th Latin Grammy Award in 2013 with his recording Soy Flamenco (Universal). His career has been a non-stop series of high points, from his early days as the guitarist of the legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla, to his many collaborations both in and out of the flamenco world, his incredible recordings with the pianist, Michel Camilo … the list of high points continues to grow.
San Juan, PR on Sunday 16 October 2016 at the University of Puerto Rico Theater
Guanajuato, MX on Tuesday 18 October 2016 at the Festival Internacional Cervantino
Los Angeles, CA on Friday 21 October 2016 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre
San Francisco, CA on Saturday 22 October 2016 at the Herbst Theatre
Sonoma, CA on Sunday 23 October 2016 at the Green Music Center
Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Toronto on Friday 28 October 2016 at the Koerner Hall at TELUS Centre
New York on Saturday 29 October 2016 at the The Town Hall
Boston, MA on Sunday 30 October 2016 at the Berklee Performance Center
Austin, TX on Wednesday 2 November 2016 at the The Long Center
Miami, FL on Friday 4 November 2016 at the Olympia Theatre
Tomatito’s son, also known as Tomatito Chico is a fine young player in his own right, but hearing him perform together with his father is going to be an incredible experience. Here he is four years ago at Casa Patas in Madrid.
For more on Tomatito, see my My Flamenco Diary blog posts: La Guitarra Flamenca – Tomatito: Luz de Guía and Tomatito’s Rosas del Amor and my recent interview in Classical Guitar magazine, available at Classicalguitarmagazine.com
© 2016 Thérèse Wassily Saba