Gareth Owen Trio
Bandita Productions is thrilled to present the Gareth Owen Trio, with Gareth Owen, flamenco guitar, Jo Ann C. Dalisay, piano, and Davide Sampaolo, percussion.
The combination of these three artists is electric!! Gareth, Jo Ann and Davide collaborate to produce rhythm and sounds that take you far and away. Hermann’s Jazz Club; Saturday, March 11th, 7:30PM.
Gareth Owen is a world-class flamenco guitarist based in Victoria, B.C. He has shared the stage with many international flamenco greats including Jesus Álvarez, María Bermúdez,
Domingo Ortega and Luis de la Tota. He has been a guest artist in the Toronto International Flamenco Festival, Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, Calgary International Flamenco Festival, and the Dawson City Music Festival. Large-scale productions include Café de Chinitas in Vancouver, and Recuerdos and Pasajes in Victoria. Gareth is the son of Veronica Maguire and the late Harry Owen of Alma de España. He has recorded two albums, Gareth Owen Flamenco Guitar and El Cobre with Antonio de Jerez.
Jo Ann C. Dalisay is the owner/director of Celesta Piano Studio. She received her Bachelors Degree in Music (piano performance) from Mount Allison University and her Masters Degree in Music (piano performance) from the University of Victoria. Jo Ann was honoured to have performed with the University of Victoria Student Orchestra under the baton of the late Janos Sandor. Under the direction of Christopher Butterfield, she also performed contemporary chamber music at UVics Sonic Lab Concerts. As a soloist, Jo Ann has performed across the country. She has played and premiered works of several new composers such as Nicole Burgess, Ian de Hoog, Alisdair Zacks, John Cole, Andriy Talpash and Benjamin Keen. Jo Ann has also collaborated with the Alma de España Flamenco Company in concerts combining Classical Spanish repertoire and traditional Flamenco music and dance.
Davide Sampaolo studied afro-cuban drums (conga, Timbal, Bongò, Batà) at TIMBA drums school in Rome with maestros such as Roberto Mamey Evangelisti, Paulo La Rosa and Valter Paiola. Davide later travelled in Spain to Sevilla, Cordoba, Granada, Malaga and Barcelona in order to understand the flamenco musical language. He studied the modern Flamenco Cajon intensively in Madrid with the great maestros José Ruiz Bandolero, Rafael Jiménez el Chispas and José Antonio Montaña. Davide has worked with many, many great Flamenco artists. To name just a few: flamenco guitarists Antón Jiménez (Madrid), Manuel Montero Miranda (Sevilla), Rycardo Moreno (Lebrija), Liron Man (Israel), and Ernesto Bravo Pérez (Cuba); flamenco singers David Hornillo (Sevilla) and Vicente Griego (New Mexico); and flamenco dancers Pastora Galván (Sevilla), Felipe Mato (Sevilla), Cristina Benitez (Barcelona) and Sandra Cisneros (Malaga). Now based in Vancouver, Davide teaches percussion and collaborates regularly with artists such as Kasandra la China, Liron Man, and Gareth Owen.
Doors open at 5:30PM; show starts at 7:30PM. For parties of 6 or more, you can reserve a table at Hermann’s: 250-388-9166.
$20.00 Advance: Purchase Now
$24 At the door.