We sing, dance and play in a range of Spanish styles – Flamenco to Classical Spanish Guitar to innovative Flamenco Blues sung in English. Our core is the duo Paul Jared Newman, guitarist/singer, and dancer/percussionist Deirdre Towers, and we can augment the group with additional dancers and/or musicians as requested and your budget allows.
We have wide performance experience as a duo and with larger ensembles; see pauljarednewmandotnet for video and additional info.
Didi and Jared were a talented couple that shared their passion for their craft. They were timely and professional and a wonderful addition to our National Nursing Home Week celebration.
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Thank you! Holly and the staff are terrific.
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Paul Jared Newman, a native of Manhattan, New York, has been a guitar player since his early teens. His first gig was as on-stage guitarist for the now legendary Judson Poet’s Theatre, in The Love Cure, one of the first rock musicals produced in New York. An awakening to classical music and the Spanish guitar occurred soon after, and in recent years flamenco has deepened his involvement with Spanish music.
Ongoing performing affiliations include: guitarist/arranger with SEGUE, featuring violin and flamenco dancer; Exploraciones, music and dance ensemble; Poetrance, with dancer/poet Silvia Siller.
Recent residencies include: Guitar Accompanist, Ballet Hispanico; accompanist for the legendary Aileen Pasloff’s Spanish and Flamenco classes at Bard College; class accompanist for noted maestros José Molina and Mariano Parra in NYC; Teaching Artist, New York City Center Arts in Education Program.
Recent performance/composition credits include: Guitarist/actor: Este Nuestro Espacio dance theatre piece by Silvia Siller, Poet's Den Theatre, New York; Composer/on-stage guitarist: Re:turn, multimedia work by Dagmar Spain, Kraine Theatre, NYC; Guitarist: Under Fire, New York Musical Theatre Festival; Theatre at St. Clements; Composer/recording, (Black) Light, film by Deirdre Towers, daced by Katherine Crockett of the Martha Graham Company; Composer/on-stage guitarist: The Phantom Lady by Calderon; Soho Repertory Theatre, NYC; Composer/guitarist, Choreographers On The Edge with Compania Flamenco Librada, Byrdcliffe Theatre, Woodstock, NY; Guitarist, Nuevos Caminos flamenco company, Kaatsbaan Dance Center, Tivoli, New York; Guest Artist, Música en las Montañas festival in Las Alpujarras, Granada, Spain.
Recently performed compositions include: Sonidos Sombreados (guitar & string orchestra); Ecos de la Petenera (clarinet & piano); Caras del Prisma (guitar, strings & percussion); "por la noche me llaman . . . " (violin & piano, commissioned for performance March 2013 by the Orfeo Duo).
Mr. Newman is also a music book author whose publications include: A New Anthology of Falsetas for Flamenco Guitar, Bold Strummer, Ltd. 2009; Classics for the Guitar; Karamar Publications, Hauppauge, NY 1996; editor: The Keys to Flamenco Guitar series by Dennis Koster; AIG Publications, New York 1992 –4; arranger: Five Women Composers for Guitar; Mel Bay Publications 2004; Ernesto Nazareth: Brazilian Tangos; Mel Bay 2001.
He holds a Masters degree in guitar performance from SUNY Stony Brook, NY, a BA in Music from UC Berkeley, and an Advanced Level Certificate from Taller Flamenco in Sevilla, Spain.
Past Booked Events
|May 13, 2016||Corporate Event|
|November 28, 2015||Bridal Shower|
|June 18, 2015||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
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