The BEST Gypsy Rumba Band around!!!
Flamenco Solo Guitarist or Flamenco Group (guitarist/dancers/singer).
The Langley High School Orchestra integrated Sara & Ricardo into our study of Spanish music and culture. They presented in our classrooms, and even taught our students a few basic Flamenco steps and palmas rhythms so that we could perform alongside them at our Spanish concert. The performers had a great ability to connect with the students and bring history to life. The interactive performance was especially effective, creating a team-building opportunity while immersing our students in something they had not previously experienced. I would highly recommend them for any educational setting or public performance.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
High Energy Flamenco Shows and or Lively Rumba group performances in the spirit of the Gipsy Kings, Paco de Lucia, Gerardo Nunez, etc... featuring THE TOP Level professional Flamenco musicians and dancers in the entire Washington D.C./Baltimore areas.
Ricardo is one of the most sought after solo Flamenco Guitarists and Flamenco Group Accompanists in the United States. His brilliant technique, lyrical compositions, and masterful interpretations of Flamenco are unsurpassed. Mr. Marlow is also an accomplished "Gypsy Kings" style Rumba performer (guitarist and singer); bringing high energy entertainment to any event. Hire as a soloist performer or as a Flamenco group or as a Gypsy Rumba Band. In addition to his performance abilities, Ricardo is a very highly regarded teacher of the Flamenco guitar. Through his live Skype guitar lessons, he reaches students from all over the world on a daily basis.
As a young child, Ricardo (Richard) Marlow was introduced to the guitar by his father, the eminent classical guitarist John E. Marlow. He went on to receive a degree from the James Madison School of Music (James Madison University) in 1997. Mr. Marlow subsequently took up the flamenco guitar and studied with master, Gerardo Núñez, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain. Mr. Marlow has played for the Danza del Rio Flamenco Company, and with Paco de Malaga and Ana Martinez Dance Company. Since 1997 he has performed with Arte Flamenco Dance Company in venues such as The Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others.
Mr. Marlow fulfilled an essential role in Edwin Aparicio’s productions of “Bailes Inéditos”, “Encuentros”, “Intimo” and "Entresuenos", where he shared stages with Jesús Montoya, Alfonso Cid, Roberto Castellón, Pedro Cortes Jr., “La Truco”, Nelida Tirado and Carmela Greco. In 2005, Mr. Marlow performed at the 20th Mayor’s Art’s Awards at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall and Manuel de Falla’s “El Amor Brujo”, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore in Rockville and at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Marlow has toured with Louisville Flamenco in Kentucky, Indiana, and Nashville, TN various times since 2007. Mr. Marlow performed in Edwin Aparicio’s work “Dos Mundos” at the Gala Hispanic Theatre in Dec. 2008. In this production, Mr. Marlow was fortunate to share the stage with world-renowned dancer “La Tati”, Jose Jimenez “El Bocadillo”, Antonio Jimenez “El Porras”, and Basillio Garcia Clavero, all from Madrid. In 2009, the GSFA concert series in Pittsburgh, PA presented Mr. Marlow at Synod Hall with La Tania and Jesus Montoya. Also in 2009, Mr. Marlow performed “L.A. Olé!” for the “Flamenco Forever Series” at the Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood CA, under the direction of Antonio Triana. He performed with Antonio Granjero, Roberto Amaral, Fanny Ara, El Yiyi, La Genoveva and others.
Mr. Marlow had the honor and pleasure to accompany the world renowned flamenco cantaora, Esperanza Fernandez, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC in November 2011.
Since the release of his debut solo CD “Madera Sonora”, Mr. Marlow has appeared for solo recitals and teaching workshops/master classes at numerous venues including Cal State University (CSU) in Fresno, VCU in Richmond, Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Shenandoah Conservatory “Pavan Series” in VA, Academy Art Museum in Annapolis, MD.
His percussive style of playing is highly sought after by local flamenco artists. He can be seen playing almost nightly at numerous venues in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas such as Vinoteca, Las Tasca, John Strongbow’s and Trattoria da Franco.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide our own sound equipment and lighting. Shows that include dancers require wood or laminate dance flooring (min. 4' x 8'). Staging available if necessary.
Rumba Show - (3/40min) sets to include Gipsy Kings, Flamenco covers and original song mixes.
Traditional Flamenco Show - Sevillanas, traditional dance and guitar solos.
|Sara Jerez||Flamenco Dancer|
|Edwin Aparicio||Flamenco Dancer|
|Ricardo Marlow||Lead Guitarist|
Influences & Inspiration
Paco de Lucia, Gipsy Kings, Tomatito, Farruquito, Sara Baras, Camaron de la Isla, Manuel Liñan, Mercedes Ruiz
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