Solo flamenco guitarist in the style of the old masters with pop and jazz elements.
Roger and his wife added a special flair and level of excitement to our wedding. All of the guests enjoyed the music very much. Thanks!!
Roger was awesome! He was kind, easy to work with and so talented!
Roger has performed at our winery in Prince Edward County, he's also a friend and neighbor.
He's amazingly talented and very passionate about his music. His performances brought a crowd of people and some were hearing Flamenco for the first time - and just loved it!
Roger is a kind hearted man with a great sense of humor; somebody you want to keep around for a long time. His passion and zest for life shows through his music.
Very professional, exceptional flamenco music was played at our wedding. Mr. Scannura was so experienced that even when we did not have time to give him a music list information, he was still playing everything so fitting to the event. Would recommend to anyone who is doing a function to use his service. And honestly, I would love to check out his performances. :) Thank you again for your great performance!
What a delight it was to hear and see the flamenco performance of Roger Scannura last Sunday at the Sugar Bush Winery in Prince Edward County.
Scannura, a traditional flamenco guitarist of exceptional ability played various tempos of truly Spanish music mixing in an occasional classical piece and numerous original compositions. Sitting surrounded by the vines of the winery Roger created a feel of Spain.
For those whose only experience of flamenco guitar is the stylings of Jesse Cook, Roger takes the listener to the heart of flamenco guitar with its ups and downs and then to the final crash of the last chord.
As an amateur guitarist of 50 years Scannura performance was truly inspiring.
It is always a pleasure to listen to Roger. His music transports you to a Latin romance. His repertoire is extensive and he knows how to enchant you with the sound of his guitar.
Amazing authentic flamenco guitar. Surprised to find this quality of playing so far from Spain. Played original music plus Sabicas,Paco Pena,Gipsy Kings and Paco de Lucia.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Maltese
What to Expect
Roger shows up at least 30 min. early to set up. Setting up takes 10 min. Roger brings his own acoustic guitar amp which is a high quality way to fill a large room with warm sound yet takes very little space and is easy to move around to suit the need.
Roger only requires an armless chair and access to power.
Roger is able to change location in room quickly to suit,for example be in entrance during cocktails and move to hall during dinner.
The music is both soft to allow conversation or more dynamic to create excitement.
If a hardwood stage is available Roger can provide one or two flamenco dancers.
Roger Scannura (Composer,flamenco guitarist) is an internationally recognized flamenco guitarist and a leading exponent of Nuevo Flamenco. He was born on the history drenched island of Malta and was immersed in art ad music since an early age. Roger has recorded 7 CD’s of original flamenco music, encompassing both
traditional flamenco and modern styles. He has played in concerts and festivals worldwide and has received acclaim for his deeply soulful portrayal of flamenco guitar. Roger has been on the faculty of York University since 2003 and teaches flamenco guitar to hundreds of aspiring musicians each year.
“A gifted composer whose music is as beautiful as it is haunting” - The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Additional Booking Notes
Roger Scannura is mainly a solo artist. Roger brings his own sound equipement and an easy set up. Beautiful flamenco/latin guitar music. Roger also has flamenco dancers,percussionist and singer for those who request a bigger performance and can provide a proper stage.
Past Booked Events
|September 15, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 04, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|September 09, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 12, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Launch Party|
|August 13, 2016 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
All original and traditional flamenco from Roger's 9 CDs.
Roger also plays some classical standards such as:
Recuerda de l'alhambra
Influences & Inspiration
Paco de lucia,Gipsy Kings,Ottmar Liebert,Sabicas and Paco Pena.
Small p.a. Roger Scannura will provide.
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