A passionate advocate for the environment he has recently
become involved as a co-founder - along with Herbie Hancock,
the Jane Goodall foundation, and others - of Junglewood, a visionary
arts and rain-forest restoration project in one the most bio-diverse
spots on the planet in Panama's Rain Forest.
To learn more about that exiting project visit EarthTrain.org
"...when the musicians engaged in impassioned crossfire the
heat index broke all records" -The Village voice
"A master artist" - Scene 4 Magazine
"Fearsome acoustic guitar chops and exquisite taste in collaborators"
-The Boston Phoenix
Juanito Pascual - Flamenco Guitar
Brad Barrett - Acoustic Bass
Jose Moreno - Percussion
Guitarist Juanito Pascual has been called "one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years" by National Public Radio, a major accolade which in Pascual's case is just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native's musical vision. Pascual's sound is a truly organic blend of his mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco with his love of heroes ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, to the Grateful Dead and J.S. Bach. His latest project, the Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio, showcases both Pascual's prowess in the traditional flamenco idiom as well as his innovative approach to this evolving art form. He is joined by master musicians Jose Moreno on Percussion and bassist Brad Barrett to round out this truly exhilarating and one of a kind ensemble.
Since the 2003 release of his debut solo recording "Cosas en Comun" Pascual's international touring schedule has brought him to venues including the Berkshire's own Tanglewood Jazz Festival, New York's 92nd ST. Y and Blue Note Jazz Club, The Panama Jazz Festival and Madrid's renowned Casa Patas. He has performed with a lengthy 'who's who' of top flamenco artists form Spain and the U.S. in addition to collaborations with an impressive range of artists including Grammy-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw, bassist John Patitucci (of Chick Corea's Band), pianist Danilo Perez (of the Wayne Shorter Qt), percussionist Jamey Haddad (of Paul Simon's group) and many others.