MP3 Jesus Montoya - Sentimiento Gitano
FLAMENCO, FROM SEVILLA SPAIN. I AM FLAMENCO SINGER
8 MP3 Songs in this album (53:34) !
Related styles: WORLD: Flamenco, WORLD: Gypsy
TODAY Jesus Montoya is a Gypsy Flamenco Singer and Composer from Seville, Spain. He is a man of overwhelming integrity who sets a paramount higher standard in self expectation and in others who work with him. He is artistic director of the most well repected flamenco performance company: Montoya Flamenco Dance and Music Company which is widely known for putting on the greatest and most exciting flamenco shows worldwide. This award winning 11 member company of distinguished flamenco artists are nothing less than brilliant and tantilizing. Most recent accomplishment is the releaase of his 8th CD recording with musical genius Osvaldo Golijov and Duetsche Grammophon which featured Jesus Montoya as the voice of Ruiz Alonzo and thee incredible staged production and recording of "AINADAMAR" "FOUNTAIN OF TEARS" which is a double winner of the 2007 Grammy Awards for "BEST CLASSICAL CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITION" and "BEST OPERA RECORDING." HOW I GOT MY START Jesus was born in Spain into one of the oldest gypsy families in 1966. He is steeped in flamenco purity and power leaving his audiences feeling enchanted, captivated and deeply loved. At the charismatic early age of seven, Jesus was known throughout his pueblo in Andalucia, Spain as "El Rey del Fandango" where he was received non-stop invitations for him to sing wherever he went. By age nine, Jesus discovered "his calling," quit elementary school and began a professional singing career. By age thirteen, touring had become second nature and he realized just where his singing could take him. Jesus came to the United States of America in 1990 at a focussed and driven age of 23, speaking absolutely no English and packed with a "killer smile" and on e great sense of humor. It was not long before Jesus began immediately touring with the most accomplished flamenco artists this side of Spain, capitivating enthusiastic American audiences and the media''s attention. America had embraced Jesus as the best flamenco singer from Spain. Jesus, "El Genio Gitano" "the Gypsy Dynamo" (whose also an incredible knock-out dancer!!) beccame this high-powered flamecno legend very quicly, yet he still did not know any english. Continuing the flamenco tours, this commanding artist began to learn english from watching cartoons in-between rehearsals and performances. Creating greater media interest from city to city across the United States and in Canada, Jesus rose to the very top earning him a new media nick name as "The Pavarotti of Flamenco." Jesus has continued living in California, where he writes and records flamenco music and teaches dance and music at his studio. Now married, he is a proud father of two small children who are both passionately following in his footsteps. TELEVISION RECORDINGS- NIKE, WINDSTAR, COCA-COLA,EVERYDAY ENERGIZER, and others. FILM APPEARANCES & RECORDINGS- "SOMBRA DEL SOL," "SOLEDAD," and "GYPSY GIRL." ALSO "SCREEN ACTORS GUILD" "SAG"