- Written by Marianna
Staff - Residential Flamenco Santa Cruz California
In his own words, James says,
“I'm a virtuoso acoustic Flamenco guitarist, with many years experience as both a soloist, dance and cante accompanist and composer.
I learned my Flamenco while living in Spain and working for noted author D.E. Pohren ("Art of Flamenco") and my influences were such as Agustin Rios Amaya, Joselero, Diego and Paco del Gastor, Fernandillo de Moron, Dieguito Amaya Torres, and many other authentic Gitano artists.
I teach theory, technique, harmony, composition, and improvisation....you don't have to be able to read music for these lessons.
Over the years, I've either played or shared venue With such as Rosa Montoya's Baile Flamenco, Los Flamencos de la Bodega, Cheech Marin, Robben Ford, Strictly Tango, Enrique Iglesias, Los Lobos, Mark Bittner ("Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill"), CLIO award winning writer Gary Tigerman, and many more. I've also recorded for TV (ABC TV in Hollywood) and film (including the "Consumer Power" series, about Ralph Nader for Bailey Film Associates, among others) Clients have included such as Emmy Award winning Director Ron Bacon (ABC TV, The Academy Awards), Hyatt St.Claire, Sonoma Mission Inn, Bank of America, Calpine, Sheraton Petaluma, Nordstrom, Avance, Napa Valley Museum, Georgios, Shoreline Amphitheater (opening for Enrique Iglesias), Cucina Rustica,Icon Capital, VIP Mobile, Cohn & Wolfe (event honoring Spiros Pissinos, Assistant Conductor of the N.Y. Philharmonic), Lapis Restaurant (event for the San Francisco Ballet), Borg Warner Corp., Ellen Farmer Productions, EJazz Entertainment, Oye Productions, as well as numerous private weddings, anniversaries, birthday celebrations, etc. References available. I also perform duet Flamenco guitar with Federico Mejia, a Bay area Flamenco guitar legend..... “
See James MacColl's new CD http://www.cdbaby.com/maccoll