Pepe Justicia Flamenco Group
Pepe Justicia (guitar)
Ana Maria Blanco (dance)
Pepe de Joaquina (vocals, dance)
Laura Mateo (vocals, dance)
Jesus Alvarez (guitar)
Pepe Justicia is one of the leading contemporary flamenco guitarists in Spain. He has collaborated with such well-known and renowned musicians as Chocolate, Enrique Morente, Rancapino, Turronero, Chano Lobato, The Tati, Mariquilla, Carmen Cortes, Joaquķn Grilo, Felipe Campuzano, Gerardo Nśńez, Manolo Sanlucar, Nina Corti and others. Pepe Justicia’s style is unique and recognisable – passionate technique and his characteristic sound, from Aranjuez’ concertos to flamenco, jazz and pop music. Awards: International First Prize Of Flamenco Guitar (Jerez de la Frontera in 1987 and 1999), Criticism's National Reward – Best Flamenco Guitar Record in 2002 (Madrid).
Ana Maria Blanco - classical flamenco dancer with powerful elegance. She has performed everywhere in the world with such musicians as Paco Cepero, Manuel Morao, Pepe Justicia and others. She has performed in New York (Carnegie Hall), France (Theater Marigni), Germany, Switzerland, Latvia, England, Marocco, Portugal, Venezuela, etc. In 1985 she won the First Prize at the Spanish National Television Dance Competition.
Pepe de Joaquina – flamenco singer and dancer. At the age of 17 he won the First Prize at the Jerez Dance Competition. He has performed with many significant flamenco artists (including Rocio Jurado, Antonio Gades, Lola Flores and Sara Baras) and performed in England, the USA (Broadway, Los Angeles, The Fertile Plains, San Francisco), Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico.
Laura Mateo – flamenco singer and dancer, young talented woman in Cante Jerezano style. She is an acclaimed for her special rhythmical feeling and interpretations. She has performed with the Pepe Justicia Flamenco Group at peńas and flamenco festivals and given performances in Spain and Latvia. She has recently recorded her first CD.
Jesus Alvarez is an outstanding young guitarist of Jerez who has performed in Europe and the USA with several flamenco groups. He is a distinguished guitar partner for singers and dancers. Jesus has collaborated with many flamenco musicians on recording CDs.