Music: The Eduardo Niebla Experience

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Stpehen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, Friday June 8 at 7.30pm

Formidable flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla returns to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

The guitarist and composer, who has been trailblazing his exhilarating flamenco/jazz fusion for more than 40 years, will perform in the Round on Friday June 8 at 7.30pm.

Eduardo has collaborated with George Michael, Craig David and Juno Reactor, as well as some of the world’s top music, jazz and classical artists.

Accompanied by guitarist Matthew Robinson and Dharmesh Parmar (tabla), Eduardo starts a five-date concert tour at the Stephen Joseph.The concert will feature 12 compositions from Eduardo’s extensive 40 years of repertoire.

This programme is a snapshot of Eduardo’s international life; a passionate journey from his early years in Morocco, to his impoverished

flamenco roots in Spain and his discovery of jazz and the freedom of improvisation. Pieces such as Calle de la Tiña vividly evoke the life in Albaicín Granada, Rosie the influence of Arabic culture, whilst My Gypsy Waltz is a virtuosic dedication to gypsy styles of playing around the world.

India and the raga Bluebells Garden are directly inspired by Eduardo’s tours there and his Django Reinhardt inspired number I Can Fly Now says it all.

It is this mastery of the guitar and its many disciplines that has enabled Eduardo to fly, musically speaking, creating a highly lyrical and virtuosic style of playing.

Eduardo said: “I always try to find those deep places in my music, and notes that you never thought were there.

“The power of music to connect us all is a wonderful thing and it’s great to be returning to this really wonderful venue once again.”

Tickets: 017223 370541