Sergio de Lope and his ensemble are part of the new generation of creative flamenco makers, building veritable bridges between flamenco and jazz. Awarded Best Flamenco Instrumentalist at the 2017 Festival de la Unión, Sergio “sings” flamenco with his flute and his saxophone and transforms expressive “flamenco soul” into jazzy compositions. A collaborator with flamenco stars such as Farruquito, Sergio makes his New York debut with Ser de luz, a piece that expresses the emotive power of flamenco in all its aspects. Accompaniment is provided by “El Mati” (voice), David Caro (guitar), Juanfe Pérez (bass), and Javier Rabadán (percussion).
Guest artist: Sonia Olla (dancer)
Sergio de Lope
Sergio de Lope, a flamenco-jazz flutist and saxophonist, was born in 1985 at Priego de Córdoba (Spain). He started his music studies of saxophone at 8 but it is at age 16 when he decides to start on the flute in a self-taught way to play Flamenco. Later, he is a graduated of the Advanced Music conservatory of Córdoba, specialising on Flamencology (“Flamecología”, in Spanish).