Experience the ONLY 1 NIGHT of live flamenco show in LA featuring Spain's flamenco sensation, Cristo Cortes!
Prepare for a mesmerizing evening of electrifying rhythms,
accompanied by the extraordinary guitar talents of Ricardo Diaz and Jose Tanaka.
Witness the captivating baile performances of Ryan Zermeño and Mizuho Sato.
Don't miss out on this unforgettable event at the prestigious Hermosa Beach Community Theatre.
Get your tickets now before they're gone!
8/30/23 Wednesday 7pm
at Hermosa Beach Community Theatre
710 Pier Ave. Hermosa beach, CA 90254
Cante (Vocal) : Cristo Cortes
Guitarra (Guitar) : Ricardo Diaz, Jose Tanaka
Baile (Dance) : Ryan Zermeño, Mizuho Sato
Cristo Cortés was born in Marseille into a family of singers originally from the region of Almeria (Andalusia). Since the age of 6, he debuted in weddings and juergas, then quickly began performing on stage with his brothers. He participated in the biennial flamenca de Lyon and the biennial in Seville. He's toured the US and Mexico with Andrés Marin and performed in the opening of the Festival de Nîmes along with Tomatito, Niño de Pura, Manolo Franco and Marina Heredia. He has performed with Paquera de Jerez, and he toured in France with the show Romancero Gitano and more recently performed with El Choro, Jose Maya and Montse Cortes. Cristo Cortés is currently recognized as the best flamenco singer resident in France, respected and solicited by many artists throughout the world thanks to his unique voice and to his expansive knowledge of the art of flamenco due to his many years of experience on stage.
See you at the Theatre!
Ricardo Diaz discovered the art of flamenco in San Francisco, CA where he began his studies with guitarist Jorge Liceaga. At the advice of his teacher and mentor Mr. Liceaga, Ricardo started traveling to Madrid, Spain where he studied with Guitar Masters: "El Entri," "Canito," Jose Luis Rodrigues, David Cerraduela and El Viejin from Cano Roto in Madrid. Ricardo would soon begin working extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area Flamenco clubs or "Tablaos" accompanying many Bay Area and National Flamenco artists. Soon after, Ricardo started traveling the US and the world performing in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Geneva, Marseille , Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Beijing and Paris.
Ricardo would appear on Shaw TV, CBC Canada, Fox TV, NBC and TF1 in France. He was interviewed in Argentina with Flamenco Magazine, ''Contratiempo'' and Flamenco websites such as SF Flamenco and Luna del Olivar in Argentina including interviews at the SF Chronicle and several radios, magazines and media outlets.
Ricardo has worked and collaborated with several Dance Companies and institutions to mention Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, Caterina Costa in Rome and Yjastros in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Flamenco a Dos in Seattle. He has performed in Seville, Spain in Peña Torres Macarena, El Chozas and Cerro del Aguila in several Tablaos. He’s played in several Flamenco Festivals around the world including Grenoble, Vancouver, Dallas, Albuquerque, Avignon and Mont de Marsan in France. Ricardo performed with world renowned Flamenco Artists such as La Tania, Alejandro Granados, Jesus Montoya, Jose Anillo, Juan del Gastor, Carmen Ledesma, Cristo Cortes, Pastora Galvan, Juan Antonio Suarez ''Canito'', Teo Morca, Timo Lozano, Alegria Suarez, Rafael Amargo, and Andres Marin.
Ricardo recorded his debut album, "Travesuras", in Jerez de La Frontera.
Born in Kyoto Japan, and raised by family steeped in the Flamenco arts.
Tanaka ventured away from Flamenco and began playing the electric guitar at age 13 came to the United States to study Jazz, Blues, Latin and Rock styles and theory at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California and continued to perform with various bands throughout greater Los Angeles.
After being a guitar instructor for few years, at the age of 24 Tanaka rediscovered his passion for Flamenco and pursued further study in Seville and Madrid, Spain.
He has performed with Antonio Rey, Joaquin Grilo, Belen Maya, Maria Juncal, Cocha Jareño, Carmen Ledesma, Manuela Rios, Ivan Vargas, Domingo Ortega, Juan Antonio Suarez “Canito”, Juan Triviño, Pedro Estache, Ramon Stagnaro, Efrain Toro, Luis Peña, Antonio Cortez "Chiquitete, Julia Migenes, David Williams, Jonathan Moffett, Eddie Miller.
José Tanaka has toured throughout United States, Europe, Israel and Japan performed in many well-known places (Hollywood Bowl in LA, Olympia in Paris, Acropolis in Athens, Tarantos in Barcelona, El Flamenco in Tokyo etc.).
José Tanaka has released his debut album/CD “Gypsy’s Dream” in 1999. Featuring top session musicians percussionist Alex Acuña, wind player Pedro Estache. In 2004, he has released his 2nd Flamenco album/CD “Lluvia” with Domingo Ortega and Manuel De La Malena.
Flamenco Dancer from Santa Barbara, CA
Brother of Daniela Zermeño at ZDA
Check Mizuho's bio here