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José Salazar

is a Classical and Flamenco guitarist and Composer who has played at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for fourteen years. He has also played concerts in Spain, Mexico and the United States.

José Salazar is currently performing at the open mike nearly every Tuesday at the Brickyard Pizza in Albuquerque, NM.

He has performed with the New Southwest Orchestra in New Mexico.

José and his friend, Gloria, started up a trio called Gypsy Thunder last year. Gypsy Thunder now has a bass player and they are playing lots of gigs this year. Gloria plays percussion (conga, djembe, etc.). Thousands of people come to hear José play. He gets lots of compliments and is working on assembling a new CD of some of his recordings.

Salazar's new CD is available directly from the composer/performer via this web site.

Salazar's compositions reflect the 20th century classical guitar tradition. He is seeking opportunities for recitals and concerts in the USA and abroad. Please contact him via his contact page on this site.

Upcoming Performances:

Virtuoso Classical Guitarist Recital
at: Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, NYC, USA
on: April 8, 2009
Wednesday, 8:00 PM


Jos´e; Salazar will be playing at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 8, 2009 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 and $25. Students and Seniors are $20. Ticket information at Box Office, Carnegie Hall Charge (212) 247-7800 or /www.carnegiehall.com

Mr. Salazar has studied with Maestros Emilio Pujol and Andres Segovia in Spain; and received his B.A. in Music from U.N.M. where he studied with Hector Garcia.

Mr. Salazar was the recipient of the 1984-85 Solo Performance Grant from the NEA. He has performed in concerts in Spain, Mexico and the United States, where he has played at Carnegie Hall yearly, since 1988.

"Mr. Salazar's playing was certainly accomplished, his musicianship is unquestioned and there was an incredible fluidity to his music as he traversed it." Bert Weschler, NY Daily News.

"Impressive performance of his own works, a 'Fantasia' that lasted about ten minutes and a shorter tone picture, 'Enchanted Land' ...the latter began with gripping atmospheric harmonies so uncanny to the aspects of New Mexico's landscape. 'Fantasia' in contrast, ranged through several themes and moods in a pleasing cycle of variations and repetitions that created wide musical spaces...Salazar mesmerized the audience through his poetic intensities and velocity." David Noble, The Albuquerque Journal.

Mr. Salazar's recital will include works by Isaac Albeniz; Francisco Tarrega; Emilio Pujol; J.S. Bach; Antonio Lauro; Juaquin Rodrigo; Sabicas; as well as two classical pieces and two flamenco pieces by José Salazar himself.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the main box office at Carnegie Hall and at the Recital Hall Box Office (one hour prior to the concert). General admission: $24.00; balcony, students and seniors:$20.
You are invited.

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