Ken Leighton 5 p.m., Feb. 21
Genre: Latin | Tejano
Inception: San Diego, 2007
Influences: Pepe Romero, Dizzy Gillespie, Jack DeJohnette, Miles Davis, Carlos Santana
"As the time keeper of the group," says Flamenco Nova drummer Carlos Rull, "I have thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of improvisation and expression with Flamenco Nova. And being able to mix musical genres and styles within a Flamenco context."
Approaching the flamenco style with a loose, jazzy improvisational feel is a challenge as well as a joy. "It’s all about creating music within the moment. There is a certain Zen quality that I like about it."
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