Don Soledad Trio presents: Parallels

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park

Flamenco and Jazz may be two separate art forms, yet their multi-faceted symmetries make them appear to evolve like parallels extending in the same direction, pointing to infinity like the tip of a pyramid, just never fully crossing.

Being native to these art forms, the trio (Don Soledad - guitar; John Olearchick - piano; percussionist TBA) perform this very crossing of musical genres and stylistic borders.

This project was inspired by and points to the likeness, but just as well uniqueness constituting Flamenco and Jazz music.

Joining the trio is guest flamenco dancer, Yamile Ochoa Saaib. Yamile is of Mexican and Lebanese descent, born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico. She began her flamenco dancing journey at the age of 8, and studied in different Flamenco Academies in Guadalajara such as Maria Antonia, Queti Clavijo, Solea and finally in Las Cabales (Dance Company).

She has participated in flamenco tablaos, as well as shows in theaters and flamenco fairs in Mexico, the United States and Spain. She has been part of the company "Las Cabales y Huellas Flamencas" directed by Hilda Prats (RIP), Triana Maciel Prats and Nino de los Reyes. She won second place in the National Meeting of Academias, organized in Aguascalientes.

Yamile has been living and continues her training in Spain (Seville),with different flamenco artists from Mexico, USA, Spain such as: Christina Aguirre, Hilda Prats, Aida Quintero, Mercedes Amaya, Cristo al Reyes, Maria Juncal, Manuel Guitierrez, Fanny Ara, Triana Maciel, Nino de los Reyes, Alfonso Losa, Jesus Carmona, Juan Polvillo, Susana Casas, Junco, Antonio Canales, Mercedes de Cordoba, Chiqui de Jerez, Lucia "La Piñona", Pedro Cordoba, Moneta, Jesus Carmona, among others.