Don Soledad presents “Arte y Pasíon” (Art and Passion) – an evening of flamenco.
Join Don Soledad on flamenco guitar, Josip Zambrano on percussion, Jon Warcholak on bass and flamenco dancer Briana Small while they take you on a journey to Southern Spain.
"Arte y Pasíon" features original compositions from Soledad’s two albums, new repertoire and Don’s favorite compositions from Spanish flamenco guitar maestros as well as other surprises.
Guitarist and recording artist Don Soledad has been a mainstay in the US and Florida talent pool since his move from the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon his arrival, Don has released two original albums and more recently, a 3 song EP in 2020. His dedication to the art of flamenco guitar started under the tutelage of flamenco guitar maestros living in the US, as well as in Andalucia, Spain. Performance highlights include; opening for Jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell, stints at the Versace Mansion in South Beach and performing for Gloria Estefan’s private parties as well as being the house band for 5 years at the Estefan’s resort Costa d’Este in Vero Beach.
Briana Small, one of Central Florida’s most talented up-and-coming dancers, is one of the principal dancers for the local Orlando dance academy Flamenco del Sol. She has been dancing flamenco for 11 years and under the direction of maestra Tammy Weber Millar for 8 years. Briana is currently on rehearsals for a production under the direction by one of Madrid’s best flamenco dancers and artistic director for ‘Spain’s Got Talent’ show Carlos Rodriguez.
Josip Zambrano is a percussionist, musical arranger, producer, and radio host. He was born and raised in Valencia, Venezuela. From a young age, he started his studies in the city's music school. He continued his studies in the Simón Bolívar Music Conservatory in Caracas and then began his career as a percussionist in different symphonic orchestras and carrying out different specialties in the artistic area, as well teaching music, singing in choirs, arranging music and producing cultural events. With the "Ensamble de Metales," he traveled to perform and study in France and Spain in different festivals. He then turned to Flamenco, playing Cajón at Tablaos. Teaching and performing this instrument in various flamenco academies and theatrical productions, he had the opportunity to play with national and international figures in the musical and dancing scene. As a radio host, he is awarded with the "Torbellino" National Award for promoting the Flamenco with his semanal show "Tirititran Radio." In the last year, he has had the opportunity to perform with local artists in Southeast Asia, Thailand, India, and Nepal and complete his studies in Music Therapy and Mantra in the international association Yoga Alliance. Currently residing in Orlando (EEUU), he is getting in touch with the many academies and artists of the Flamenco Scene in Central Florida while performing and teaching this beautiful art.
Jon Warcholak is a freelance bassist in the Central Florida area performing most styles on bass guitar and upright bass.