Jorge Miguel “Guitarra Flamenca/Flamenco Guitar”

2013 CFMA World Solo Artist of the Year

“Flamenco at it’s finest, fast, fluid and full of passion”

                  Nicholas Jennings, Penguin Eggs Magazine

Jorge Miguel is a Spanish Canadian Flamenco guitarist and composer.

Jorge's new CD "Guitarra Flamenca/Flamenco Guitar" is an exploration of the depth and breadth of Flamenco Guitar by an artist that has dedicated his life to this art form. Eight diverse songs styles, known in Flamenco circles as "palos", are performed with precision, passion and originality yet remain firmly rooted in tradition.

Jorge's family is from Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain, his parents moved from Seville to Toronto just one year before he was born. After years of trying to ignore his Spanish roots, Jorge realized his true calling was playing Flamenco. Jorge moved back to Spain in 1995 to immerse himself in the study of Flamenco Guitar, and he has not strayed from that path since.

Jorge has studied with maestro’s Manolo Sanlucar, Cañizares, José Antonio Rodriguez in Cordoba, Gerardo Nuñez in Sanlucar, Pepe Russo in Cadiz, Don Antonio Villar in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Carlos Del Rio in Madrid,  Augustin “Bola” Carbonell in Seville and attended workshops w/ Diego Del Morao and singer Rocio Marquez in Toronto. Jorge has also accompanied renowned dancers such as Esmeralda Enrique, Soledad Barrio, Isabel Bayon  and Maria Serrano.

In 2002 the Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble was formed with the mandate to take true Flamenco to audiences across Canada and beyond. The Ensemble combines the three pillars of Flamenco, the guitar, the dance and the song (el Toque, el Baile y el Canté). Jorge has performed over 1000 shows from Whitehorse, The Yukon to Antigonish, Nova Scotia as well as in the U.S. and Europe.

Jorge’s Ensemble was nominated in 2011 for Capacoa Touring Artist of the Year and Jorge was nominated for 2013 CFMA World Solo Artist and Instrumental Artist of the Year.

Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble

2011 CAPACOA Touring Artist of the Year nominee

“AMAZING...OLE!!!  It was fantastic, the crowd loved the show!”

The Pas Arts Council, MB

“The performance was absolutely fantastic! What amazing artists and SO great to work with…. after it was over, the group met with the public and answered questions, there was tremendous interest in their art form!”

Golden Prairie Arts Council, Carman, MB

“It was the first time we saw a Flamenco performance. I've always loved the Spanish guitar. The entire audience couldn't get enough.” 

Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB

“The group was spectacular… I’m proud to have presented them.” 

Horizon Stage, Spruce Grove, AB

“I thought the concert last night was great. I loved the music, rhythm and dancing. The group was very friendly and approachable; they stayed and answered questions after the concert. I hope they have a wonderful tour across the prairies and I am going to recommend to my friends and family to go see them if they are coming to a town nearby.”

Minnedosa Performing Arts Committee, Minnedosa,MB

“What a treat! Not only for the audiences who were fortunate to hear and see such amazing flamenco concert, but also for our organization to work with these professional and accommodating artists on such large touring project. Presenter and audience response was enthusiastic, with standing ovations at every concert. The Jorge Miguel Ensemble is nothing short of brilliant.  They are accomplished musicians who make their genre so approachable. A delight!”

Lynne Bailey, Executive Director, Prairie Debut Inc.