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Daniel Girón Trio
June 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Born in Bogota, Girón grew up listening to his dad’s Spanish guitar albums but gravitated to rock when he taught himself the guitar at age 16. By age 17, seeking a more solid foundation, Girón began his classical guitar studies in the School of Music Luis A. Calvo in Bogota under the direction of Humberto Franco. Later, he studied music at the Pedagogica Nacional University, where he took classes with the great Colombian guitarist and composer Gentil Montana. His studies there included flamenco guitar and modern harmony with Martinez – three years after he first saw him play on TV! Girón also attended Great Lectures of Classical Guitar instructed by Eduardo Fernandez, Leo Brower, Tomas Patterson and Alirio Diaz, among other great maestros.
In 2003, Girón moved to the U.S. on a work visa to play regularly with a touring Colombian music band. He eventually relocated to the Tampa area, where he has stayed active in musical productions, arrangement and performances, in addition to building a guitar teaching practice over the past 15 years. He keeps a busy local performance schedule, averaging five nights a week playing for private parties, high-end restaurants and hotels, including the lobby bar at the Don Cesar hotel in St. Petersburg and the Spanish restaurant Vizcaya. He has also played regularly at the University of South Florida, in addition to numerous Latin festivals and classical recitals. Though it was Colombian music that brought him to the U.S., he much prefers the Spanish and Cuban music that happens to be very popular – and keeps him working constantly – in the Tampa Bay area. His sets blend well known new flamenco songs by the likes of Ottmar Liebert and Jesse Cook with original material.
This show will be trio format, Guitar, Upright Bass and Drums
$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share.