Flamenco Express presents raw flamenco puro at the hottest flamenco night in Brighton. The fiercest form of human expression yet devised from La Joaquina, Chris Clavo, Javier Macías and guest Jesus Olmedo.
At 15 years old, Jesus danced in the award-winning film “El otro barrio”. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined “Juanma” as principal male sololist, performing the premier of ”De raiz”with the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid.
From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group “Querencia”which performed to public and critical acclaim.
In 2009 Jesus arrived in London, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance.
Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe.
‘..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beats…tumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.’
A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim.
"Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. "
From San Roque (Cadiz) into a family in which this flamenco is way of life, Javier learned his art from a very early age.
He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child. And has performed extensively in Europe, participating in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio.
“This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina” Time Out
“What was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement” South Wales Evening Post.