Paco Sevilla has dedicated his life to the flamenco guitar. After living and studying with gypsies in Andalucía, Spain, for long periods, he performed widely as a soloist carrying on the tradition of such venerable masters as Paco Peña, Serranito, and Paco de Lucía. He appeared in nightclubs, on television, and on the concert stages of major venues across the USA, including New York’s Lincoln Center, Boston’s Town Hall, Tempe’s Gammage Auditorium, Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and San Diego’s Civic Theater.
Paco provided soundtrack for the Stephan J. Cannell television series “Stingray” and was featured extensively in a widely shown Mexican television documentary on bullfighting. As a dance accompanist, he has performed with many of flamenco’s top artists, among them the great Carmen Mora and master dance teacher and choreographer, Manolo Marín. He toured the Eastern United States and Canada with The Boston Flamenco Ballet, most of the states west of the Mississippi with Maruja Vargas, and Mexico with Musica y Danzas de España. His own dance companies have been acclaimed, with The San Diego Union placing one of his productions on a list of the ten best dance performances of the year.
Paco is also highly regarded as a flamencologist. For twelve years he published and wrote for the flamenco magazine, Jaleo. His articles have appeared in Guitar & Lute, The Journal of Flamenco Artistry, Flamenco International Magazine (England), Sevilla Flamenca (Spain), and Flamenco (Germany). He co-wrote the booklet for the CD collection, Duende, along with Spanish flamencologist, Balbino Gutiérrez and flamenco record producer, Ricardo Pachón. His four books, Queen of the Gypsies: The Life and Legend of Carmen Amaya; Paco de Lucía: A New Tradition for the Flamenco Guitar; Flamenco Dance: Secrets of the Professionals; and Seeking Silverio: The Birth of Flamenco, have been enthusiastically acclaimed by critics and aficionados.
Paco is also known for the effectiveness of his teaching and coaching, with a number of his guitar, cante, and dance students going on to professional careers.
If you are interested in any classes or have any questions, please contact Paco directly: firstname.lastname@example.org