Jaco Abel Flamenco Eléctrico is performing at the MoonJune Festival Toledo on September 30, 2023.
Jaco Abel is an innovative, sensitive and chameleonic musician who was surrounded by some of the most relevant artists, in the Spanish Gypsy Flamenco tradition and through his career has worked with many of the best known musicians from the modern music world of today.
From the Gypsy Flamenco world and his roots, he has worked with: Estrella Morente, Barbería del Sur, José “el Francés”, Niña Pastori, Joaquín Cortes, Ketama, Barbería del Sur, Bernardo Parrilla, Antonio Carmona, Javier Colina, Pata Negra, Farruquito, Pepe Habichuela, Luis Amador, Diego del Morao, Guadiana, Carles Benavent, Tomatito, Niño Josele, Jorge Pardo, Chano Dominguez, Ramón “el Portugués”, Diego Amador, Enrrique Piculabe, Antonio “Agujetas”, Jose “Salao”, etc…
From his musical adventures and travels, he has worked with Jazz greats such as: Jimmy Smith, M’Shelle N’Dege O’Cello, Candy Dulfer, Tower of Power, Luis Salinas, Larry Harlow, Jimmy Cobb, Christian McBride, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Bob Sheppard, Howard Johnson, Peter Erskine, Thijs van Leer, Jeff Ballard, Larry Harlow (Fania all Stars), Meddy Gerville, Jovino Santos Neto, Vince Mendoza, Jerry Gonzalez, Alex Acuña, Sammy Figueroa, Rabih Abou Khalil, Gino Vannelli, Bombino, Mino Cinelu, etc…
A complete different way of aproaching the electric guitar, coming from his Spanish gypsie’s flamenco inheritance, self-taught on his instrument, Jaco Abel’s revealing work on “Flamenco Electrico” 2006 opened the door to a new sound and introduced the Electric Flamenco Guitar into the traditional flamenco music from Spain, as well as giving a new prospective and a twist in to the electric guitar world.
Combining concerts in Europe and internationally, in July 2011 he released “Ayaya” his third solo CD, playing the most pure Flamenco from the “Andaluzian Golden Age.” which dates back 100 to 150 years ago, played on his Marcovich custom electric flamenco guitar and inspired by Flamenco greats such as Ramón Montoya, Sabica, Niño Ricardo, Niña de los Peines, Mandeli, Carmen Amaya and others.
Jaco Abel has worked and collaborated with international brands and organizations: Dior, Loui Vuitton, Spanish Embassy, Instituto Cervantes, Holland and Bosnian Departments of Culture, Amnesty International, Spanish Olympic Commission, Endemol, Hendrix Foundation USA, Catalan Government Cultural Depatment, CSUN Jazz Band Los Angeles USA, and more.