“I bought a brand new soul today. For the old one had a stain of a love that went away. The painters are in the desert and the musicians are in Spain. Its just so hard to know which way to go when the lights are all green” J. Bañuelos from “You've only got today”.

My music is drawn from the many journeys I have taken, weather it be a small jouney to the ocean with my skateboard to a 5 year stint in Andalucia, my music is just a reflection of the people, places and emotions. Without them, I would have no song. it took awhile to process the many lessons that have been bestowed onto me and I have taken each one close to my heart, they have become apart of me and they change with me. Each time I play my guitar I get reminded of where I was and where I want to be. I want to share my music with you all and I look forward to the next journey, the one where we meet.

Alba Flamenca next show August 14th at the Pittsburgh winery

Hey Pittsburgh Familia,

First I want to thank you for all your support for Alba Flamenca this past spring at our Shows at the Pittsburgh Winery. You have pushed us to bring you new tunes each show and have help sell out each show and from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for this. Some great news is that Alba flamenca will be back at the Pittsburgh Winery on August 14th, 2016 @ 7pm. Tickets are $15 in advanced and $20 at the door and you can buy them now in order to secure yourselves a spot to enjoy the magic of Flamenco. Currently our fearless leader, Carolina Loyola- Garcia is in Spain, soaking up the sounds of Flamenco and starting new projects and will be on fire when she hits the stage on August 14th. Alba Flamenca is currently rehearsing for this show and performing some private parties in the meantime and if anyone is interested in a private show please contact me at 520-309-5321 and we can see what we can arrange.

Alba Flamenca has been lucky enough to have Guillermo Rodriguez- Bey from San Fernando, Cadiz, España perform with us and he will bring some great Aire from San Fernando with his voice and Guitar. Maria Nunez will also be on stage with us as she has brought a lot of great footwork and new Bailes time and time again. Flor Isava- Machi will also be performing some new material for all of you on August 14th and like always she will be on fire that night with blazing footwork and Aire. So Familia, I know there is a small break in performances but we will be more than ready on August 14th to see you at the Pittsburgh Winery. Hope everyone has a lovely summer and enjoy all the great music that is going on in the great Steel City.

Mucho Amor y Paz,

 

Jon Bañuelos
Alba Flamenca

Review of Fiesta Flamenca 2016

Hello Familia,

We had an amazing turnout for our Fiesta Flamenca 2016. Over 250 attendees plus some amazing musical guest artists helped make this show oh so special. We could not have done it without all your help so I want to thank all who came out to see some great Flamenco. Here is a review with some photos from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Below is also a photo from the show taken by Pablo Castro. I can’t wait until next year’s fiesta but you don’t have to. Our next tablao is February 28th at the Pittsburgh Winery. Show will start at 7pm and you can purchase tickets online for $10 or at the door for $15. See you there.

Jon

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Fiesta Flamenca 2/6/16 at 8pm @ The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater

Hola Familia,

It is Fiesta Flamenca time again and what a perfect way to get out of the winter blues with some fiery Flamenco, food and wine. The show starts at 8pm and it will be held again at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty and please go to this page to get your tickets ahead of time and a great price of $15 Showclix tickets, just click on the link and you will be directed to the site. You can also purchase tickets at the door for $20. I am looking forward to this years show for Alba Flamenco has a new Dancer to add to the stage, Maria Nuñez from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, who has brought some new fire and aire to our company as well as two guests artists, Tony Depaolis on Bass and Eric Singer on Saxophone. This is going to be a great lineup and of course the amazing dancing of Carolina Loyola-Garcia, Flor Isava-Machi, Susan Englert, Aticha, and Michelle Gil-Montero.

So come out and get your Flamenco on at our annual Fiesta Flamenca and watch the winter blues melt away. For more info please go to Alba Flamenc Facebook Page.

 

Peace,

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Flamenco Wednesdays @Pallantia Restaurant 7-10pm

Happy New Year familia,

I sure am looking forward to this new year filled with music, travel and lots of fun. To start off on the right foot, I am going to be performing a regular Wednesday night gig at Pallantia Spanish restaurant on Wednesdays from 7-10pm. This is a new and exciting restaurant in Shadyside and I am happy to be playing alongside James Bond, from Alba Flamenca, as a duo guitar group. The restaurant has bar seating as well as table seating so you can enjoy tapas to a full meal and I hear the Paella is mouth watering. So come out and enjoy some great music and food and let’s keep the festivities rolling. Ciao for now.

 

Jon B.jonbanuelos

Who is Alma Mura? Come find out 12/8 and 12/13

Hello familia,

I have a very exciting new project that I am so eager to share with you all and that is Alma Mura. We are a wonderful trio that was built right here in Pittsburgh. Our set up is voice, guitar and tuba and the sound is a Croatian-Latin Jazz feel with some classy sultry vocals. On our website there is more info about each member and you can hear us on 12/8/15 at the Melwood screening room from 6-8pm with a suggested $20 donation. This event is in hosted by GASP in support of a photo exhibition about named “In the air”.

Then on 12/13/15 Alma Mura will be at the Pointbreezeway located at 7113 Reynolds Street, Point Breeze, PA 15208. The show is $20 and it will be an intimate night with Alma Mura along with complimentary beverages and in-house fresh made food.

Its going to be amazing!

Thank you for all your support and see you all very soon,

 

Jon Banuelos

New track up “The Tale of Dawn”

Hey Family, I just posted a new track on my bandcamp page and it is called “The Tale of Dawn” and I recorded it back in 2008 on my first album Inside the Sun. As I go through my songs that I’m setting aside to record, I tend to go over older songs that still have meaning and strong connection to. Especially during Thanksgiving, I get reminded as to why I make music and why I want to share it with all of you. I am thankful to play for all of you and this song is a strong reminder of where I began my musical journey and where it will take me. Love to you all and please share a seat at the table with someone you Love.

Happy Holidays,

Jon Banuelos

Jon Banuelos is now on Bandcamp

Hey Familia, how has the indian summer been for you all? Well I love me some sun and most of all when the weather gets chilly I pick up my guitar and make music. So I am currently in the studio recording my second album and I want you all to please check out my own page at Bandcamp. This is a site that allows musicians to upload their music and sell to their wonderful fans anywhere in the world. Here is the link: Jon Banuelos Bandcamp and right now I have one of the songs that will go on my album. I do appreciate all the support I can get and please stay tuned for more news about my new album coming soon…. Jon Banuelos 2014 bw

Pittsburgh Winery 8/30/15 7pm

Did somebody say Flamenco? You got it, we are back again at our fave spot in the the strip, the Pittsburgh Winery. The show starts at 7pm and we have two special guests this time. Colter Harper, back home From Ghana, on Cajon and Local Fave Bass master, Tony Depaolis, will be laying groove to the whole affair. I love this place and the wine and ambiance are just what Flamenco needs to breathe. So come on down and here is a link to buy some tix, https://www.showclix.com/event/AlbaFlamencaPGH.

It is a Flamenco weekend and lets keep it that way.

 

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TRAF is happening now…June 13th Jon Banuelos and Alba Flamenca

Hey Pittsburgh, it is Festival time again and I am so proud to say that this is the third year playing this amazing festival. A huge thanks to Pittsburgh and Veronica Corpuz for your amazing support. I will be performing alongside Luc Savage on Saturday June 13th from 12-1pm on the acoustic stage. Then at 5-6pm Alba Flamenca will take the stanwix stage and rock the flamenco into you. Carolina is in Spain but we will try hard to get her duende with us while we perform y Volando VOY!!!

Please come down and enjoy the amazing music, arts, tech, film, food and fun only at the coolest fest in the southwest, Pa that is. Keep the festival Free is what they say but most importantly, just keep coming to the festival. See you all there.

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NEKO CASE THE SAME NIGHT!

Alba Flamenca at Pittsburgh Winery 5/3/15 6-8pm

Alba Flamenca photo 2015Hey Pittsburgh, my favorite month is here and so is Flamenco. Alba Flamenca will be performing on Sunday May 5th from 6-8pm at the Pittsburgh WInery in the Strip District. We are so excited to perform here for they have a great intimate atmosphere, great wine and a stage that is begging for some Flamenco. Here is the link to purchase tickets https://www.showclix.com/event/AlbaFlamenca or you can just show up and purchase tickets at the door. It will be a great time and the more people we get the more opportunity we have to make this a Monthly Tablao event. See you there!