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"José Luis brings the classic style of traditional Flamenco into the modern era with not only jaw-dropping technique, but with a depth of emotion that will cause a powerful awakening in the hearts of his listeners"

"Jose Luis trae el estilo clásico del flamenco tradicional a nuestra era, no solo dejando a todos con la boca abierta, sino causando un profundo despertar en el corazón de quienes lo escuchan"


Berto Boyd

President of the Corvallis Guitar Society, 2018

Photo: J. Manuel Alconchel


Jose Luis de la Paz (1967) Considered one of the best guitarists of his generation, his virtuosity, knowledge of tradition, and his work as a composer, in addition to a unique interpretive personality Jose Luis de la Paz is, definitely, an artist who breaks the flamenco boundaries.


De la Paz has been awarded during his career, both in competition and in recognition of his work. In 1990 he was mentioned in the book Agenda Flamenca by Félix Grande as one of the best guitarists of the moment. and he is mentioned by Félix Grande in his book Agenda Flamenca (1990) as one of the best guitarists of the moment.


Among his collaborations, he wrote the music for Ballet de Cristina Hoyos, Belén Maya and for Siudy Garrido. Likewise, José Luis has collaborated with great Flamenco artists such as José Mercé, Farruquito or Antonio Canales and with artists from other disciplines such as Concha Buika, Colin Farish, Big-Band Raíces, Federico Britos.


In an approach to symphonic music, he collaborates with the Amor Brujo project for Ballet Flamenco, with artistic direction by Siudy Garrido, for the L.A. Philharmonic under the direction of Maestro Gustavo Dudamel (2015 & 2019). In 2018 he performed the Aranjuez Concerto with the Des Moines Philharmonic and received a US Artists nomination.


He got recognized by the Marquis Who is Who Foundation for contribution to the arts during 2022-23, and his name was inscribed in the US Library of Congress.


In recent years in the USA, de la Paz has created new recording and concert projects, highlighting his albums “Introspective” (2020), “Olé-Olá” (2022) and his live projects “De la Paz Sinfónico” (2023), “De a Paz Trio” (2020-2023) and “Solaz” (2023).


Recent Collaborations:

2021 Premiere “Introspective” at the Knight Concert Hall Adrienne Arsht 


2020 Composed the music for the project “Decameron 20:20” by Susana Di Palma 


2020 Inaugural Concert New York for Flamenco Festival


2018 Creating the Scores for the film “Finding Compás” by Kathy Douglas

2018 Artistic Direction and Production o the album “Tapiz” by Sephardic singer Susana Behar (singer)


Diez por Uno (available on Spotify)

Olé-Olá (available on Spotify)

Introspective (available on Spotify)

Escenas de Yerma (available on Spotify)

Featured Albums:

Bailaora, mis pies son mi voz by Siudy Garrido (2 Grammy Nominations)

The east of the evening star by Collin Farish

Tapiz by Susana Behar

Big-Band Raíces


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