Flamenco Guitarist and Composer, Jose Luis de la Paz 

Nominated for the United States Artists Fellowship 2016
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Press

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Nathan Brutell Corvallis Gazette-Times

Dec 14, 2015

“If you were God this is how you would play the guitar,” Boyd said. “His command of the guitar is just that ridiculous, there’s no other way to describe it.”

 

by Manuela Papino (Jondo Web Magazine)

“De mis manos” (Festival Internacional de Jerez) 2009

“Su fama de tener una mano derecha como ninguno, se ilustra en este repertorio, y su gran experiencia de acompañamiento al baile le da un compás perfecto y peculiar, que hace de José Luis de la Paz, solista, un músico y compositor de excepción.  La Rondeña “Todo lo ocupas tú”, pasa por la fuerza y la sutilidad de unas notas que parecen irreales.  Su toque es de los más personales de la guitarra de hoy, y sus composiciones, un fruto maduro sabroso que nos se puede perder”.

by Fran Pereira (El Diario de Jerez)

“De mis Manos” (Festival Internacional de Jerez) 2009

“José Luis de la Paz… demostró que es un músico de pies a cabeza y su somanta (guitarra), al menos como solista, es una de las mejores del país. Es un guitarrista muy personal, cuyo dominio de la mano derecha es considerable. Su pulsación es envidiable, un detalle que dota a su estilo de fortaleza y una vehemencia que tuvieron su máximo apogeo en la guajira”.

Berto Boyd

President of the Corvallis Guitar Society 2018

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

JOSÉ LUIS DE LA PAZ. GUITARRISTA Y COMPOSITOR FLAMENCO

"Ahora prima el flamenco de pasarela"

CORVALLIS GAZETTE

Spanish Flamenco Concert Dazzles Corvallis Crowd 

By Nathan Bruttell2015

HUELVA BUENAS NOTICIAS
El guitarrista onubense José Luis de la Paz interpretará el Concierto de Aranjuez en Iowa
by Redacción

Neil de la Flor (Knight Arts web review)

Nu Flamenco Colony Theatre 2012

‘Jose Luis remained the central figure who methodically nurtured his guitar with delicate, yet firm gestures that seemed to ask, rather than force, the music out.

 

“Nu Flamenco” created a language that emerged from these two artists who are fervently connected and conscious of their art’.

 

by Valdemar Phoenix (flamenco buzz)

“Mi Sentir” (Houston, TX) 2013

“I have seen many concerts in my 45 years of flamenco life, and these concerts by flamenco guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz and dancer Niurca Marquez rank as among the best! 

He is a poet of the flamenco guitar, with a expressive ability I have rarely heard.

by Jordan Levin (Miami Herald)

“Intimo” Festival Flamenco in the Sun, Miami 2004

“His playing was as expressive as a human voice…. hypnotic, complex, constantly changing”.

 

by R.E. Dinlocker Special Correspondent (Sun Sentinel)

“Intimo” Festival Flamenco in the Sun, Miami 2004

“Traditional flamenco strums, beats, and pauses leapt from his strings in a rousing mixture. Unlike the more constant cadences of Western pop, the rhythms of flamenco are the rhythms of life. Impatient heels or snapping fingers can demand attention while sweeping arms can caress a silence like the pause before a kiss”.