ANTONIO GABARRI JIMENEZ,
Antonio was born in Madrid where he began playing Flamenco guitar in his youth. Following his inspiration of Manolo Sanlucar, Antonio quickly rose to playing in the top tablaos of Madrid Café de Chinitas, Corral de la Pacheca and Karibeu. He has accompanied such distinguished artists as La Chunga, Ramirez, La Chana, El Mimbre, and Carmela Greco. For over eight years, Antonio worked as guitarist for the renowned Lola Flores. In the mid-1980s, Antonio formed his own musical group, Los Cholos,. The group recorded several cd’s reaching audiences in Germany and England. Antonio joined the José Greco II Company as music director in 1992, with which he toured throughout the U.S. and Italy with Lola Greco, Carmela Greco & Jose Greco Jr. In 2001, he composed the music for Climax, a production dedicated to the life of José Greco. Antonio toured with the Greco family and this production to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.
DAVID CHIRIBOGA, Flamenco Guitarist
With origins from Ecuador, David was raised in Chicago and has been playing the guitar since his early teenage years. He has studied in with many master Flamenco guitarists in Granada, Madrid and Seville. He has also been trained in Classical guitar, majoring in Music Performance with Dr. Brian Torosian at Northeastern Illinois University. He currently performs with Ensemble Español and El Payo and has worked with The Guitars of Spain, Mezcal, Bandoleros and Soleo Flamenco Dance Company. He has played in various parts of the country and performed in many Chicago-land venues including the International Hot House, U.S. Cellular Field, Raw Bar, and Excalibur. He has also appeared on many major U.S. television and radio programs and was part of the Old Town School of Folk Music staff, both teaching and playing for Flamenco dance classes.
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