Jason “El Rubio” McGuire’s mastery of the flamenco guitar began in Dallas, Texas as a jazz and classical guitar student. After relocating to New York to pursue a career in flamenco, McGuire was chosen to record with famed guitarist Carlos Heredia on his album Gypsy Flamenco (2004), and has since performed with numerous Spanish artists, including Jose Anillo, Chuscales and Alejandro Granados, as well as rock legend Carlos Santana and jazz artist Wynton Marsalis.
In 1997, McGuire became the musical director for Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos, an award-winning dance company whose flamenco productions have won critical and audience acclaim for innovation and choreography. McGuire is also the musical director for the New World Flamenco Festival, one of the top two flamenco festivals in the United States.
With McGuire on guitar, Terceto Kali and the Jason McGuire Trio is rounded out with Marlon Aldana on drums and cajón, and Paul Martin Sounder on upright bass. Seamlessly blending Flamenco, Latin, and Jazz, the Jason McGuire Trio has been nominated for “Best Ensemble” at the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards in the Bay Area. The group has been performing since 2014 with a deep dedication to inspirational compositions and incredible showmanship.