Kai Narezo

Kai Narezo

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Kai Narezo is a contemporary Flamenco guitarist whose traditional background comes through even in his most modern compositions. From solo work to his quartet ( guitar, voice, percussion and bass ) to full dance shows Kai delivers an authentic yet contemporary Flamenco experience.

Biography

Kai was born in New York and began studying Flamenco guitar with Dennis Koster while accompanying at Fazil’s for Jose Molina. He spent six months in Mexico City honing his dance accompaniment skills with Antonia Amaya before moving to Granada, Spain, where he spent most of his time studying with Juan Fernandez and Miguel Angel Cortés. After this he moved to Moscow, Russia (it’s a long story) where he performed and taught for almost three years.

After another year in Spain studying with, among others, Enrique de Melchor, he received a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Here he became music director and first guitar for the Ramon de Los Reyes Spanish Dance Theatre, a gig that was to last five years, and began his collaboration with singer Fernando de Malaga in the Kai Narezo Flamenco Quartet.

He has also worked with many top Flamenco artists such as Nino and Isaac De Los Reyes, Clara Ramona, Omayra Amaya, and dozens more, as well as being a founding member of the Flamenco fusion group Azafán and working with the Worcester Symphony Orchestra, Dance Umbrella Boston, New Dance Horizons, the Boston Ballet and many other companies.

Discography

Vueltas - Featuring eight of Kai’s compositions with some of Spain’s top musicians . Available on iTunes or at www.KaiNarezo.com

Tradición - The Cante of Fernando “El Roto” Traditional Cante Flamenco with guitar arrangements by Kai Narezo and the percussion of Patric Oliver. Available at www.KaiNArezo.com

Set List

Varies depending on configuration of musicians and dancers, but always original compositions.