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Talk: “The Illinois Flamenco-Jazz Project, featuring Flamenco guitarist David Chiriboga”

Part of the CAS/MillerComm Lecture Series

Chiriboga’s guitar will be joined by singer Patricia Ortega and dancer Malu amidst the instrumental colors of an expanded ensemble of Illinois Jazz Studies students performing arrangements of traditional Flamenco pieces, popular Spanish folk songs and Chiriboga’s own Flamenco compositions.

David Chiriboga is a full-time professional Flamenco guitarist based in Chicago. Chiriboga’s style was nurtured in Andalusia in studies with prominent guitarists Paco Serrano, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Emilio Maya, and Antonio Heredia. He received his degree in Music Performance at Northeastern Illinois University under the instruction of Professor Brian Torosian.

Chiriboga has been performing professionally since the year 2000. He previously performed with The Guitars of Spain, Bandoleros and Spanish Flow, and currently plays with the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Company, Guitarra Azul and Flamenco Cuadro El Payo. With these ensembles, he has toured extensively in the USA and also internationally in Spain and Mexico. He has also been involved with the Old Town School of Folk Music both as an instructor and as an accompanist for Flamenco dance classes.

In addition to a busy performance schedule, Chiriboga’s music has appeared on TV commercials for Chase Bank, Glade Internet, Subway, and Potbelly’s, and in the TV shows Empire (Fox) and Chicago Med (NBC).

The CAS/MillerComm public events series brings to campus people who offer unique cross-disciplinary contributions to the intellectual and cultural life of the university.

This Center for Advanced Study event is hosted by the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music in conjunction with the Department of Dance, European Union Center, Jazz Division, Musicology Division, School of Music, and the Spurlock Museum.


For further information, visit the Center for Advanced Study (external link) or call (217) 333-6729.

To request disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Brian Cudiamat at or (217) 244-5586.