Musicians

 

JOAN MAYMI

Joan Maymi's musical career began in Puerto Rico at the age of 12 when she participated in a rendition of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" sponsored by the Puerto Rican Children's Theater. Over the years, she has sung and performed in both community and professional groups.  These have run the gamut from lead vocalist of ‘Colleccion Latina’ band (singing salsa and Bossa Nova) to founding performer with ‘Nuestro Teatro’ with playwright and director, Carlos Ferrari. Joan also participated in numerous community theater productions and Gospel and interdenominational choirs.  She started as a ‘cantaora’ for Tablado in 2001, and after an extended 9-year hiatus, resumed singing with the company in 2010. Joan Maymi has a rich and vibrant voice and a talent for musical interpretation that engages even those completely uninitiated to the styles performed with Tablado.

 

 

JERRY PARSONS

 

Jerry Parsons is a Utah native who has played guitar for over 38 years. He has performed various styles of music in Utah, Texas, Arizona and California. He has studied guitar at Musicians Institute in California, and most recently, under flamenco guitarists Humberto Sales and Renne Heredia. In 2004 Jerry became associated with Tablado Dance Company and since then has been coordinating Flamenco Guitar Workshops and regular guitar classes in Salt Lake City. He currently plays with Tablado, as well as ‘Os Corvos’ (Brazilian) and the ‘Dunmore Lasses’ (Irish).

 

 

 

LAURA SANCHEZ

Laura G. Sánchez (La niña Barranco) was born in Spain. As a child, she learned about Flamenco music from her mother, and later took dance classes at the Carmen de Las Cuevas Flamenco Institute in Granada, Andalucia. After years of experience, including exposure to the culture through her sister, Alicia, a Flamenco Professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Cordoba, and her uncle, José Agudo, one of the Flamenco cultural promoters in Granada, she furthered her Flamenco studies while also teaching Spanish in France where she sang and played flamenco guitar in Spanish-French events such as Lycée Champollion celebrated in Grenoble. In 2015 Laura moves to America and joins Tablado Dance Company as a ‘palmera’ (clap player) and dancer

 

 

  

JOHN MAJOR

John Major is an alumnus of guitar master classes of Julian Bream, Abel Carlevaro, Michael Lorimer, Oscar Ghiglia, and Humberto Sales and has taught at California State University (Sacramento, CA) and Phillips Academy (Andover, MA). He graduated Magna cum Laude in Music from Harvard University and has composed music performed in theaters and on concert stages of both coasts of North America. His solo composition, "Sea Changes", is published by Mel Bay in Michael Lorimer's "Composer Series". John always had a love for flamenco and after forty years with the classic guitar, in 2007 he gets associated with Tablado Dance Company and is since then he is been dedicating to ‘el arte de la guitarra flamenca’.