Flamenco jazz simmers with Cerro Negro at St. Joseph’s | TheUnion.com

Flamenco jazz simmers with Cerro Negro at St. Joseph’s

Spanish guitars, blended with Latin percussion, create the gypsy-influenced, acoustic sound of Cerro Negro.

While enjoying the fusion of Flamenco, Brazilian, and Jazz guitar techniques with Latin, Africa, and Middle Eastern percussion, Cerro Negro’s music soars with passionate vocals embracing a village of rhythms, styles and languages.

Cerro Negro creates their own unique synergy by combining sounds from the roots of Flamenco music with cutting-edge instrumentation and orchestration.

Cerro Negro includes lead guitarist Dusty Brough, rhythm guitarist Frank Giordano and percussionist/lead vocalist John Martin III.

Brough is an exciting young guitarist who is captivating audiences with his virtuosity.

Giordano plays both Flamenco guitar and piano switching up the group’s instrumentation throughout the performance.

Martin has two bachelor’s degrees in music and performs on his custom percussion setup which includes instruments from around the world.

In the past 10 years, Cerro Negro has performed throughout the United States from Boston to Hawaii and in myriad venues ranging from cultural centers and universities, to regional festivals and concert halls. The trio opened for many well-known national acts, from Eddie Palmieri, Arturo Sandoval, Poncho Sanchez, Strunz & Farah and Jesse Cook, to smooth Jazz greats Craig Chaquico, Michael Franks, Marc Antoine and Spyro Gyra.

Cerro Negro has released four albums and is currently working on a new one. Cerro Negro’s passionate sound transcends generations and appeals to a wide variety of musical tastes because of its coupling of unique guitar techniques, exotic percussion and emotional vocals.

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