Jorge Miguel is a Spanish Canadian Flamenco guitarist and composer. The Jorge Miguel Flamenco Ensemble was formed in 2002 with the mandate to take true Flamenco to audiences across Canada and beyond. The Ensemble combines the three pillars of Flamenco, the guitar, the dance and the song (el Toque, el Baile y el Canté). Jorge has performed over 1000 shows from Whitehorse, The Yukon to Antigonish, Nova Scotia as well as in the U.S. and Europe.
Jorge's new CD "Guitarra Flamenca/Flamenco Guitar" is an exploration of the depth and breadth of Flamenco Guitar by an artist that has dedicated his life to this art form. Eight diverse songs styles, known in Flamenco circles as "palos", are performed with precision, passion and originality yet remain firmly rooted in tradition.
Jorge's family is from Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain, his parents moved from Seville to Toronto just one year before he was born. After years of trying to ignore his Spanish roots, Jorge realized his true calling was playing Flamenco. Jorge moved back to Spain in 1995 to immerse himself in the study of Flamenco Guitar, and he has not strayed from that path since.
Jorge has studied with maestro’s Manolo Sanlucar, Cañizares, José Antonio Rodriguez in Cordoba, Gerardo Nuñez in Sanlucar, Pepe Russo in Cadiz, Don Antonio Villar in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Carlos Del Rio in Madrid, Augustin “Bola" Carbonell in Seville and attended workshops w/ Diego Del Morao and singer Rocio Marquez in Toronto. Jorge has also accompanied renowned dancers such as Esmeralda Enrique, Soledad Barrio, Isabel Bayon and Maria Serrano.
Jorge’s Ensemble was nominated in 2011 for Capacoa Touring Artist of the Year and Jorge was nominated for 2013 CFMA World Solo Artist and Instrumental Artist of the Year.