What other musical colleagues are saying


Jason McGuire “El Rubio” has become synonymous with flamenco despite his Irish/American heritage. With over 30 years playing experience and concerts from coast to coast he has been for many years the guitarist other professional players come to help learn and hone their craft. As Musical Director of the award winning flamenco dance company Caminos Flamencos as well as Musical Director for “The New World Flamenco Festival,” Jason has shared the stage with some of the top flamenco artists in the world today as well as other legendary performers like Carlos Santana, Savion Glover and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. Along with his Emmy Award winning wife, flamenco dance extraordinaire Yaelisa, the two have forged the path for authentic as well as experimental flamenco through their groundbreaking productions. Jason’s album “Distancias” has received much critical acclaim and his compositions have been compared to some of Spain’s most important guitarists.

“Jason is one of the most majestic and powerful guitarist I have ever seen.  His versatility is unmatched, and he has vast knowledge of Flamenco, Jazz, classical, rock, and world music. His compositions are comparable to Vicente Amigo, Tomatito , and Nino Josele.  One of the finest young musician of our time.”
– Pedro Cortes

“Queridos amigos, es para mi una alegria el poder expresarles y comunicarles a cerca de un amigo y gran musico, compositor y artista. Creo que jason es dentro de sugeracion, haqui en America una de las personas con mallor espectacion y de unos valores extraordinarios para hacer flamenco, asi como en otras formas de musica. Pienso que pensar en el como proyecto y trabajar con el es una satisfaccion y profesionalismo excelente,.Solo hay que dejarlo de tocar y escuchar lo que expresa para reconocer tanto talento.”
– Chuscales, Jose Valle

“Of the Nuevo Flamenco guitarists, Jason has the most fire.”
– Johannes Linstead

“I love the passion Jason McGuire puts in his music and guitar playing. He has nice energy reflecting from his guitar with excellent technique and crispy sound. I enjoy his music and compositions a lot.”
Armik, Bolero Records

“When I first heard Jason play guitar, I was in awe of his talent and the fluidity of his style. He has an incredible knowledge of flamenco combined with an electic modern fusion jazz sensibility. His melodic and rhythmic sense spun my head around and I wanted to hear MORE! He is unique in a world of a million guitarists.”
– Grammy Nominated Engineer/Producer, Cookie Marenco

“When he plays I feel as though I am back in Spain performing with my family and friends. His playing is so strong and powerful it is like three guitars playing at once.”
Gypsy Flamenco Singer, Jesus Montoya “El Genio Gitano”