Manuel de la Luz
The opening night of his new show at the 18th edition of the Flamenco Biennial of Sevilla 2014 established Manuel as one of the best flamenco guitarists of the world along with Tomatito, Dani de Moron and Miguel Angel Cortes.
This original production recreates the abundant knowledge of the author and the influence of great figures throughout his trajectory. Through his instrument the artist transmits all his ambition and experiences showing the possibility of innovation without losing the essence. He presents himself on stage with a trio format (Manuel de la Luz on the guitar, Jose Valancia singing and David Perez dancing) or quintet (adding Cristian de Moret on the piano and Ignacio Vidaechea on the saxophone and flute).
Manuel de la Luz has accompanied singers such as Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda or Arcangel. He is currently playing with La Susi and Lole Montoya. He has also toured worldwide with Eva Yerbabuena Flamenco Ballet, Joaquin Grilo and Manuela Carrasco. In addition, he has worked as musical director for the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet.
Among the musical critics, it should be emphasised that he has been compared to Paco de Lucia: ‘The birth of a soloist’. The touch of this man born in Huelva is a combination between the best contemporary dance and the rhythmical baroque style characteristic of the genius from Algeciras. VERGILLOS, JUAN. Diario de Sevilla (26th of November 2010).