Composer and virtuoso guitarist Jose Luis de la Paz is recognized in all the disciplines of the Flamenco Art. His compositions range from the traditional up to the most experimental forms in flamenco music.
He appeared in Felix Grande’s book Agenda Flamenca (1995) as one of the best flamenco guitarists. He was composer and Musical Director for the Ballet Cristina Hoyos (1998-2004).
While his practice is rooted in the traditional flamenco, Jose Luis’ work goes far and beyond the flamenco parameters, his music cannot be just labeled as flamenco, but as world music, this can be seen in one of his latest collaborations with the composer Colin Farish on his work “East of the Evening Star”.
Jose Luis is an outstanding artist. His commitment to his practice, his profound knowledge of the tradition and the roots combined with the desire for research and experimentation, and his contemporary approach to flamenco music, gives Jose Luis a powerful potential to be considered as one of the best guitarists of today.
After he moved to the US in 2011, and presented Resonances with Gustavo Matamoros (electronics), Niurca Márquez (choreography) and Bistoury Physical Theater (film). In 2015 he wrote Avalon: Suite for Flamenco Guitar and Orchestra with orchestration by Alex Conde.
From 2015-17 he participated in Amor Brujo by LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel with artistic direction by Siudy Garrido at the Hollywood Bowl and performed Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo with the Des Moines Symphony conducted by Joseph Giunta.
Jose Luis has produced the album Tapiz by Susana Behar (singer) and participated in Eastwind of the Evening Star by Colin Farish (pianist-composer).
Jose is an US Artist Fellowship nominated 2016.
In the latest years he composed: Toda Ciencia Trascendiendo (About Mystic Poetry), Ensemble (New World-Flamenco Trio) wroted the soundtrack of the film Finding Compas, by Kathy Douglas.