Flamenco Festival New York: Tomatito

Origins Series

Photo by Olga Holguín

Friday, March 1

The Town Hall – 123 W 43d St – Manhattan

7 PM – Doors | 8 PM – Show

Tiered pricing – $35 – $85

Seated – Membership Benefits Apply

Co-presented with Flamenco Festival New York

The opening night of the annual Flamenco Festival kicks off with the return of a living legend: WMI welcomes Tomatito back to New York City with his first show at Town Hall since 2018. José Fernández Torres, aka Tomatito, is one of Spain’s great modern masters of the flamenco guitar. A brilliant innovator and improviser, Tomatito first made his name as a teenage prodigy in 1973, famously discovered by Paco de Lucia and invited to accompany legendary singer Camarón de la Isla at the age of 15. The precocious Roma teen from Almería would go on to have one of the most storied careers in flamenco music, recording four groundbreaking albums in the 1980’s alongside de Lucia and El Camarón, and accompanying such flamenco luminaries as Enrique Morente, José Mercé, and Carmen Linares. As a solo artist Tomatito has released over a dozen albums since his 1987 solo debut – winning multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards.

The ORIGINS series features artists who delve into the folklore and roots of their respective culture’s music to tell the story of their origins, preserving and affirming cultural identities and legacie