Tomatito - Opening Night

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 – Membership Benefits Apply

Co-presented with Flamenco Festival New York

The opening night of the annual Flamenco Festival kicks off with a living legend whom The New York Times hails as “the most eminent guitarist in flamenco”: WMI welcomes back Tomatito to New York City with his first show at The 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 Lucía 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 1980s alongside de Lucía 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 debut – winning multiple GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards.

Other WMI shows in the Flamenco Festival:

Israel Fernández and Diego Del Morao – Thu, Mar 14 at Kaufman Music Center

María José Llergo and Sandra Carrasco – Fri, Mar 15 at LPR

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 legacies.