Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Spa.

Guitarist Gabriel Ayala performed at President Obama’s Inaugural Ball, for the Pope at the Vatican, and appeared at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum for the American Indian, and the ASU Kerr Cultural Center. Gabriel has melded his love of jazz to his classical and Flamenco training creating an exciting new twist to both genres which he calls JazzMenco.

The quintet includes Amilcar Guevara, keyboards; Troy Gray, bass; Eric Hines, textured percussion; and Danny Brito, world percussion.

Arizona Daily Star: Guitarist Ayala creates new sound, ‘JazzMenco’ by Chuck Graham

Photos copyright © 2013 by Norman J. Beasley