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Flamenco guitarist plays Vail’s Marketplace

Special to the Vail DailyFlamenco guitarist Rene Heredia will perform in Vail each night Saturday through Dec. 30

VAIL, Colorado- Flamenco guitarist Rene Heredia will perform two shows a night for five nights at the Cafe and Bistro at Marketplace on Meadow Drive in Vail. Heredia played at the Marketplace in April.

Heredia has performed “Alborada Gating,” his own symphony composition and Flamenco suite for guitar and orchestra at Red Rocks Amphitheater with the Denver Symphony Orchestra and the Denver Chamber Orchestra. Heredia is also a recipient of the Colorado Governor’s and Denver Mayor’s awards for excellence.

Heredia was raised with the guitar. He began his training with his father. He remembers always having a house full of Flamencos including Carlos Montoya, Vincente and Mario Escudero, Sabicas and many more. They all became close friends of the family. Sabicas would help teach Heredia the secrets of Flamenco around his mother’s kitchen table.

When he was 17, Flamenco dancer Carmen Amaya selected him to be her lead guitarist. He toured many years with Amaya, performing the major capitals of Europe and the United States. He was also lead guitarist for the Spanish dancer Jose Greco.

Recently he was a guest artist and lead guitarist with Stewart Copeland, a founder the rock band The Police, in his international and United States “Rhythmatists” tour.

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Two free performances will be held each night, from Saturday through Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted but not required.

Marketplace on Meadow Drive is located at One Willow Bridge Road in the center of Vail Village, at the corner of Meadow Drive and Willow Bridge Road, just north of International Bridge. From the main Vail parking structure and transportation center, walk one-half block west on Meadow Drive.

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