CALVIN HAZEN (Guitarist)
Calvin has recently relocated to the United States after 20 years of living and working as a professional guitarist in Madrid, Spain. During this time, he performed at some of the most famous Flamenco Tablaos in Spain, including El Corral de la Morería, Casa Patas, Las Carboneras, Las Tablas, and El Teatro Arenal. Here he had the honor of sharing the stage with such illustrious artists as JESUS CARMONA, MANUEL LIÑAN, CARMEN “LA TALEGONA”, JOAQUIN RUIZ and JERONIMO MAYA to name but a few.
He has performed at some of the most prestigious theatres in the U.S. as well as internationally including RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL and LINCOLN CENTER in New York City, TEATRO NACIONAL in Mexico City and TEATRO MADRID in Spain where his performances have enjoyed enthusiastic critical acclaim.
THE VILLAGE VOICE hailed his “…excellent guitar playing…”, and THE NEW YORK TIMES called his music “…a pleasure throughout.”
THE WASHINGTON POST raved “…by that point in the evening, one was apt to credit the hand of God for the miracle of perfect accompaniment that manifested onstage…layered over the drumming, hand-clapping, strumming and searing caterwauling, each pause just as empty and silent as the rhythms were full.”
Television appearances include THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, GOOD MORNING AMERICA and THE REGIS AND KATHY LEE SHOW. He has worked as musical director and composer for numerous companies including Suite Española, Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco. He is a regular performer and instructor for Festival Flamenco, Albuquerque.
Recording credits include collaborations on “Transit” and “Transit II” with recording artist Jon Gagan, as well as working as composer and co-producer on“El Pintor”, in Madrid, Spain and “Ni Mucho Ni Poco” in N.M. Most recently, he was asked to collaborate with Spanish pop icon PABLO ALBORAN on the recording of “Terral”, the 5-time platinum-selling record which enjoyed 11 straight weeks as Spain’s number 1 selling record. Most recently he has worked as an instructor and accompanist/composer in the Theatre and Dance Department at UNM.