Spanish Guitarist

Juan José Manzano (Chiclana, Cádiz, 1980) based in Dublin, Ireland, is a Spanish Flamenco guitarist and composer. From an early age he was influenced by his mother’s flamenco singing as he grew up. His brother introduced Juan José to the guitar at the age of 11. Since then both brothers taught themselves to play by listening to various Flamenco artists such as Ramón Montoya, Sabicas, Paco de Lucía, and singers such as Chacón, Mairena and Camarón.

When he was 18 he started his professional performing career on stages all over Cadiz and Andalusia as soloist and as accompaniment for Flamenco singers and participated in major Flamenco festivals.

Juan José is now living in Ireland and his music reflects an influence of world music with gentle personal touches that remind us of the tranquility of the fishing white washed villages of Southern Spain.