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Michael and Tony Hauser and Friends
Father of Flamenco in the Midwest
- Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
Michael Hauser Media
With special guest artists flamenco guitarist David Gregory and Nick Gaudette on upright bass for flamenco originals from David.
The Hauser Brothers will present flamenco, classical guitar and music from Brazil, featuring Tony and the Brasilnuts, and the Hauser Brothers with support from Chuck Armstrong on flute and sax, Tom Dades on bass, and percussion with Tim O’Keefe.
Laura Horn, flamenco dancer, will also be featured.
About Michael Hauser
The son of two artists, sculptor Alonzo Hauser, and modern dancer Nancy Hauser, Michael Hauser began his first career with a degree in forestry, and upon graduating in 1960, worked in Alaska, and then as a forester in West Africa, where for two years he spent time continuing to teach himself flamenco from phonograph recordings, as he had done throughout college. In 1963, he finally made his way up to Spain, where he studied intensively for 6 months. Along the way, he hung out with the Beatles in Madrid, never having heard of them since he had been in the bush for the previous two years. He even played and selected a flamenco guitar that George Harrison played in the movie, “A Hard Day’s Night.” The Beatles then came to the U.S, and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, in 1964, with Michael Hauser returning to Minnesota about the same time, introducing flamenco to the Midwest. Since then, Hauser has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Far East. He has also toured with his younger brother Tony Hauser, a student of the great classical master, Andres Segovia, as part of the Michael and Tony Hauser classical/flamenco Duo. Michael Hauser has also been guitarist for a number of touring Spanish dance companies, and was co-founder of the Minneapolis-based Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater. He teaches at Macalester College, and continues to perform.
About Tony Hauser
Few guitarists play the range of music that Tony Hauser covers. Growing up playing flamenco since the age of 13 led him to the intensive study of the classical guitar and its complete range of 500 years and several continents. In his 50th year of guitar performance he offers Brazilian music (with his group-The Brasilnutz) as well as classical and original flamenco music. Having studied with the late great maestros Andres Segovia and Nino Ricardo-he has toured with the jazz great Charlie Byrd. He has performed from Kennedy Center and Orchestra Hall in Chicago to small villages of Inuit people in Alaska. A founder of the MN Guitar Society, his discography includes albums of classical, Brazilian and even Russian Gypsy music. Recently he presented a program of his arrangements of the Spanish pianist Albeniz and his own original flamenco compositions at the college that he teaches at, The University of St. Thomas.