Aloysius Leeson's Guitar Pages

Welcome

(Updated 4/7/2017)

I've finally finished my album 'Florilegium' - my first album in 12 years! It's mostly my own stuff but also pieces by Rodrigo, Albéniz and Arcas. It's available digitally from all the usual places, such as iTunes, you can listen via spotify or Apple Music, and I've got physical CDs if anyone is interested.

Here's my new zambra 'Luz de Vela' featuring Adrian van Nunen on percussion:

My blog is now up and running at guitarsketches.com. It's got videos, transcriptions and I plan to include other guitar related thoughts and essays.

Here is a video from my show Guitar Sketches at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe:


On the multimedia page I have video from my performance at the first Adelaide International Guitar Festival, and other shows.

There are videos of recent performances of Chispa Flamenca (comprising myself and dancer Kristy Manuel) at www.chispaflamenca.com.

Flamenco Guitar Class

If you live in Adelaide and are interested in learning or furthering your knowledge of flamenco guitar, I've started teaching a flamenco guitar group class at Casa de Flamenco. More information here.

My album "Chispa Flamenca" is available at selected Adelaide music stores, as well as on the web via Chaos Music or digitally via itunes. Thanks to Adrian van Nunen for the design and Solveig Larsen for the sketch, and to Artsa who supported the project. There are samples from the album on the multimedia page.

Dancer Kristy Manuel

Guitarist Aloysius Leeson

Upcoming gigs (updated October 2016)



Last Saturday of every month, 8pm: Casa blabla, Leigh st, Adelaide. Free entry.


About Me

I am an guitarist who works in a variety of styles, including flamenco, classical and latin jazz. A long running infatuation with flamenco led me to spend time in Spain following the traditional apprenticeship of accompanying singers and dancers, studying with maestros and playing at juergas (parties). Eventually I was able to work at the dance studios of Javier Cruz and Mari Angeles in Seville, and since coming back to Adelaide, Australia I have continued to work with local singers and dancers.