Carlos Alberto Calabrese is an Argentinean born guitarist, singer, and
songwriter. He specializes in flamenco fusion, a blend of flamenco andjazz,
Brazilian and American pop music which makes his music accessible to a wide
audience. Carlos has said that flamenco is romantic and exciting, with an
emotional fire that captivates listeners of all ages and from all cultural
Born in Buenos Aires to an Italian father and Argentinean mother, Carlos became
interested in his native folk music, a form of flamenco, at an early age.
He began playing the guitar at age 11, and developed a style reminiscent of
his main influences, including Jose Feliciano, Gipsy Kings, Ottmar Liebert,
and George Benson.Carlos has performed across the United States entertaining
crowds at concerts, private events, restaurants, and wineries, and on
local and national radio and television, gaining new fans along the way.
His unique style has been described as a classy and sophisticated mix, “an
eclectic blend of Spanish flamenco fusion as well as contemporary pop and
light rock covers.”
In addition to creating and perfecting a style that reflects his musical
roots, Carlos is also an accomplished rock and contemporary jazz guitarist and
vocalist. His unique yet versatile sound and songwriting have been
described as “spontaneous and unplanned,” conveying a liberty that draws in
his audiences and leaves them wanting more. “One never completely masters
this or any music,” says Carlos, always striving to learn more and more.