I will be hosting a Garden Concert for my brother, David Batteau. If you haven’t heard David sing, now is your chance. Download the flyer.
Saturday, July 16, Concert 6:00pm
2011 Hispania! Tour Send Off Performance
Songs from Hispania
Garden Concert at Casa Alondra
211 Barry Drive, Ventura, CA
Join us for a passionate evening of music and experience intoxicating flamenco with Gianna & Tina. Ticket donation $15. Call (805) 455-4576 to make your reservation. Bring a lawn chair and something to drink. Tapas will be served at 8:00pm
David Batteau made his first record, Batteaux, in 1974 for Columbia Records. Although he would record albums for A&M Records, Atlantic Records and Epic Records, as well, his career would lead him to have a greater influence on the music industry as a songwriter than as an artist.
His first hit song, “Tell Her She’s Lovely”, was taken from his first record and re-recorded by El Chicano. It went to #1. His songs since that time have contributed to the sales of over 40 million records. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Trisha Yearwood, Donna Summer, Shawn Colvin, Manhattan Transfer, Dolly Parton, Robert Palmer, Ghostface Killah, Sergio Mendes, David Sanborn, Seals and Crofts, Art Garfunkel, New Edition, Wilson Phillips, Mavis Staples, Jermaine Jackson, The Temptations, Spanky and Our Gang, Toni Childs, Pablo Cruise and many, many others.
Recent releases have included Grammy nominated Luciana Souza, American Idol finalist Melinda Doolittle, Grammy nominated Madeleine Peyroux and Grammy nominated Raul Midon. 2011 releases include actress and singer Rebecca Pidgeon, Latin Music Award nominated Gaby Moreno and Grammy nominated Madeleine Peyroux. 2011 writing includes an album’s worth of material for Israel’s top recording artist, Idan Raichel and an album’s worth of material for one of Sweden’s leading recording artists, Anna Bergendahl. He says that he “is just getting started”.
While studying and acting in theater in San Francisco, Gianna stumbled upon a tiny flamenco club in North Beach called Las Cuevas. Since that fateful night many years ago, Gianna’s love affair with flamenco was ignited and she has been smitten ever since. Flamenco has been a huge part of her life, both as a student and performer, and a supporter of the Art. She is grateful and gives thanks to the wonderful teachers with whom she has studied. She would also like to thank her husband,Randy, who shares her love of flamenco and is always there to give her an “Ole”!
“La Nubia” began studying flamenco in the year 2000 with Ana Galindo, who she studied with and performed with (Pacific Action Dance Theater) for 5 years. Other instructors include, Antoinette Lopez, Linda Vega, Timo Nunez, Pamela Lourant, Paloma Rios, Mari Sandoval and Lachmi Basile. She has performed during Santa Barbara Old Spanish Days since 2001 as well as for other festivals, private parties and concerts in SB, Ventura and LA. Prior to flamenco she had many years of ballet, jazz and modern dance training from days long ago at Broadway Dance Center in New York City. “La Nubia” loves flamenco because she believes it is the one dance form where one actually improves with age like a fine wine!