Jose Lezcano

Jose Lezcano earned a PhD from Florida State University. He is Professor of Music at Keene State College. Lezcano is a Cuban-American guitarist, composer, folklorist, and music educator and has published articles on South American, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban music and musicians. Lezcano has captivated audiences on four continents. His programs of Latin American music, his own original compositions, and his traditional repertory have taken him from Carnegie Recital Hall to important venues in Germany, China, Peru, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, and Colombia.

Contact

José Lezcano
Keene, NH 03431
jlezcano@keene.edu
Work Phone: 603-358-2180

 

Jose Lezcano's Programs

The Guitar in Latin America: Continuities, Changes and Bicultural Strumming

The Guitar in Latin America: Continuities, Changes and Bicultural Strumming

Jose Lezcano presents a multi-media musical program that showcases the guitar in Latin America as an instrument that speaks many languages. Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles: indigenous strummers in ritual festivals from Ecuador, Gaucho music from Argentina, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela, and Afro-Brazilian samba-pagode. He also plays pieces by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Lauro, Barrios, Pereira, and examples from his Fulbright-funded research in Ecuador.

This program is also available as an online presentation.