"Jason is one of the most majestic and powerful guitarist I have ever seen. His Versatility is unmatched he has vast knowledge of Flamenco, Jazz, classical, Rock, and world music. His compositions are comparable to Vicente Amigo, Tomatito , and Nino Josele. One of the finest young musician of our time."

- Pedro Cortes

"I love the passion Jason McGuire puts in his music and guitar playing. He has nice energy reflecting from his guitar with excellent technique and crispy sound. I enjoy his music and compositions a lot."

- Armik

"Queridos amigos, es para mi una alegria el poder expresarles y comunicarles hacerca de un amigo y gran musico, compositor y artista. Creo que jason es dentro de sugeracion, haqui en America una de las personas con mallor espectacion y de unos valores extraordinarios para hacer flamenco, asi como en otras formas de musica.Pienso que pensar en el como proyecto y trabajar con el es una satisfaccion y profesionalismo excelente,.Solo hay que dejarlo de tocar y escuchar loque expresa para reconocer tanto talento."

- Chuscales, Jose Valle

"Of the Nuevo Flamenco guitarists, Jason has the most fire."

- Johannes Linstead

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Flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire El Rubio began playing at the age of nine. He received formal training in Dallas, Texas from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While in high school he was given the prestigious "DEE-BEE" award from Down Beat magazine in the category of "Instrumental Jazz Soloist" and later was one of four finalists in the 1988 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Classic Guitar Competition. He began performing as a flamenco guitarist in New York playing alongside the legendary Pedro Cortes Jr.

In 1995 Jason recorded with famed Gypsy guitarist Carlos Heredia on his CD "Gypsy Flamenco," and released a recording of his own composition "Distancias" in 2005, which has received unanimous critical praise. He has accompanied and collaborated with many great artists, including Savion Glover, Yaelisa, Alejandro Granados, Antonio El Pipa, Enrique El Extremeno, Carmela Greco, Manuel and Antonio Malena, among others.

Jason has been awarded a California Arts Council Music Fellowship and has been nominated twice for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award. Jason currently serves as music director for both Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos and The New World Flamenco Festival. He is also an accomplished recording engineer and producer. He shares producer/engineer credits with David Schiffman (Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash etc.) on the latest Powerslave Records CD release "What's In Your Mind" from the band Zeromind.