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Tejada, Perdomo, Address Hispanic Owned Small Businesses in Manassas VA

Walter Tejada, newly appointed Board Member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and Carlos Perdomo, Chairman of DC Metro Hispanic Contractors Association (DCMHCA) and owner of Keystone Plus Construction will address a group of construction company owners at VFW Post 7589 in Manassas, Saturday, March 4th at 9:30 am. The purpose of the workshop is to support the development of small, Hispanic, minority and immigrant owned construction and commercial contracting companies in Northern Virginia and optimize their opportunities for growth and success.
    Mr. Tejada will speak to the existing conditions in Northern Virginia for small businesses and what opportunities there are for them. The MWAA is embarking on a major reform to the airport over the next 3-5 years which will require a great many sub-contractors and construction related professionals and companies. Walter is an outstanding, veteran leader in N. Va. with a long and distinguished record of support for economic development and diversity during his stint on the Arlington County Board where he served for a time as its Chairman.
    Mr. Perdomo will share his experiences in building a successful construction firm in the District of Columbia. He will be joined by new DCMHCA Member Jorge Ramos, CEO of SG Inc., a company based in Manassas that installs major industrial solar panel installations the world over. These two successful Hispanic business owners will highlight their experiences in the hope of inspiring and mentoring the businesses who attend the workshop. DCMHCA will also encourage attendees to join the business guild and participate in the benefits the association offers.
    Also presenting on March 4th is Jumi Silva, Company Controller for Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners, a progressive, highly successful developer based in the District. Ms. Silva will speak about the importance of a well structured balance sheet, maintaining solid financial records and in general what it takes to manage the financials of a company that deals in development, construction or commercial contracting.
    This workshop is supported by Turner Construction Co. who are partnering with DCMHCA to provide the skills and mentoring needed to grow our small businesses and provide them the opportunity to tackle larger more complex projects. This is just one part of the collaboration between Turner and DC Metro Hispanic Contractors Assoc.
    This event is being organized by Chata Bernal, owner of Better Business Consulting and now head of the Northern Virginia Chapter of DCMHCA. This is the second workshop in Manassas Ms. Bernal has worked on for the association. She has been instrumental in recruiting Northern Virginia businesses to the organization And can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 571-552-7781, 202-203-0120.

Josemi Carmona & Javier Colina: De Cerca

Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina sign together a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and their unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages.

Guitar and double bass, flamenco and jazz, meet together to explore a repertoire conceived with refinement and love to detail. Gems of the Latin American songbook live together with the elegant compositions of Josemi Carmona, and with some astonishing discoveries in jazz and flamenco. Their live performance is delicate and powerful at equal parts: they are accomplices in this dialogue and dive into all genres with a deep knowledge and personality. They know how to respect the meaning of time in each music, they dominate improvisation and understand when it is necessary to pause for a rest in an exquisite nocturne melody. They speak elegantly about bitter truths, love stories, long nights of music, flamenco tangos and ‘muñequitas lindas’, and weep with a flamenco farruca with a bouquet to Piazzolla.
Josemi Carmona

Josemi Carmona is one of the fundamental figures in the recent history of Spanish music, flamenco, and guitar. A son of maestro Pepe Habichuela, Josemi is an heir to a crucial 4-generation legacy of decisive Granada artists. At 14 years of age he joined Ketama, one of the most influential and revolutionary bands in Spanish music, selling over 1 million of their 14 albums. Simultaneously, he closely collaborated with world-class artists such as Paco de Lucía, Alejandro Sanz and Jorge Pardo, and as producer for Niña Pastori and La Barbería del Sur.
Javier Colina

Javier Colina is one of the best double bass players of the current scene, a self-taught musician who started on his own after studying piano, accordion and guitar. An artist with an unquenchable curiosity, Colina has travelled –literally & artistically- to countless musical places and expressions, with a depth and knowledge seldom seen.
His career has led him to play with renowned jazz musicians such as George Cables, Tete Montoliú, Chucho Valdés, Jerry González, Perico Sambeat and Jorge Pardo.
Bandolero

José Manuel Ruiz Motos, better known as Bandolero, is one of the most recognized percussionists in the current flamenco scene. Born in Madrid in 1976, he began his musical career by accompanying some great flamenco artists such as Antonio Canales, Joaquín Grilo, Manuela Vargas, Merche Esmeralda and Sara Baras. Joaquín Cortés and his flamenco dance company gave him the chance to tour in the best international venues such as the Radio City Music Hall of New York, the Sydney Opera House or the Royal Albert Hall.

ANTONIO LIZANA TRIO CONCERT

Featuring the album ‘Quimeras del mar’.

WASHINGTON,DC—Antonio Lizana Trío presents at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain his latest álbum Quimeras del Mar’, where saxophonist Lizana travels through jazz, guided by his inspiration for flamenco music. Nine songs written by himself make up a new album with strong Cádiz roots, and an international work.

Since the release of De viento in 2012, Lizana has performed at countless jazz festivals, always offering a vibrant and intense show. Lizana began playing the saxophone when he was 10, at the San Fernando Conservatory in Cádiz, Spain, and had his first contact with jazz at several workshops on that music genre by Jerry Bergonzi, Dick Oatts, Jim Snidero & Perico Sambeat. In 2011 he finished his Jazz studies at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco, where he started his own project, Antonio Lizana Group.

He was rewarded with the Cádiz Joven Award in recognition of his impact as an artist; he has taken part in the Miguel Blanco’s Afrodisian Orchestra (Satierismos, 2011,) where he plays the saxophone, sings, and is in charge of arrangements. As a saxophone player, singer and arranger, he collaborated on the latest album by Arturo O’Farrill’s Big Band, which is based in New York; this album won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Latin Jazz Album. Together with this Big Band he has shared the stage with Andy & Jerry González brothers, Dave Valentin, Papo Vázquez, Pablo Mayor, Cristina Pato, Ximo Tévar or Gregg Agust, among others.

“Everything about Antonio is impactful! His singing, his feel for the saxophone, his compositions, his band- and the best thing about his art is that it seems limitless…” - Jorge Pardo
“Since I met him he has left me speechless, from throwing in a few Camarón lyrics to letting the jazz melodies rip with his saxophone. With one look he’ll wrap you up in a chirigota. As he so humbly put: ‘I have a lot to learn’... and that, my friend, makes you even bigger still. [...] Antonio Lizana, my friend, you’re both Cádiz and New York!” - Lamari (Chambao)
The album Quimeras del mar, mixed and edited by Curro Ureba and Antonio Lizana Group, is instrumentalized by saxophone, percussion, bass, piano, drums, flamenco guitar and chorus. Songs such as Déjate sentir (Let yourself feel), Puerta de la luna (The Moon’s door),  Ilusión de volver (Illusion of returning), Seguirijazz o Me falta algo (Something’s missing) reaffirm the expert production.  
Since publishing De viento (2012), Lizana has appeared in numerous jazz festivals, always offering a live show that is more than just a concert- rather, a vibrant show full of intensity that travels from the solemn to the celebratory, from meditation to dance, and from Cádiz to New York.  
More info: https://www.antoniolizana.net/

Antonio Lizana Trío includes:
Antonio Lizana: saxophone and voice.
Adriano Lozano: guitar.

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