Randy Cordero, also known as "El Garrobo", is a flamenco guitarist based in San Antonio, Texas. Randy has studied the art of flamenco both in
Spain and in the U.S. with prestigious guitarists such as Rene Heredia, Roberto Castellon, Paco Garrigues, Kai Narezo, Chuscales, Jose Luis
Rodriguez, and Domingo Rubichi. Randy's musical style is a blend of traditional Jerez style flamenco with some contemporary influences.
As a freelance flamenco guitarist Randy performs and collaborates with other professional flamenco artists and dance companies throughout
Texas, Colorado and Mexico. Randy has been featured on a national television commercial and many local television and radio broadcasts
including San Antonio's WOAI Morning Show, Musica Suave 90.3 in Corpus Christi, the Sonny Melendrez Morning Show, and San Antonio's Fox
29 News. For the past two years Randy has collaborated with The Flamenco Poets Society of Houston for their signature "Fiesta Flamenca"
productions and a special presentation of "The Story of Three Women" Poetry and Music. Randy's work with the Flamenco Poets Society has
received recognition and support from many organizations including Poets and Writers, Inc.
Randy works closely with Flamenco Cantaor and guitarist Paco Garrigues. Their duo, "Garrobo y Garrigues" strives to offer Texas a new
perspective on flamenco. The classic pairing of cante gitano accompanied by guitar is a unique art form central to flamenco that Randy and Paco
have been performing for years. Randy is also founder of the San Antonio based flamenco group, Suspiro Flamenco, which features frequent
guest flamenco artists in their performances. As an instructor, Randy teaches the basics of flamenco guitar to students of all levels. Using
patience and dedication, Randy believes in passing down his skills to the next generation by emphasizing the traditional techniques of flamenco
while exploring more modern influences.
Randy is available to perform in South Central Texas including the greater San Antonio, Houston and Austin areas as a soloist or with flamenco
dancers. Contact Randy for pricing and availability. Flamenco dancers, and singers are available upon request.