Urban Gypsy is a South Florida based Flamenco Jazz Fusion group which performs a style that combines the fire and romance of Flamenco and the sophistication of Contemporary Jazz, driven by exotic and urban rhythms from around the world. The group regularly performs at the top venues and resorts throughout the region, and is consistently recognized for their unique sound, which combines the smooth sounds of the Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone and Flute, with energetic and exotic grooves.
Urban Gypsy guitarist, Islay Rodriguez, has been performing throughout South Florida since age 16, and he plays with a refinement and passionate style not often encountered. His melodic approach brings a musical sensitivity to every song in Urban Gypsy's repertoire, from sultry ballads, to the fiery up-tempo Flamenco.
John Michalak, the group's Grammy Nominated saxophonist and flautist, has a unique style which is borne out of the vast variety of genres he has performed throughout his career, from Blues to Rock, Reggae, Jazz- traditional, contemporary and Latin, and everything in between. John has performed around the world with some of the biggest stars in music, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, KC and The Sunshine Band, Julio Iglesias, Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, and Jon Secada. He has performed at famous venues in 40 countries around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall- London, The Kremlin and The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
The group's drummer, Michael Rivero, has performed at major events throughout South Florida for the past 20 years, and has opened for world renowned artist such as Carlos Santana, Jon Secada, and keith Urban. Michael is a versatile and passionate musician who brings excitement and positive energy to every Urban Gypsy performance.
Every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday 8:30pm - 11:30pm
The Four Seasons Hotel in Palm Beach
Every Friday 8pm - 11pm
Curves & Deck 84 Party to Support American Cancer Society
Purchase your tickets in advance for a preview of Delray Beach's newest hotspot! Only $25, and includes two drinks and hors d'ouerves, and great music by Urban Gypsy!
Join us for a sneak peak of the newest waterfront restaurant in Delray Beach, Deck 84. Food, Fun and Auction.
All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Only 100 tickets available and must be purchased in advance at Curves -- Call 561-251-6070. Vendor opportunities available -- Call Jennifer at 561-251-6070
Gloria Estefan Foundation
URBAN GYPSY will be performing for fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and Gloria Estefan, who are teaming for a chichi Fashion Fete at the Miami Beach estate of philanthropists Luis and Norma Quintero Nov. 19, which will feature Cavalli's 2011 spring collection and will benefit The Gloria Estefan Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For information- call 305-695-7015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Gypsy at the Boca Raton Food and Wine Festival
10/10/10.....East Camino Real....Boca Raton Food and Wine Festival.....VIPs grab your glass of Champagne and enjoy the soothing Flamenco/Jazz Fusion sounds of Urban Gypsy, as we prepare your palate for an evening of amazing food, sensational wines, and quality entertainment!
Doral Park County Club - Thursdays 7pm - 10pm
SooWoo Japanese Steakhouse - Saturdays 7pm - 10pm