NEW AGE FLAMENCO is a group of professional musicians who will provide the perfect music for concerts, festivals, weddings, receptions, parties, or corporate events in your area. Some of their regular clients include the Columbia Tower, the Four Seasons, Sorrento and Westin Hotels, Overlake Hospital (Bellevue), Benaroya Hall, Seattle Aquarium and several Seattle's authentic clubs and restaurants - Cellars, Vinobella, Amante/Issaquah, MAISON DeLILLE, Agave Issaquah, Sorrento Hotel, Willows Lodge, Milagro Contina, etc
The band was formed in 1998 by bass player Oleg Ruvinov. In 1999,the band adopted name "New Age Flamenco" and practiced frequently playing popular tunes by Armik, Gipsy Kings, Carlos Santana, Ottmar Liebert and others.
 
 
Their music reflects a strong Latin connection, Mediterranean folk, European roots, jazz, and a Gypsy soul blended with the infectious rhythms of modern music New Age Flamenco personifies eclecticism by absorbing their influences and combining them to create a new, personal sound of their own. All musicians are professionally trained and have a great stage experience.
 
 
Oleg Ruvinov (Band Leader/ Bass) - started as a tuba and bassoon player in middle school and studied classical music and jazz in College. 1985 - 1990 - studied in Gnesyn's musical Academy in Moscow, Russia. 1991-96 - Soloist of a Lundstrem State jazz orchestra. He played with all major Russian jazz musicians of post-Soviet era and frequently toured around Russia, Spain, Finland, Poland, Germany, Israel, Egypt, Greeks, Italy and Switzerland. Since 1997, he lives and performs in Seattle, Washington.
 
 
Vidas Svagzdys (Rhythm Guitar/Principal) - Started as a violin player in a middle and high school. Studied and graduated as a guitarist in a Lithuanian National Music Academy (1986 - 1990). Since that time he permanently working as a guitar teacher. As a guitarist, arranger, composer worked with various bands in Lithuania, Poland. Performed in Poland, Germany, France, Austria, Great Britain.
 
 
Aram Mkrtchyan started playing violin when he was 7 years old and continued through musical college. Later, he developed passion for a guitar. Most recently, he joined New Age Flamenco and successfully performs with the band as a lead guitarist. He is also composing the music. The next New Age Flamenco CD will include some of his tunes.
 
 
Julian Catford (Lead Guitar) - Composer and performer. One of Seattle's top guitarists, with years of experience: CLASSICAL, SPANISH, FLAMENCO, BRAZILIAN, GYPSY JAZZ, SMOOTH JAZZ and SWING. Classical guitar studies with Guillermo Fierens (a student of Segovia), Julian has performed in Mallorca, Spain, Scotland, Tahiti, and Mexico, and appeared as a guest artist on television. He has accompanied Rosemary Clooney and Cab Calloway. Started performing with New Age Flamenco since 2003.
 
 

Drummer/Percussionist Will Dowd has been involved in music in Seattle since 1988, and has played and recorded with a wide variety of artists from singer/songwriters to free improvisers. He has toured widely in the U.S., and numerous times in Europe and North Africa with Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie and others. He has performed on over 70 album projects and film scores. Will Dowd has been joined NAF in 2008.