Juan Martinez Ortega was born in Madrid, Spain and moved to Australia with his family as a baby. He returned to Spain at age 11. This fortunate chain of events determined his future as a flamenco guitarist. He didn't choose this life- rather, it chose him!
Currently, JMO resides in Fukuoka City and performs live with musicians from the UK and Uganda, creating a unique blend of music, unlike anything you've ever heard.
MCW3+VC Fukuoka, Japan
Fukuoka+ Bruce HaendelSeptember 28, 2022 at 4:31 pm
JMO is a genuine force of nature! His passionate flamenco guitar and raspy voice is pure gypsy magic. I can’t believe such a talented guy could be based right here in Fukuoka! He’s played for our Meetups at Momochihama and Oyafukodori. Can’t wait to hear his latest trio!