For generations, the DNA of the Taihuttus has been containing music. Just like the DNA of the guitar sensation Gino Taihuttu (1961) who has passed on these genes to his son Jiri (1995). Currently, Jiri is seen as the biggest prodigy of Flamenco of the Netherlands. Since his 10th age, Jiri has been taking lessons at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, being part of the special class for young talents. Together with his teacher, Eric Vaarzon Morel, Jiri appeared in shows such as ‘De Wereld Draait Door’ and ‘Vrije Geluiden’. Jiri is expected to launch his first solo album soon; his release is planned to drop on 1st April 2015.
Together through Europe with Flamenco...
Their shared passion for Flamenco brought both Taihuttus on stage, where they currently have performed for over 300 times, bringing their own compositions to audiences. The energy between father and son has something rather magical, a synergy that can only be created by blood ties. Once you have been struck by the upbringing sounds, you are immediately sold. With a nod to Latin and Jazz in their passionate manner of performing, they have concurred many European countries, such as The Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Germany, Belgium and Sweden.
Nomination Golden Calf awards (Dutch: Gouden Kalf)
Gino and Jiri write most of their own repertoire. Amongst their compositions, you will find soundtracks for short films, TV series ‘Van God Los’ and the cinema hits ‘Rabat’ and ‘Wolf’. For the latter film, Gino and Jiri have been nominated for a Golden Calf, a prestigious award of the Netherlands Film Festival, in the category for best music.
Nowadays, the Taihuttus have their unique signature written over the music world, which makes it impossible for a music admirer to ignore. Especially for the real guitar lovers (and everybody else who has passion in their bones for music), Gino and Jiri Taihuttu are a must see, or in fact, a must hear. So when you get the chance to listen to them, do not miss out!