Jake Mossman began playing the guitar and composing at the age of twelve and drew inspiration from a wide variety of music before focusing on Classical and Flamenco guitar. Before completing a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of New Mexico in 1997, Jake had become immersed in the Flamenco scene created by Maria Benitez in Santa Fe, in accompanying the dance classes of Pablo Rodarte, and the classes taught by the Enciñas family in Albuquerque, and their recurring Flamenco Festivals which have turned Albuquerque into a mecca of Flamenco in the United States. The simultaneous study of Classical & Flamenco ledJake on a lifelong search for the balance between melody and rhythm, tradition and innovation, and the fusion of two very different technical approaches. After two trips to Spain, Jake relocated to Los Angeles CA in 2000 for 4 years, where he studied with Adam del Monte, performed Flamenco regularly and taught Flamenco at Pasadena City College. During his third visit to Spain, he met his future wife, and together they relocated to Las Cruces NM in 2005, after a long road-trip through the Southwest. Jake continues to compose and perform Classical and Flamenco Guitar, and is the owner of Las Cruces Music, LLC, which is dedicated to producing authentic Flamenco concerts in Las Cruces, NM.