Jose Menese (born Jose Menese Scott) is one of flamenco music's greatest vocalists. More than three and a half decades after the release of his debut recording, with accompaniment by guitarist Melchor de Marchena in 1963, Menese continues to project passion and sensuality with his light-as-air vocals. A native of La Puebla de Cazalla, a small town in Seville, Menese launched his musical career after moving to Madrid in the late '50s. Having sharpened his skills with nightly performances at a popular nightclub, Tablao Zambra, Menese received the prestigious "tomas el nitri" award at the Flamenco Art National Contest in 1965. During the 1970s, Menese performed in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, and France, where he recorded a live album at Olympia de Paris in November of 1974.