Additional Musicians from California

Last Name (Band name)

First Name

Instruments

Additional info

Where

Alfaro

Graciane

Bertsolaria, drums

San Francisco Klika

San Francisco, California

Alfaro

Mike (Michel)

Drums, Bugle

San Francisco Klika, played with Jean-Louis Curutchet, Jean Flesher Band, directed the Kern County Klika

Redwood City, California

Ariada

Jesus

Bertsolaria

 

San Francisco, California

Arrayet

Jeannot

Drums

Bakersfield Klika, also with his wife, Jeannette Arrayet

Bakersfield,California

Aita Tillous Txistu Band

 

Txistu and damborina

Aita Tillous, Caroline, Christian, Valerie Arrechea, Mark Sorhouet (now in Bakersfield)

San Francisco, California

Barbaste (later Gueçamburu)

Yvette

Accordion

Played for public dances in the Stockton, San Francisco and Los Banos areas

Patterson, California

Barthe

Jean-Paul

Guitar, singer, DJ

performed at many public dances throughout California

San Francisco, California

Beherretxe

Louis

Trumpet

 

Bakersfield, California

Berhan

Dominique

Harmonica

plays at parties and public events

Born Basque Country but later lived in San Francisco area and now Carson City Nevada

Bicary (later Bidart)

Jeannette

Accordion

Played for public dances in the Stockton, San Francisco and Los Banos areas

Patterson, California

Caballero

Rene

Drums

Jean Flesher Band, with San Francisco Klika, with Jean-Louis Curutchet

Redwood City, California

Cauwell (sp?)

Joe

Drums

played for many public dances in the Southern California area as well as Central California and Nevada

La Puente, California

Cauwell (sp?)

Grace

Accordion

played for many public dances in the Southern California area as well as Central California and Nevada

La Puente, California

Chiramberro

Caroline Izoco

Txistu (and tamborra)

 

San Francisco, California

Corino

Michele

Accordion

not Basque but learned Basque tunes and performed at many Basque events throughout California

San Francisco, California

Curutchague

Bill

Drums

Jean Flesher Band

Los Banos, California

Dutare

Albert

Klika director

Starter of the Klika Band in San Francisco back in 1962

San Francisco, California

Echeverria

Hilario

Dulcinea (small flute)

 

San Francisco, California

Ehlis

John

Mandolin, Guitar

not Basque, plays with the Jean Flesher band but has also played with other Basque musicians and for other Basque functions

Chino, California

Erdozaincy

Henriette

Saxophone

played in the Alain Erdozaincy Orchestra

San Francisco, California

Errasarret (Arrayet)

Jeannette

Accordion

Played for the various Bakersfield Dance Groups over the years as well as many public dances in the Bakersfield area

Bakersfield, California

Esenarro

Julian

Voice and spoons

 

San Francisco, California

Etchamendy

Elise

Accordion

played with Pierre Igoa on trumpet and Jean-Pierre Etchechury on drums among others

Bakersfield, California

Etchechury

Jean- Pierre

Drums, Bugle

Bakersfield Klika, with Manuela Etchechury, with Elise Etchamendy, with the Jean Flesher Band

Bakersfield, Fresno, CA

Etchepare

Jim

Accordion

played for public dances for many years with his brother Bob in the San Francisco, Stockton, Los Banos areas. Also instructed many young Basque accordion players.

San Francisco, California

Etchepare

Matthew

Klika director

Current director of the Klika of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

Etchepare

Bob

Drums

Played with his brother for public dances for many years

San Francisco, California

Fuldain

Frederic

Klika member

Helped to organize the first Klika in San Francisco.

San Francisco, California

Gallandre

Michelle

Accordion

not Basque but learned Basque tunes and performed at many Basque events throughout California

San Francisco, California

Goyhenetche

Emile

Drums

San Francisco Klika, played with Jean-Louis Curutchet, Jean Flesher Band

Pacifica, California

Igoa

Pierre

Trumpet

Playing in the Bakersfield Klika and in Jean Flesher Band and with other musicians such as Elise Etchamendy

Bakersfield, California

Iriartborde

Robert

Drums

Alain Erdozaincy Orchestra, also has played in the Jean Flesher Band

San Francisco, California

Iribarren

Christian

Txistu (and tamborra), xirula, piano/keyboard, clarinet

Learned txistu in Udaleku and from Onatibia, plays in Jean Flesher Band, played in the Pastorale orchestra in the 1980's

San Francisco, California

Iribarren

Daniel

Bass guitar

Alain Erdozaincy Orchestra, Jean Flesher Band

San Francisco, California

Iribarren

Jean-Leon

Harmonica

played at parties and public events

Born in Banca but later Wyoming, Utah and San Francisco, California

Iturburua

Rosemary

Accordion

played for various Chino dance groups and for many public dances

Chino, California

Iturriria

Michelle

Accordion, trumpet, saxophone

Solo accordionist, trumpet with Bakersfield Klika, Jean Flesher Band

Bakersfield, California

Jaureguy

Michelle

Accordion

played for various Southern California dance groups and for public dances

Chino, California

Labat

Pierre

Trumpet, Bugle, bass bugle

San Francisco Klika, member of the San Francisco Pastorale Orchestra in the 1980's

San Bruno, California

Labrouche Etchechury

Manuela

Accordion

Has played for various dance groups and plays for public dancing, played with Gracie Tristant in Los Banos in her younger years, plays with her husband Jean-Pierre for public dancing around the Western United States and plays presently for the Fresno Basque Dance Group as well

Fresno, originally participated in the Los Banos Basque Club

Mendisco

Phillippe

Trumpet, bass guitar, bugle

San Francisco Klika, played with Alain Negueloua and the Jean Flesher Band

San Francisco, California

Miron

Dave

Accordion

not Basque but played aome Basque tunes and played at many Basque festivals and public dances in Southern California over the years

Southern California

Negueloua

Alain

Accordion

Used to play for banquets with their own band. Played with his brother Maurice (drums) and Philippe Mendisco (trumpet)

San Francisco, California

Negueloua

Maurice

Drums

San Francisco Klika, played with his brother Alain for many years, also played with the Jean Flesher Band

San Francisco, California

Ocafrain

Jean-Leon

Harmonica

plays at parties and public events

Born in Banca but later Wyoming, and San Francisco, California

Ochandorena

Maria Angeles

Accordion

played solo accordion and also in a duet with her brother John

Chino, California

Osaba

Miguel

Accordion

born in Navarra, plays for singing and dancing at various picnics and gatherings

Chino, California

Ourtiague

Eric

Drums

played with Jean-Louis Curutchet among others

San Francisco, California

Petrissans

Denis

Drums

Chino Klika, with Denise Duhart, with Rosemary Iturburua, with Jean Flesher, with many other musicians

Chino, California

Rebella

Joe

Accordion

Not Basque but played at the Fresno Basque Picnic for years and played some Basque songs

Fresno, California

Salaberry

Joseph (Yoyo)

Harmonica

plays at parties and public events

Born Basque Country but later Central Valley, California

Saldumbide

Alain

Trumpet

Originally from Itxasu, and played klika over there. He put together a banda with Idoya Salaburu, and Isabelle Ocafran. The band had accordions, and trumpets and different instruments. Also played with Jean Flesher. Was the director of the San Francisco klika for a while and knew how to play all of the instruments in the klika.

Euskal Herria/San Francisco

Salla

Elizabeth

Accordion

played for various Bakersfield Dance Groups and for public dances

Bakersfield, California

San Mames

Juan San Mames and a brother (no name)

Txistu (and tamborra), first txistulari in San Francisco

Bizkaino. Portugalete

San Francisco, California

Tristant

Veronique

Accordion, txistu, danboril

played for various Southern California dance groups and for public dances

Chino. California

Tristant

Gracie

Accordion

played for the Los Banos Basque Dancers along with Manuela Labrouche (Etchechury)

Los Banos, California

Txistu Banda from San Francisco

 

Txistu and tamboril

Caroline Chiramberro, Valerie Arrechea, Christian Iribarren, Lisa Etchepare

San Francisco, California

Urruty (Salburu)

Idoya

Accordion

Used to play with Jean Flesher, then started a band on her own with Alain Saldumbide, Christian Iribarren, Daniel Iribarren, Rene Caballero and Mireille Machicote Acheritogaray. Also played for the San Francisco Basque Dancers.

San Francisco, California

Yparrea

Gene

Accordion

Played for the Fresno Basque Dancers and for public dancing

Fresno, California

Ysursa

John

Pandereta (Tambourine)

played to accompany his wife Genevieve, has also accompanied Jean Flesher

Chino, California & Boise, Idaho

Ysursa

Genevieve

Button Accordion

has played with her husband John

Chino, California & Boise, Idaho

 

Source: Information provided thanks to Jean Flesher and Valerie Arretchea.