Berklee Summer in the CityJavier Garcia

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Thursday / September 6, 2012 / 5:30 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
United States
Javier Garcia

Born in Santander, Spain, in 1983, Javier García started his musical studies at the age of 8 with Juan Jose Saenz and Paulino Garcia. He received a bachelor of arts in classical music performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid with José Luis Rodrigo, and is currently studying at Berklee with David Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick, and Bruce Saunders.

García was awarded a music scholarship for three consecutive years by the prestigious Fundación Marcelino Botin for higher education and one year in New York with Pablo Saiz Villegas (classical guitar), Mike Stern (electric guitar), and Pedro Da Silva (NYU film scoring teacher).

He won the Guthrie Govan Contest and performed with Guthrie Govan and John Finn. (2011)

He has given recitals in different places in Spain and countries such as the United States, France, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Finland, and Mexico. He has played in various jazz festivals including the Heineken festival in Puerto Rico.

The Javier G. F. Escudero Band has signed a contract with Jazz Revelation Records to record in its upcoming album.