Javier Rosario

February 7th, 2012 in with NO COMMENTS

Javier Rosario was born in the Dominican Republic on October 10, 1986. His fascination for sounds took him on a wonderful journey since an early age, starting his first serious studies on violin at the age of 10, switching to guitar by the age of 16. Two years later, he was awarded the first Michel Camilo Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2009.  Since his 2006 arrival in Boston, he has performed with many artists including Joe Lovano, Phil Grenadier, Vardan Ovsepian, Jeff Galindo, John Lockwood, Matt Savage, Fernando Michelin, Fernando Huergo, Pablo Bencid, Brooke Sofferman, Bret Willmott, Eugene Friesen, Leo Genovese, Bob Weiner, Dan Meron, Winston Maccow, Nikolas Anadolis, Berklee All-Stars, Fenway Back Bay Brass Orchestra, among others. He also studied under master guitar instructors Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Bret Willmott, Joe Morris, and David Patterson, as well as improvisation with renowned educator Hal Crook, and Grammy award winning pianist, composer and bandleader Michel Camilo.  In the Spring 2010, Javier was awarded with the Presidential Scholarship, Ambassador Assistantship and the Experiential Education Assistantship at the Longy School of Music of Bard College earning a masters degree with focus on performance, composition and teaching in the Spring 2012. Javier is recognized as a leader, not a follower with a wonderful imagination and exceptional guitar playing. His life and music do not compromise. An impressive, groundbreaking and very intense new talent in the Jazz world.

-“I believe Javier has a great talent and potential to become one of the key players in the Jazz world.” — MICHEL CAMILO

-“He’s sure to be known as part of the future generation by his command of voicings and expression as a serious musician.” — MICK GOODRICK

-“Javier continues to grow and become himself a wonderful musician who’s tireless in his pursuit for excellence.” — JOE LOVANO

-“Javier Rosario is a creative and hard-working musician, constantly charting new musical territory through his dark and intense playing style.”-MATT SAVAGE

-“Javier is in that new generation of extraordinarily talented guitar players, and I’m confident we’ll be hearing more and more of him in the future.” –BRET WILLMOTT



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