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Francisco Quintero

Francisco Quintero is a jazz guitarist primarily based in the east coast of the U.S. He was born in 1991 in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In 2009, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Performance in 2012, and Northern Illinois University, obtaining a Master's degree in Jazz Studies in 2017. He has studied and performed with artists such as Peter Bernstein, Alain Mallet, Richie Hart, Derrick Gardner, Carl Allen, Reggie Thomas, Fareed Haque, Ari Brown, Victor Provost, Paul Carr, Andres Briceno, among others, and performed across the United States and Europe as a leader and sideman musician.

Although primarily a working jazz guitarist, with deep reverence to greats such as Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Francisco is an extremely versatile artist. He has worked in the rock and pop idioms not only as performer but also a producer and arranger. He constantly strives to be creative all-around, and his music is not limited to the jazz idiom.

He leads a trio and a quartet for which he composes all the music, characterized by clear, strong melodies and very chromatic harmonies.I n addition to performing and composing, Francisco is a prominent music educator, currently working in the Washington D.C area at some of the most elite schools.


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