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Javier Alcantara Javier Alcantara

Musician, guitarist, composer, improviser, teacher, music therapist, researcher, art director, and organizer of the Festival International de Jazz de Badajoz and Badejazz International Seminar.

Degree in Jazz Guitar Improvisation and the University of Évora

Master in Music Therapy from the University of Extremadura

Master in Neuropsychology & Education

He studied jazz and improvisation in Spain, Italy, New York, and Portugal.

Work in different formations jazz, bossa nova, improvised music, dance, theater, and poetry, both his name as a freelance musician.

Record and co-produced his first album with Quartet Special training in the album called “Namouche” collaborate renowned musicians as Perico Sambeat, Alexis Cuadrado and Hugo Alves, all original songs. Special Quartet was nominated in the category “Best Group / Artist” and in the category “Best Album” for Namouche in II Awards Gala in Extremadura Music Sonora held on May 23, 2009 at the Grand Theatre Cáceres.

In June 2014 released their second album, SHORT STORIES, and first as a leader. Short Stories contains eleven original tracks and the group is composed of Extremadura Narciso González (tenor and soprano saxophones) and the Portuguese Diogo Santos (piano, keyboards and melodica), André Ferreira (bass) and André Mota (drums), with musicians sharing different projects. André Fernandes, one of the most prominent jazz guitarists of Portugal intervenes as a guest on “Elf Light”

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” I Know Javier some years ago, he is a sensitive musician and enthusiast, person in charge of great part of the jazz who happens in Estremadura, his land. This disc is a reflection of his great talent: beautiful music interpreted by great musicians “. Perico Sambeat.

“ Javier Alcántara's music walks ahead, strongly and personality “. Narciso González.

“ A work of composition and arrangements elogiable, with the rhythmic solid one and simultaneously subtlely that is come to add to increasingly extensive record production of the national jazz, which in many occasions does me to rethink the well-known comment of the crisis of the record sector “. Joaquín Chacón

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Albums by Javier Alcantara

Album Resilience by Javier Alcantara

Resilience

Youkali Music S.l.
2016

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Album SHORT STORIES by Javier Alcantara

SHORT STORIES

Unknown label
2014

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Album Javier Alcántara  by Javier Alcantara

Javier Alcántara

Youkali Music S.l.
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Verso

Verso

Javier Alcantara
Javier Alcántara

Nuevo Día

Nuevo Día

Javier Alcantara
Resilience

Things

Things

Javier Alcantara
SHORT STORIES

Duende de Luz

Duende de Luz

Javier Alcantara
SHORT STORIES

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