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MANUEL + Javier Rosario

Heavy shredders MANUEL and Javier Rosario play with their respective bands at BPM. MANUEL blends percussive passion, groove, and paint-peeling shred to deadly effect! Rosario takes jazz up another level with his fast, conceptually instinctive and almost Coltrenian sound.

MANUEL + Javier Rosario
MANUEL + Javier Rosario

TIME

Mar 29, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:50 PM

BPM

ABOUT

From coast to coast, calm to chaos–the diverse and dynamic career of Manuel Urgiles shines through on MANUEL, one of Maine’s most promising contemporary instrumentalists. The guitarist is a father of two: a mantle of pride, duty, and joy, one that has challenged–but ultimately championed–the man and the musician! MANUEL blends percussive passion, groove, and paint-peeling shred to deadly effect! Proving that ‘soul’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘singer,’ this composer’s lyrical lines and lighting fingers ring with meaning and melodrama, remaining unspoken but leaving nothing unsaid across his catalogue. His most recent EP, UNDERNEATH was mixed and mastered by the esteemed Stacy Parrish (Robert Plant, Brandy Carlilse, Elvis Costello). MANUEL is a milestone in what is still the onset of a long and lively career!

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Guitar virtuoso, composer, bandleader, educator and recording artist, Javier Rosario is the first ever Michel Camilo Scholarship winner. The scholarship was an initiative of the Dominican born, Grammy, Latin Grammy and Emmy Award winning pianist. It has been the first scholarship of its kind in the history of the Dominican Republic, where Javier was born in Santo Domingo. In 2006, Javier attended Berklee College of Music with full scholarship, graduating with the highest ratings ever given to a guitarist. In 2009, he performed at the Berklee Jazz and Blues Guitar Night: a concert which only featured the very top players of the entire school. In 2010, Javier decided to further his studies at the Longy School of Music of Bard College with a master’s degree. There he was awarded a Presidential Scholarship and was acknowledged by his guitar teachers as possibly the highest-level guitarist ever to enter the jazz program.

Among some of the musicians Javier has performed with are: Joe Lovano and his Berklee College of Music 21st Century Ensemble, John Lockwood, Matt Savage, Zachary King, Scott Kiefner, Ken Field, Bart Weisman, Qya Cristal, Aaron Holthus, Avery Logan, Bob Edinger, Vardan Ovsepian, Jeff Galindo, Phil Grenadier, Bret Willmott, Hoo Kim, James Heazlewood Dale, Evan Waaramaa, just to name a few. Javier has performed at Blue Note in New York City, Concerts in the Courtyard Series at Boston Public Library, 150th Anniversary of Boston Public Library South Boston Branch, Casa de Teatro Jazz Festival, Fiesta Sunset Jazz Club the #1 jazz club in the Dominican Republic and one of the top jazz clubs in the world according to All About Jazz, A-Town Jazz Festival, Strand Theater, Massachusetts’ State House, Cornelia Street Cafe, St. Botolph Club, Berklee Performance Center, Pianos NYC, Shrine World Music Venue, Silvana, Port City Blue, Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar, Radio Bean Jazz Fest, Thunder Road, Tonic, Community Music Center of Boston's Fête de la Musique and John Kleshinski Concert Series, Book and Bar in Portsmouth, and Altos de Chavon Amphitheater in the Dominican Republic, just to name a few.

21+

Doors @ 7PM

Show @ 8PM

This event is donation based, bring cash to tip the musicians!

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