Dear Friends,

Wanted to share with you this amazing opportunity that came unexpected. Coors Light has a promotional campaign where they promote artists from different states to share their story and their work. I was picked to represent Denver and it has been a great experience.

I got to share a little bit of my story and promote the song Summerland.

Thanks to this exposure we have reached new audiences and has been really touching to read the comments about the video.

So… Here it is, in case you haven’t seen it.

Last night we had such an amazing time at Ophelia’s. We want to thank everyone who came out and made it such an special night.  Always the staff at Ophelia’s was great, Will Umphrey doing the sound did such an amazing job!! Thank you Will.

We hope you all enjoyed the show and took a copy of the CD if not now is available in iTunes and all the digital platforms.  Click here to download

I can’t Thank you all enough for the amazing time. See you soon

Javi

Hi Friends!!

Some of you might know that for the past few months we have been working on a new EP. The 2nd part of the Gypsy Journey trilogy. This EP is a reflection of the evolution of my music.

It has been an amazing experience to record these 5 songs. This time instead of the minimalist approach we wanted to do the opposite. I did a bunch of guitars, nylon, steel, electric and bass. Jordi recorded a full drum kit and tons of percussions. We also had collaborations on each song to bring different elements and sounds.

The musicians include:

Lucas Molfino – Keyboards
Ricardo Hernandez – Bass
Alice Hansen – Trumpet
Zach del Hierro – Percussions
Kerry Paige – Sax
Roger Harmon – Upright Bass
Josh Lee – Violin
Ana Pruneda – Palmas

We also included some flamenco zapateado (footwork) from our dear friend Natalia Perez del Villar.

The mixing was done by my friend Brian Jester http://jcrstudio.com/

The artwork was done by our friend from Mexico city, Rodrigo Albert. When the songs were on the demo stages we sent him the tracks and told him to draw whatever he felt from the music and here it is:
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We released the first single “El Refugio” a couple of months ago and now it’s time to present you the new single “Summerland”. This song has been in the making for almost 2 years. It is a dedication to our time and friends in Summerland, BC, Canada. We had an amazing experience thanks to the invitation of our friends from Advanced Audio (Dave & Jill Thomas). We used their microphones throughout the recording process. This one is for you guys!!!

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The CD Release is scheduled on June 2nd. We will have a show that night at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.  With Cikatriz (local Denver band) doing and acoustic set to start the night. Show starts at 9pm. For tickets and Reservations: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1470746. CD’s will be available that night and digital copies will be available too. iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc…

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Dear Friends,

This Friday (March 3rd) 7pm we will be the guests at the monthly first friday music sessions at Denver Open Media.
This event is part of the art walk on Santa Fe Dr. in the arts district in Denver. The show will be broadcasted on Denver Comcast Channel 57
Or online at: www.denveropenmedia.org/livestream_57
in case you cant attend.

This show is part of the preparation to launch the new EP A Gypsy Journey Pt. 2 coming out in the spring of 2017.

This is a free show and DOM also will provide free drinks and food. We need all of you to support us so we have an audience on video.
I hope to see you there.

Denver Open Media is at  700 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80204

Thank y’all

Javi

Hey Everyone,

It has been about 3 months since Jordi had to leave the US to wait for his Artist Visa to go through. Now, we are happy to announce that it all went smoothly!!!

To celebrate we are playing a show at the Skylite Station on Friday Jan 20th at 8pm, Cover $10. We will have Roger Harmon on Bass and Natalia Perez del Villar dancing.  The address is 910 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO

As a bonus for the night keep in mind that it will be 3rd Friday at the Arts District in Denver (where the Skylite is located) and the art galleries in the area open their doors for an art walk. I believe is when they open new exhibits and I think a few of them give free wine. Starts at 5pm

See you soon

Javi

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Hey Everyone,

Back in 2009 I decided to record a Christmas album, is not my favorite type of music but it always makes people happy so… why not???!!!

The concept of the album was to use different music styles for each song. So you will find bossa, flamenco, classical, country, etc…   All the arrangements are instrumental, except Rocking Around the Christmas Tree where I invited one of my students at the time, Noah Benardout, to sing who was around 11 years old.

I hope y’all like it.

Here is the link:

ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS

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All tracks can be dowloaded for free so you can enjoy them in your portable devices.

Happy Holidays!!!

If you wish to donate for the here is a link  

 

Hey Everyone,

This past year was quite the ride. Lots of changes and transitions so I want to celebrate the coming of a new year the best way I can imagine… Playing music and sharing great times with friends, family and fans. My friend Travis will be hosting the night at his place Brik on York and offering Spanish Tapas and wine pairing.

On stage my friend and colleague Natalia Perez del Villar will be dancing and Roger Harmon will be playing bass. After the show we expect a jam session on stage. So if you are a musician please bring your instrument and be ready to make some music.

Im really excited for this year in my life. A New album is on its way and big plans for the future. I hope to see y’all there.

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What originally started as a pleasure trip, to visit family and friends, became a jammed packed month of adventures, riding the currents, from moment to moment.
It all began on a Thursday morning. 3:30 am was the meet up time to head out to the airport. I took a power nap so I didn’t interrupt an amazing sleep. The image was this: 4 big suitcases full of equipment, clothes and my daughter’s toys, guitar case, computer case and of course a happy face pillow and the infamous Sarah Boo, the build a bear companion.

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Traveling went smooth. We arrived to Mexico City and hung out with family. That night we met our “prima” visiting from Denver, and I must say I love meeting friends from one place in another! I guess it corroborates that you exist in other places. There is such a beautiful detachment from your place of residence when you are traveling. It really allows you to experience the little moments more fully.

The next morning, showtime! We had to leave to San Miguel (four hour commute) to play a show that night. Jordi left in the morning while I checked in on details for the big show coming up in CDMX.
Next it was off to the airport with La Prima to pick up Sunny. The three of us took the subway, walked, and cabbed to the other side of the city where we met Monica. Then the four of us waited for David. I call this Urban Hiking. An interactive exercise routine that includes: stair climbing, people dodging, tree root avoiding, topped with a full array of smells to unite all the senses.

Finally the five of us took off for San Miguel. Once on the road David planned a route to avoid a construction on the highway, leading us on a drive through the deep of Mexico. hahaha
At least it felt like that to me. Cactus everywhere, not just any type of cactus. But the iconic sort. Like at any moment I could see an eagle with a serpent in its mouth while perched on one, just like you see on the Mexican flag.
We also encountered rough flooded broken roads, cows, fields of fruits, packs of wild dogs, beautiful clouds and a fresh breeze that you just don’t get in the city.

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At that point Jordi had been waiting at the venue in San Miguel (Santos Crudoteca) with all the equipment ready to go. When we finally arrived we were over 20 mins late but at that point, after 4+ hours of driving, that arrival time got irrelevant. Because in the end we made it! I didn’t even have time to change. So I was still wearing the same smelly and sweaty t-shirt from the whole day of Urban Hiking. But, as soon as I plugged in we just played everything away.
It was really nice to reunite with Jordi and play with him after a month or more of not playing together. And the amazing crowd made it that much better; my family was there, old friends, new friends and a big group of locals.
I’d just like to add here that no matter how tired or stressed I might feel, the very moment I get on stage and strum that first chord or pick a single note all that was a weight, crumbles down and I can breathe. I can be. Just music.

To be continued…