North American guitarist, El Javi, defies music genres with his unbound exploration of instrumental music. The Denver based composer, producer and performer incorporates elements of flamenco, progressive rock, classical, folk and world music to shape his compositions. Highlights of his career include; supporting act for Ziggy Marley and today’s biggest voice of flamenco Diego El Cigala. He was a featured artist in Coors Light’s national campaign My Climb, My Music and a featured artist at the Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He participated in the International Guitar Festival in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Born in Mexico City, his early guitar studies included rock, jazz & blues. In 2000 he relocated to Los Angeles where he immersed himself in the LA music scene. The unvarying setting sparked a need to develop his music into something unique and authentic, launching him to study flamenco guitar in Seville, Spain. Combined with his roots, the musical transition provided the tools El Javi needed to develop his own sound.
El Javi has released 4 albums of original music and is also known for his unique instrumental arrangements of cover songs. His influences range from Led Zeppelin, Paco de Lucia, Joe Satriani, Al di Meola, Hendrix and Santana.
Like Stevie Wonder and Jeff Buckley thrown in a blender, Indie Soul Balladeer Dechen Hawk creates music that ranges from beautiful ballads to gritty throwback funk and soul. He believes conscious music has the power to heal and transform humanity for the better. Hawk's call pierces the state of unawareness and asks you to speak the truth.
Though musical his whole life, it wasn’t until the death of his father when he was 14, and the search for a way to express that loss, that Hawk found his calling as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His desire to create and express the joy and fragility of life has kept him busy for the past 25 years performing locally and internationally.
His work creates community by bringing people together from all walks of life to do something they all have in common and enjoy.