Jâca - Clarinet and Guitar Duowww.jacamusic.com/
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Ronan Performing Arts Center - Ronan Middle School
Concert Details: Jâca is a clarinet and guitar duo that combines classical and world music to bring an adventurous, passionate, and completely original musical style to the stage. Jâca’s music reflects the versatility of their instruments, using Western Classical training as a base to combine with their diverse musical and cultural heritage.
From Flamenco to Fado, Appalachia to Argentina, and guitar slides to clarinet smears, Jâca’s music is truly a unique fusion that fits into no single genre. The duo breathes new life into the traditional concert experience, ignoring convention and consistently leaving their audiences buzzing. “At a Jâca concert you’re not just a bystander – you feel a part of it.” (Humans of Chamber Music)
Based in Fort Collins, CO, Canadian clarinetist Wesley Ferreira is an acclaimed soloist and orchestral musician. He always brings his infectious positivity, big smile, and way too many reeds to every rehearsal. His Portuguese heritage has inspired arrangements and commissions of new music for the duo. In addition to being an award-winning Classical guitarist, Los Angeles-based Jaxon Williams is an active performer of Spanish Flamenco guitar. He also knows more about fingernail care than a certified beautician and can slap on a fake nail in 5 minutes or less.
Jâca has delighted audiences in concert halls at arts series and music festivals worldwide, including in North America, South America, and Europe. The press described the duo as being “at the forefront of an exciting new wave of classical chamber music groups” (Sneak Preview, OR) and praises Jâca for “pushing classical music forward” (Culturs: Global Multicultural Magazine).
Dividing their time between USA, Canada, Spain, and Portugal, this 21st-century duo represents the limitless potential of an interconnected world.