Berklee Student

Jacinta Clusellas

Berklee Student
Buenos Aires, AR
Member since 2012

About Me

Jacinta was born in Buenos Aires on November 1989, she grew up outside of the city and surrounded by music. She started learning guitar at age 11 and she soon knew that she wanted to pursue a life in music. At the age 15, she started studying music at the Conservatorio Juan José Castro while taking private lessons with different guitar instructors. On 2009, she began her studies at EMBA (Escuela de Música de Buenos Aires) where she started performing with different musicians from Latin America, learning new styles music and getting into the jazz language.
In Buenos Aires, she studied with Walter Malosetti, Miguel Tarzia, Ramiro Flores, Luis D’Agostino, Sebastián Zambrana and Abel Patrone. She participated in many clinics and classes with internacional musicians such as Sid Jacobs, Scott Henderson, Mike Stern, the Yellowjackets, Gary Bartz, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Hermeto Pascoal, Medeski Martin and Wood. On 2010, she was chosen to collaborate performing for the recording of an album at EMBA, produced by one of Argentina’s finest bass player, musician and producer, Javier Malosetti.
On March 2011, she was awarded with the Latin American Tour Scholarship from Berklee College of Music and she moved to Boston, where she is studying at the moment. Since she arrived, she has been actively performing with musicians from all around the world, participating in many groups, recitals, recording sessions and concerts inside and outside of the school; playing in different styles of music and bringing together Jazz, Argentinean Folk and other Latin styles. She performed in concerts such as the Outside the Box Festival, the Boston Book Festival, The Convocation Concert for Fall 2012, Women Musicians Network Concert, Women of the World: “Koloro” and Regatta Bar United Nations Concert, The Latin VIVE Concert at the BPC, and her own concerts at Berklee and other venues in Boston, both as a performer and as a composer, sharing the stage with professional musicians from all around the world.
On Spring 2013, Jacinta received the John LaPorta Award from the performance division for “outstanding musicianship”. She is currently majoring in Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production, and she has been studying with Mick Goodrick, Jim Kelly, Mark White, Tim Miller, Ed Tomassi, Neal Smith, Leo Blanco, Joe Carrier, Annette Philip, David Gilmore, David Johnson, Bruno Raberg and many other very inspiring teachers.
Added to this, she has developed her skills as an arranger, and was chosen to arrange for two very important concerts at the Berklee Performance Center: Alejandro Sanz Meets Berklee (under the direction of Matthew Nicholl) and the Singers Showcase 30th Anniversary (under the direction of Ken Zambello), arranging for large ensembles and conducting the music live. Nowadays, she is constantly performing with different groups from Berklee and leading her own group, which performs her own compositions and arrangements in the style of jazz and Argentine folk music.