Saturday, June 2, 2018
Jo Long Theatre | 8PM | $25 – $35
Real Deal Acoustic Soul
Music genius Javier Colon experienced a broad cross section of music in his childhood, including Latin, pop and, of course, soul. He attended the University of Hartford’s Hart School of Music, where he graduated in 2000. After graduating from Hart, he served as percussionist for a soul band covering classic 70s soul and funk. Deciding to break out on his own, Javier recorded an EP and was signed by Capitol Records to record his eponymous debut album in the summer of 2003. Javier possesses a wonderful range and a talent for wrapping his bright voice around a tune.
Javier remained hidden until April 2011 when he joined NBC’s talent show, The Voice. He became a crowd and judge favorite and went on to win the competition. Around the same time, he issued the self-penned single, “Stitch by Stitch,” which shot to the top of the iTunes charts. Soon after, an EP of some of his acoustic work, entitled The Truth, was independently released. In late 2011, Colon issued a new album on Universal Republic Records, entitled Come Through for You.