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Javier Colon

Javier Colon holding a guitar and looking to his left over his shoulder

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Blessed with a stunningly soulful voice, an uncanny songwriting talent, a charismatic personality, and a commanding stage presence, Javier Colon has already won the attention of an international fanbase that has embraced his personally charged, acoustic-textured blend of pop, rock, and R&B, an effortlessly distinctive style that he’s dubbed “acoustic soul.” The son of a Dominican father and a Puerto Rican mother, Colon emerged as a musical prodigy early in life. His gifts took him to the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, where he founded an a cappella R&B quintet that performed at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater. Soon after graduating from Hartt with a degree in music education, he became lead singer of the neo-funk group EmCQ. After releasing the acoustic EP The Truth on his own label, Javier’s career took an unexpected but propitious turn in 2011, when he became the winner on the premiere season of “The Voice.” Colon is set to take his recording career to the next level with Gravity, his fourth album and his first for Concord Records. “Music is powerful,” Colon says. “It can make you cry, it can make you laugh, it can make you dance, and it can make you feel like you’re not alone. My songs have always come from the heart, and from a place of wanting to move people or make people feel something inside.”

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