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Yasser Tejeda was born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At the age of 11, began guitar lessons with a private teacher and after a few years he enrolled in the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo from 2002 – 2005.  [br]                     [br]                                   

In January 2007, Yasser was awarded a Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production in 2010. While at Berklee Yasser had the honor to play, perform/record with Kevin Eubanks, Meshell Ndegeocello, Phillip Bailey, Myron Mckinley, Juan Luis Guerra, David Dyson and John JR Robinson. [br] [br]

In 2009, Yasser released his first album as a bandleader, guitar player and composer: Mezclansa with his group Palotre. “This accomplished band from the Dominican Republic carves out some fresh new territory on the modern jazz scene with Mezclansa” – Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times  [br] [br]      

Yasser’s arranging and recording works include important singers from Dominican Republic such as Irka Mateo, Anacaona (2009) and Xiomara Fortuna, Paseando (2012). Yasser is currently working on his recent duo project (aStridd) with the Canadian jazz singer Jill Peacock with an upcoming EP Colliding Galaxies (Nov 2012) where Yasser feature as composer, arranger, guitar player, producer and recording engineer.  [br] [br]

Yasser’s have been working playing as a professional musician since he has 17 years old, doing national and international tours, playing at venues such at Carnegie Hall, United Palace and Sea Stadium in NYC. Recorded at “El Pie Studios” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Has played International Festivals such as FITA (Venezuela), Mizik Factory (France), Quijombo Festival (NYC), International Women’s Festival and the transmission of presidential command of Michelle Bachelet (Chile). [br] [br]

While in Boston (2008 – present) he is been performing with Irka Mateo, Raquel Z Rivera, Fredericks Brown, Violette de Bartillat, Danny McClain, Smithsoneon, JazzThugs, Decent men, Gizmo and McAllister Drive.     [br] [br]                                                                                  

“Yasser Tejeda brings the best of several musical worlds into one engaging mix that touches upon Dominican tradition, reaches deeply into modern rock and fusion sounds, and stretches the idea of Latin Jazz to the further reaches of its boundaries” – Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner[br] [br]