Jacinta Clusellas is a composer, singer-songwriter and guitarist based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jacinta brings together South American folklore, jazz and chamber music, in the context of songs influenced by poems, literature and nature from South America.
Her bilingual musical AZUL had a full cast workshop at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in September 2022, was programmed at the Writers Grove at Goodspeed Musicals in 2023, and received the 2022 NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre to record a full cast studio EP, a collaboration with Alex Lacamoire and Kurt Crowley. AZUL was programmed at the 2020 National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, the 2021 NAMT 33rd Annual Festival of New Musicals as well as previously developed at New York Theatre Workshop, BRIC, The Drama League, Tofte Lake Center, Catwalk Art Institute and the Prelude Festival.
Jacinta's debut concept album El Pájaro Azul was published in Japan under the record label Inpartmaint, and her second EP A Donde Llega el Silencio, produced by West One Music (UK) recorded in NYC and Buenos Aires, will be released in 2023. In New York City, Jacinta has performed at SIX on Broadway as a guitarist, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, at the United Palace for Lin-Manuel Miranda's screening of COCO, at Joe’s Pub, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, La MaMa Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall, Musical Theatre Factory, The Sultan Room, Women of Color on Broadway and more.
Jacinta has toured the US as a composer, songwriter, performer and resident artist. Selected: South by Southwest [SXSW] (Austin, TX), Lanesboro Arts (Jerome Foundation, MN), Audacious Raw Theatre (MN), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (WY) Good Hart Artist Residency (MI). Internationally, she has toured her music throughout Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, Greece and Italy. Jacinta has also worked as an arranger for Grammy award-winning artists Alejandro Sanz (Berklee Performance Center) and A.R. Rahman (Boston Symphony Hall).
Jacinta is a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic, where she develops programs and teaches for the Very Young Composers Program, and has served as a mentor at Lincoln Center’s Music Across Borders program and Passport To The Arts program. Jacinta is an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music in the Contemporary Writing and Production department.