Jacinta Clusellas is a composer, guitarist and arranger 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. Jacinta’s debut album El Pájaro Azul was released in NYC, and published in Japan under the record label Inpartmaint Inc. She has served at music director-composer-arranger for the ongoing development on the bilingual musical Azul, Otra Vez [Blue, Revisited] at Tofte Lake Center, New York Theatre Workshop, BRIC, The Drama League, Prelude Festival. Jacinta is the arranger, orchestrator and music director of I Am, a play with music (La MaMa, NYC). She has also worked as the Assistant Music Director at the Off-Broadway musical The Boy Who Danced On Air (Abingdon Theatre Company).
Over the past few years, Jacinta has been invited to perform alongside notable Argentine artists such as Nito Mestre (Subrosa, NYC) Juan Falú (Americas Society/Council of the Americas, NYC) and Aca Seca Trío (Centro Cultural Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires). As a guitarist, she has performed at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub (Musical Theatre Factory), Drom, Subrosa, Le Poisson Rouge, the Connelly Theatre (NYC); Café Vinilo, Bebop Club (Buenos Aires); Mesón Nerudiano, Benevento Jazz (Santiago de Chile), La Estación (Quito), MAAC Cultura (Guayaquil), Atheneum Kelari (Athens), Vlatos Jazz (Crete). She has toured the US as a performer and a resident artist, at South by Southwest [SXSW] (Austin, TX), Lanesboro Residency Program (Jerome Foundation, MN), Audacious Raw Theatre (MN), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (WY), Tofte Lake Emerging Artists Residency (MN) as well as the Westben Performer - Composer Residency (Canada). She has participated in projects as an arranger for Grammy award-winning artists A.R. Rahman (Boston Symphony Hall) and Alejandro Sanz (Berklee Performance Center).
As an educator, she has been a teaching artist and mentor for Music Across Borders at Lincoln Center, is a former member of the Carnegie Hall Music Educators Workshop, and a current Teaching Artist at the Very Young Composers Program for the New York Philharmonic. Jacinta holds a B.A. in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music where she received the John La Porta Award. Upcoming: Jacinta is currently working on her second album to be recorded in NYC and Bogotá, Colombia in the spring of 2020, produced by West One Music (London).