Xavier A. Jara, guitar

Hometown: Arlington, Minnesota

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In 2015, Xavier won First Prize in the Festival Internacional de Guitarra competition, Ciudad de Coria, in Spain. He also won the audience prize.

Meet Xavier A.

Xavier A Jara performed on Show 257, recorded in July 2012, at the age of 18.

Program bio from Show 257:

Xavier A. Jara (guitar), 18, is from Arlington, Minnesota where he is a student of Alan Johnston at MacPhail Center for Music. He’s the 2011 winner of the Senior Division of the Guitar Foundation of America International Youth Competition and he just returned from Velbert, Germany where he won the AndrŽés Segovia 7th International Competition for Young Guitarists. He enjoys spending time with animals and is a consummate TV watcher, with “Six Feet Under” and “Breaking Bad” being some of his favorite programs.

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