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Juan Dhas

Born on May 4th 1994 in Dubai, UAE, guitarist Juan Dhas was immersed in music from the very beginning. At the age of 8, he began classical piano studies under Anton Tajanlangit, a member of the musical Tajanlangit family from the Philippines. However, Juan’s true passion for the guitar was ignited upon hearing a Hendrix album his father had bought; completely awe-struck, he asked his parents if he could study guitar. Juan’s wish was granted when he began studying with another Tajanlangit family member, Peter Tajanlangit, who saw great potential in Juan and nurtured his abilities over the coming years. From a young age, Juan absorbed whatever he could around him, subconsciously molding his musical tastes

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Juan Dhas: Catharsis

Read "Catharsis" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Guitarist Juan Dhas' debut recording, Embracing Clarity (Self Produced, 2014), was released just before he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music. Returning to Bogotá in 2016, the then twenty- two-year-old immersed himself in the Colombian jazz scene. Just the following year, he obtained the post of Coordinator of the Guitar Department at EMMAT, ...

Catharsis

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Reverie; Deeper Spirit; Alma; Showers over a Silent Lake; If Only I Could; Story of Night; Conscience; Beacons; Sleep.

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Juan Dhas: Catharsis

Read "Catharsis" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Acutely adept at both the simmer and boil of his mercurial compositions and a fluid improviser, guitarist/composer Juan Dhas, a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the Berklee College of Music at the age of twenty, proves himself a maturing, expansive and ever thoughtful player on Catharsis. As first heard on Embracing Clarity, his self ...

Embracing Clarity

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Free; Motive; Premonition; Light in the Dark; Wired; Let Go; Andean Sky.

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Juan Dhas: Embracing Clarity

Read "Embracing Clarity" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Guitarist Juan Dhas's full name is Juan Diego Chandra Dhas which gives some idea of his initial life influences through his Colombian mother and Indian father. After getting a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in 2010, and graduating in 2014, Dhas recorded Embracing Clarity, which is only available digitally due to financial constraints.

Embracing Clarity

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014


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