Javi Castellote performing at Little España Saturday October 3rd - Shows @ 6.30 pm & 7.45 pm
Guitarist Javier Castellote was born in Bogota, Colombia. He began to play guitar as a teenager, influenced mostly by rock and metal music. Javier began his formal training at the Academia de Artes Guerrero. Mr. Castellote then moved to Omaha, NE where he enrolled in the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received instruction by Hadley Heavin. After graduation he was awarded a graduate teaching assistantship to continue advanced studies at Middle Tennessee State University with William Yelverton. Javier plays a variety of genres on the guitar, but he is especially fond of Latin American and Spanish music. He enjoys improvisation and the fusion of genres. He currently lives in Council Bluffs and teaches at the College of Saint Mary and Iowa Wester Community College.