From the Bijou Theatre:
Join us for a special night featuring musical sensation Javier Colon, to help raise funds for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) Tour de Pink.
Javier Colon has a lot of heart. In fact, that heart is precisely why
he captivated America as winner of the inaugural season of NBC’s hit
television show, The Voice. It’s why he never gave up on his dream of a
career in music even in the face of numerous setbacks and what seemed
like endless adversity. It’s why every time he writes a song, it strikes
A native of our neighboring town Stratford, he first discovered music
as a kid growing up in Connecticut. His father was a DJ at a local
radio station (located on our very own Fairfield Avenue!), so there was
always music playing at home. “From an early age, I’d start mimicking
the singers I’d hear on the radio,” he recalls. “With encouragement from
my mom and a few teachers, I started performing at school. After that, I
wanted to be all over anything that had to do with music.”
In addition, Colon writes his own music, constantly keeping himself
open to inspiration. He has referred to his style of music as being
“acoustic soul.” A family man, he keeps his wife and daughters close to
his heart at all times often writing about them. He continues, “I
connect emotionally to the songs I write, especially if they have
anything to do with my wife or my little girls. As a result, music can
happen at any time. I’ve had instances where I’ll wake up in the middle
of the night with two full verses of lyrics that I hardly even have to
think about. I hope people connect to that.”
Opening Act: Matt Cusson
An award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, who continues to wow
audiences and prove that he is the real deal. He is a gifted self-taught
musician who excels in jazz, pop, and soul, as demonstrated by his
expert writing and arranging skills on his critically acclaimed
self-titled debut album.
Theatre Seating: $65
Table Seating: $85
Doors Open at 6 p.m.
Show Starts at 7 p.m.