Yasser Tejeda born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is a versatile guitar player currently based in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Yasser is currently working with a variety of artists including Deva Mahal, Irka Mateo and Jeremy Bosch. He is also a member of the groundbreaking group Freelance, which is becoming renowned in the jazz/soul scene in New York. Throughout 2014, he toured with Latin Grammy Award winner Prince Royce as part of “Soy el Mismo” tour. Besides his work in the U.S., Yasser has played and recorded with some revered Dominican artists including Xiomara Fortuna, Luis Dias and Tone Vicioso.
Yasser is also a producer, arranger, composer and bandleader with two projects so far in his discography including: aStridd (Colliding Galaxies, 2013) as well as his Afro-Dominican group: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré (Mezclansa, 2009). This album was dubbed one of the “100 essential recordings of Dominican music” by the nation’s Association of Art Writers (Acroarte). He is now working on his second album with Palotré which will feature musicians in the Dominican Republic and New York.