Acclaim & Press
“At a Jâca concert, you're not just a bystander - you feel a part of it.”
- Humans of Chamber Music Podcast
“Their virtuosic and engaging concerts stimulate emotion, inspire imagination, and promote multicultural understanding and appreciation.”
- The Times Kuwait
“Expect the dynamism of an energetic comedy duo.”
- Rebecca Nelson, Tobacco Valley News
"Immense musical talent."
- Grace Magruder, The Ukiah Daily Journal
“Their mesmerizing tone and colorful playing makes for a rare alluring and stunning combination.”
- Take Effect
“Jâca is at the forefront of an exciting new wave of classical chamber music groups.”
- Sneak Preview (Ashland, OR)
“Ferreira emphasizes the inherent tunefulness of each of these works with fluid phrasing and a ripe tone, taste, and aplomb.
Ferreira is a talent worth watching.”
- Art Lange, Fanfare Magazine
“Jaxon Williams… a rising star in the guitar world.”
- Corvallis Arts Review
“Jâca pushes classical music forward.”
- Culturs: The Global Multicultural Magazine
“It’s classical music, but you wouldn’t believe it.”
- The CoffeeHouse Classical
"Presenting Jâca was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They are highly entertaining and interactive. Perfect for venues large and small."
- Chris DeVore, Mountain Home Arts
"Wesley and Jaxon gave an inspired and flawless performance. I heard lots of positive feedback from the audience. They enjoyed every minute of it."
- Blair Whittington, Brand Music Series
"We were immediately drawn into their performance both for its level of artistry and their impressive ability to draw in an audience.
They are really delightful people who are full of positive energy and have a great curiosity for the communities and people that they meet."
- Misty Annala, Judith Arts Society
"I would highly recommend Jâca. They were so professional, cordial, and easy to work with.
I’ve had people stop me to comment how much they enjoyed the evening's performance. That says a lot! Wow, we just can’t say enough good things."
- Jill Dosert, Northeastern Arts Network
"If I had to use only one word to describe the way Jâca presents themselves it would be 'ENERGY!'"
- Robin Olscher, Second Tuesdays at Trinity
"We booked Jâca for the final concert in our series, and oh my! They were fabulous!
The evening concert which many audience members said was the best of our season, left everyone wildly applauding."
- Ruth Richards-Schlarman, Sunburst Arts
"Their program was amazing and the music so well received and the interaction between the performers and the audience was wonderful to watch.
Jâca's cultural exchange program's message totally impressed the board members. There was literally a rush of people to get to the table for their cultural items and the sales were amazing. The table was a near sellout."
- Ripon Arts League, Board of Directors
"It is obvious that Wesley Ferreira and Jaxon Williams, educators by training, and charasmatic performers, extend their enthusiasm to connecting with all ages and backgrounds. Thanks for touching our lives!”
- Jim Goss, Mineral County Performing Arts Council
"Jâca created some of the best student engagement I have seen in my eight years as an education director.
They clearly spent significant time preparing a highly engaging, interactive program that they could easily adjust for different age groups and levels of musical experience. I can't wait to have them back for another residency!"
- Kay Hilton, Director of Education & Engagement, Britt Music & Arts Festival
"I enjoyed the program and music tremendously and have watched it at least 5 times.
Thank you for being our first concert in this new experience for all of us (referring to Jâca's self-produced virtual concert during the pandemic)."
- Mary Clancy, Board Member, Tehama Concert Series
“Thank you so much for sending Jâca to Bloom Elementary for a concert. They were amazing!
They were not only amazing musicians, but amazing with our students. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
- Patty Frey, Tucson Unified School District
“Jâca delivers a unique and compelling repertoire of world music. Wesley and Jaxon are terrific performers who have a great dynamic energy together.
This ensemble certainly delivers.”
- Jackie Glazier, Professor of Music, University of Arizona
“My husband and I can’t thank you enough for a wonderful evening. It was just remarkable. The songs you played were not only inspirational,
but also so uniquely arranged, we just loved it!”
- Vidette Molina, Tucson, AZ
“So many different influences, and all of it so full of musical life. An exciting concert!"
- April Martin, New York, NY
“You are so engaging with your audiences on social media. You make your music and personality come to life no matter the platform!”
- Jenny Willis
"That was the most creative concert that I have ever attended."
- John T., Willow Park, PA
“Josephine County Community Concert Association was honored to host Jâca recently at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center. As individuals, you won’t find any more gracious, humble, or entertaining in their approach and rapport with the audience. Everyone loved them! In terms of their performance, their unique sound was supremely showcased by their selection of music and musical styles. Jâca is a great addition to any concert series. They don’t disappoint!”
- Laura Bennet, Josephine County Community Concert Association
"I just bought your CD. I love your music. The combination of guitar and clarinet is like an old friend. You take the music to a new level for me. So glad to have met you. Your love of what you do is so apparent. We need more of that in the world. Keep making it!"
- Virginia Hanley, Ukiah, CA