Javier was born in Hermosillo, Sonora,
Mexico. Coming from a family of musicians, he started singing at
the age of five. By the time he was eight years old, he was a seasoned
performer on both radio and television in Mexico.
While studying at the University of Sonora, Javier became the music
director of The Estudiantina de la Universidad de Sonora. Javier
led The Estudiantina for 7 years, as they traveled throughout the
United States, performing at high schools, universities and for
the general public. Using many different types of traditional instruments,
(such as guitars, mandolins, accordions, upright bass, lutes and
tambourines,) this group of twenty-five students sang and played
traditional Spanish and Mexican folkloric music. Among many other
accomplishments, the group performed for the Fiestas de Cinco de
Mayo for the community of Portland, Oregon, and was the first Latin
American group ever to perform at Portland's Great Paramount Theater.
In Tucson, Arizona, they were invited to participate in the grand
opening of the Community Center, where the governor honored them
with the "Keys to the City." They performed as well for The Miss
Arizona Contest, The Colorado State 100 Year Anniversary Celebration,
and Denver's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, which was broadcast throughout
the United States.
Javier began his private professional career by composing and playing
contemporary Latin American music with a quartet that performed
in concert halls and in the clubs of some of the finest resorts
in the State of Sonora, Mexico. The group had its first recording
released in 1979. Two songs from those recordings, "Amigo Viento"
and "Amanecer", reached the top of the "Hit Parade" charts in some
cities in Mexico. The group was invited to perform as an opening
act for the concerts of the actors/singers Jose Luis Rodriguez from
Venezuela, (better known as "El Puma"), and for Jose Luis Perales
from Spain. They also performed for the national television program
called "Mexico, Magia y Encuentro" which was broadcast in Mexico,
the United States, and for the entire Latin American continent.
A resident of Carmel for the last 25 years, Javier has made frequent
appearances on local television and radio. He is also well known
for his performances for both private and corporate clients at conferences,
banquets, and corporate events in the finest venues and resorts
all over the Monterey Peninsula.
A wonderful guitarist and vocalist, Javier's repertoire is varied
and includes both instrumental and vocal music. He specializes in
contemporary Latin American music from South America, Spain and
Mexico. His playlist also includes some American contemporary and
classical music. Javier can play with just his guitar, or, for a
change of pace, can add a little rhythm and energy by accompanying
himself with some backing tracks. Although he performs primarily
as a soloist, he can perform as part of a larger group if desired.