Javo Barrera

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Javo” Barrera, a three-time Grammy winning drummer/producer and composer, Javo is highly regarded within the music industry as one of the top live/session musicians. 

The Early Years

While taking private drum lessons in his youth, Javo studied Symphonic Percussion under the tutelage of Maestro Armando Zerquera at the Escuela Ollin Yollisli, Mexico City as well as piano composition and arrangements. He also attended Jazz workshops with his brothers (who are sought after musicians/M.D.s in Latin America).

He then went on master a number of styles including Classical, Progressive Rock and Jazz before exploding onto the Latin Pop scene. After exceeding all professional expectations, today Javo is focused on the exploration of Jazz Fusion and Producing all kind of generes in Los Angeles Ca.

Credits

Over the years, Javo has been secured as Musical Director for some of the most highly acclaimed Latin-Pop artists such as:

Natalia JimenezLa Quinta EstaciónCristian CastroCarlos BauteEmmanuel and Alejandra Guzman, to name a few.

 

 

Some of the artists he has been privileged to work with include the following:

*Paulina Rubio

*Franco De Vita

*Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds)

*Missing Persons 

*B4 (The Barrera Brothers)

*Osmany Paredes

*Emmanuel & Mijares

*Carlos Baute

*Egine 

*Jarocho

And many more…

 

Recordings

*Javo Barrera “Personality/Behind The Tree/Relaxing light music

*Javo Barrera “Far From Home” TBA

*La Quinta Estacion “Sin Frenos” (U.S. Grammy)

*La Quinta Estacion  “El Mundo Se Enquivoca” (Latin Grammy)

*Gilberto Santa Rosa “Necesito Un Bolero” (Latin Grammy)

*Natalia Jimenez “Creo En Mi,” and “Por Ser Tu Mujer”

*David Bisbal “Sin Mirar Atras”

*Carlos Baute “Amarte Bien,” and “De Mi Puño Y Letra”

*Luis Fonsi “Palabras De Silencio”

*Ivan Barrera *Test

*B4 “B4 Jazz” and “Corazón De Bronze” , to name a few

Drum Festivals and Clinics

 Drum Channel w/ Don Lambardi

Drum Channel Master Class 

Tam Tam Fest – Sevilla 2009 (Peter Erskin, Thomas Lang, Jimmy D’Grasso)

Duet w/ Marco Minneman (Drum Channel)

Laguna Drum Fest

A variety of International Drum Clinics and Master Classes