MIAMI, Florida, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Latin / Reggae / Funk
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Born in Spain from a Cuban father and an Irish mother. The last of six children, Javi started playing the guitar when at 12 years old, he left Madrid to attend boarding school in Ireland. After 2 1/2 years the Franciscan Headmaster told him that even-though he loved hearing his music in the school halls Javier's behavior would be better suited in another school. So he moved with his father in Miami and attended Coral Gables Snr. High.
By the age of twenty he released his first CD with Fonovisa simultaneously in the Latin markets of U.S.A., Puerto Rico , Europe, Mexico and South America. He achieved gold record sales in three countries with a funky Latin Rock fusion. His first single "Tranquila" went to the top of the charts " (J.G.) .I think Tranquila turned into a success because it has an uplifting quality about it , and people all over are dying to dance to some killer Cuban rhythms mixed with whatever. but the real need is for roots, that's what I offer."
After touring for a few years he focused on his second album, which he produced together with multi Grammy Award Winner Gustavo Santaolalla. Universal Music will launch his second album on March 2005. Some of the musicians in the album include Arturo Sandoval, world renowned trumpet player, Abe Laboriel Jr.(Paul Mc Cartney's drummer), Smithsonian inducted "living treasure" Francisco Aguabella on batá, etc.
"(Gustavo Santaolalla). I think this album will make a mark in the world of music."
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