Javier Saume Mazzei
About Javier Saume Mazzei
JAVIER SAUME MAZZEI. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Javier began playing percussion at the age of eight. He holds a B.A. in Music from Roosevelt University where he studied classical percussion with Ed Harrison, drum set with Phil Grateau and Paul Wertico and latin percussion with Ruben Alvarez. Javier has performed with Rhonda Richmond, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley, and Cassandra Wilson, and the Symphony Orchestra "Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela". He has performed internationally in concerts, master classes, and residencies in Beijing, China, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Carnegie Hall in New York with Sones de Mexico Ensemble. He currently records with Sones the only group in NARAS history to be nominated for the Latin Grammy and Grammy in the same year. Javier also tours with the Ensemble Español.