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 College of Performing Art, Roosevelt University. Javier has performed with Rhonda Richmond, Reginald Veal, Harlin Riley, Cassandra Wilson, Badi Assad, Otros Aires, and the Symphony Orchestra “Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela”. He has performed internationally in concerts, master classes, and residencies in Spain,Beijing, China, The Kennedy Center Washington DC, and Carnegie Hall in New York with Sones de Mexico Ensemble, nominated for the Latin Grammy and Grammy in 2008. Javier plays as a guest musician in the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre a North Eastern University associate Institution. Javier is a guest artist of Fulcrum Point Educational program. Moreover, he has been a faculty member of People’s Music School Albany Park program since 2010. In 2016 He was the drummer and percussionist for the play “Another world for Beauty” written by Jose Rivera, directed by Steve Cosson and musicalized by Hector Buitrago (Los Aterciopelados) at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Javier has been a proud sponsored artist of Tycoon percussion since 2010.