Javier Sanchez Perez is a bassist, composer and arranger. He combines his musical activity with the academic field as pedagogue and researcher of traditional music styles and their inclusion in a contemporary music context.
Javier began his musical studies as a pupil of the pedagogue Felix Santos and he studied Jazz at Escuela de Musica Creativa. He completed his bachelor and pedagogical studies in Music Education at Complutense University of Madrid in 2011. Afterwards he moved to Boston (USA) in 2012, where he received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music. He was taught by prestigious performers and composers (Bob Pilkington, Greg Hopkins, Simon Shaheen, Victor Bailey, Lincoln Goines, Anthony Vitti or Oscar Stagnaro to name a few). During his studies he developed different methods and techniques to approach musical traditions in a diversity of contexts. After he graduated with honors in 2015, he began his master studies at Sibelius Academy and The Royal Academy of Music as a member of the Nordic Master of Global Music (GLOMAS).
He started his professional career at a very young age, recording and touring with a wide variety of musical projects and learning from a diversity of traditions in an international environment. Nowadays he is an active musician and pedagogue with an emphasises on combining different styles in his approaches to playing, composing and teaching.
Javier is also endorser and clinician of Warwick basses and leader of his solo project Cuejero.
Cuejero is the result of the artistic connection and interaction between diverse musical cultures. The music is inspired by contemporary flamenco and castilian folk with influences from the Middle East and Latin America.
The aim of this project is to find the artistic relationship between those cultures and music traditions, which have been living together for hundreds of years.
The idea was born in Boston, MA where Javier was an active musician and collaborator in a wide diversity of music projects during his studies at Berklee College of Music. During this period he began to create new music taking elements from his own musical background combined with the musical traditions in which he was immersed. The output of this artistic process was the selection of compositions and arrangements, which are part of this record.
Javier developed the project with the support of the Berklee College of Music´s Mediterranean Institute and it was produced in collaboration with The Global Music Centre. The recording involved musicians with diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, coming from U.S.A, Finland, Spain, Japan, Palestine, Israel, Iran, Colombia, Mexico, India and Australia. All of them have contributed and enhanced this project by giving their own vision to the music.
1. HIEDRA (4:51) JAVIER SANCHEZ PEREZ
2. JACALA (5:01) JAVIER SANCHEZ PEREZ
3. CERRO (7:08) JAVIER SANCHEZ PEREZ
4. BULERIAS (2:47) MARIO ESCUDERO
5. ENREDADERA (1:39) JAVIER SANCHEZ PEREZ
6. EN EL CAFE DE CHINITAS (5:35) FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA
7. FANDANGO ANTIGUO CASTELLANO (3:30) TRADITIONAL
8. ENTRADILLA (6:50) JAVIER SANCHEZ PEREZ
Javier Sanchez Perez
Aliya Cycon Project
Amor a Roma
Batto and sir Dead Rose
Bull y los bufalos
Escuela de musica creativa