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Event Type Description
Composer Spotlights feature a Presenting Artist outlining compositional concepts contained within their own work by examining score & audio excerpts.
Creating Clarity and Resonance in Large Ensemble Passages
About the Presenting Artists(s)
Dr. Javier Nero is a jazz trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator whose musicianship has received significant recognition. In NYC Javier performed regularly with The Robert Edwards Big Band, Steven Feifke Big Band, Remy Le Boeuf’s Assembly of Shadows, Manuel Valera Jazz Orchestra, Lucas Pino’s No-Net Nonet, the Eyal Vilner Big Band, and many other jazz and classical ensembles. Javier also leads two of his own ensembles “The Javier Nero Septet” and “The Javier Nero Jazz Orchestra. Both bands perform all original compositions and arrangements. Currently based in Washington, DC Javier is busy as both a sideman and bandleader in the greater DMV area. He recently relocated from New York City after winning the lead trombone position in the US Army Band Pershing’s Own. Javier performs as part of the pop element with the US Army Blues big band. Javier has also recently joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University as the jazz trombone and arranging teacher.
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