World class and Juilliard trained jazz performer(s). This band is capable of performing anything from traditional New Orleans jazz, Dixie-Land, Swing, Bebop, all the way to Blues, Funk, Pop, and original music.
Javier Nero's band comes in whatever format you would like for your event. Depending upon the budget and the size of the performance venue we can recommend anything from a duo, trio, quartet, quintet, to a big band, and everything in between.
Reggie was a fantastic trombonist who played the score to perfection!
We hired Javier for a family event to celebrate my father, a jazz brass band and piano player, who recently passed away. He brought a keyboardist and played throughout the event. I told him what sort of music my dad liked and Javier and accompanist nailed it. They had a really positive and peaceful energy. Everyone, kids and adults, had a beautiful time listening, dancing, and telling stories about my dad. And Javier could not have been easier to work with.
We booked Javier the night before the party. Unfortunately he was not able to be there but found 3 fantastic musicians that were able to provide the requested New Orleans music. The guys arrived on time, set-up quickly and went with the flow of the evening. Even stayed later when the party went into overtime. I would highly recommend Javier and trust that if he can not be there himself, then he will find comparable if not better musicians than himself.
just what we asked for!
Javier took care of us on extremely short notice and did an outstanding job! Never knew it was possible to hire a pro musician to serenade a loved one❤️ Definitely recommend!
Javier performed for my teen's birthday party, he loves jazz, the preformance was fantastic. All my guests had a great time! Thanks Javier.
What to Expect
Anything from an exhilarating artistic performance to a low-key background sound can be achieved by this group depending upon the venue and the context. We perform anything from traditional jazz, all the way through funk, pop, R&B and our own original music.
Dr. Javier Nero is a jazz trombonist, composer, and arranger whose musicianship has received significant recognition. Dr. Nero has won first place in 4 international jazz solo competitions including the International Trombone Association’s Carl Fontana Competition, the ITA’s J.J. Johnson Competition, the American Trombone Workshop National Jazz Solo Competition, and the Texas State Trombone Symposium Jazz Trombone competition. Dr. Nero was also selected as 1 of 3 finalist nation-wide to perform in the Detroit Jazz Festival's Curtis Fuller competition.
Currently New York City based, Dr. Nero is busy as both a sideman and bandleader in the New York City area. He has collaborated and recorded with multiple Grammy award winning musicians Brian Lynch, John Daversa, and Shelly Berg and also maintains an active live-performance career. Dr. Nero performs regularly with both local and internationally renowned ensembles at venues such as Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland Jazz Club, Smalls, and many others. Javier also leads two of his own ensembles: The Javier Nero Septet, and the Javier Nero Jazz Orchestra that perform regularly around the city.
His classical training and versatility have enabled him to perform in various styles and genres alike, ranging from small jazz combos, to symphony orchestras. Nero is also a member of the award winning Haitian band “Klass” which tours the US, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, and France regularly.
Dr. Nero's compositions and arrangements have also earned various awards and accolades including Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards, participation in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, the Banff Centre’s International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, and multiple awards and recognition from the Ithaca College Jazz Composer Contest.
Multiple Grammy award-winning trumpeter/composer Brian Lynch calls Nero’s compositions: “ modern, sophisticated, yet accessible, pleasing the player and listener alike”. He has also written compositions and arrangements that were performed by the Frost Symphony Orchestra, the Concert Jazz Band, Studio Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Vocal 1, Extensions, The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra, The Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and many more.
Dr. Nero currently holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School, a Master of Music from University of Miami in Studio/Jazz Writing, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a cognate (minor) in classical trombone performance at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Additional Booking Notes
All we need to perform are accessible power outlets for the keyboard and bass amplifiers. We bring everything else we need, depending upon the venue.
Influences & Inspiration
Miles Davis, John Coltrane, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Pat Metheny ETC.
Accessible power outlets for keyboard/bass amplifiers