Hailing from the Ecuadorian highlands, Javier Jara has been producing and performing Latin music of all genres for all kinds of audiences, both big and small, in the United States for over 15 years. With a voice that is both soulful and melodic, Javier specializes in Latin folk and roots music ranging from Trova to Son Cubano to Bossa Nova and Tango. From 2016 through 2019, Javier produced more than twelve Latin ensemble concerts as an artist-in-residence at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin. He is now part of their Latin American Artist Access Program. Javier has two studio albums (De Una with Los Bohemios Perdidos and Canciones de Cuarentena as a Soloist). He will soon record his third studio album from the Our Rhythms, Our Voices project. In 2022, he was chosen as one of six winners one the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Competition. In 2022 and 2023, Javier was selected as an official showcase artist for the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference, the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, and the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest Conference.