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. As a soloist with his guitar or accompanied by a larger musical ensemble, Javier plays a wide range of venues from coffee shops, art galleries and libraries to concert halls, school cafeterias, and cultural centers. 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. He released his first album in 2016 and is currently working on his second album, created from interviews with Latin American immigrants using the diverse rhythms from their homelands.