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Javo Barrera

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Javo Barrera is a household name in the music scene. He is highly regarded as one of the top session and live musicians. Javo studied Symphonic Percussion at the Escuela Ollin Yollistli under the tutelage of Maestro Armando Zerquera (1989-1997), joining the Mexican Philarmonic as a guest musician on a variety of occasions.
His inquisitiveness led Javo to study harmony and composition , while taking private drum lessons .During this time Javo also attended Jazz Workshops with his brothers, After years of experimenting with a number of styles including Classical, Prog-Rock and Jazz, Javo’s career took off in the Pop scene.
Javo has been fortunate enough to play drums and Musical Director with some of the biggest Pop artists such as :
Mel Gaynor ,Franco De Vita, Paulina Rubio, Natalia Jimenez, La Quinta Estacion, Cristian Castro, Emmanuel , Alejandra Guzman and many more. Javo has also performed at international Drum Festivals for the past ten years and has shared a stage with the drumming elite of the world. He comes form a musical family and is one fourth of B4, a critically acclaimed Jazz quartet, which continues to amaze audiences.
Now he is the main drummer of the label GRA records in Los Angeles CA, under the direction by Sstephane Deu reine ,in which his new album Behind the tree is coming soon, also he has been recording different styles with great artists.

He has been fortunate enough to play with:

B4-JAZZ (Alongside his brothers performing around Mexico, Latin America and Europe.)
Duet with Marco Minnemann for www.drumchannel.com
TAM TAM FEST Sevilla (2008) (Peter Erskine-Thomas Lang-Jimmy D’Grasso)
DRUM FEST -2001 (Bobby Jarzombek-Derico Watson-Jonny Rabb)
A Variety of Household Mexican Jazz artists.
Drum Clinics in Spain, Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, America, and China.


  • Sin Frenos La Quinta Estacion (2009)
  • El Mundo se Equivoca La Quinta Estacion (2007)
  • Marco Di Mauro (2009)
  • David Bisbal ( Sin Mirar atras 2009)
  • Edith Marquez ( Duele 2009)
  • Yusli (La Magia de mi Presente 2009)
  • Luis Fonsi ( Palabras del silencio 2008)
  • Carlos Baute ( De mi puño y letra 2008)
  • Javo (Personality 2008- Solo Album)

Drumhead Setup

Snare - Texture Coated with Power Dot underneath
Toms - clear or coated Response 2 on top, Classic Clears on the bottom
Bass Drum - Superkick II on the batter

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La Quinta Estaction Latin Grammys
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"Corazan De Bronce" B4
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