Javier Suame

Javier Saume Mazzei (Drums/ Percussion) A native of Caracas, Venezuela, and began playing percussion at the age of eight. He holds a BA in music from the College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He has performed with Rhonda Richmond, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley, Cassandra Wilson, Badi Assad, Otros Aires and the Symphony Orchestra “Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela”. He has performed internationally in concerts, master classes and residencies in Beijing, China ; The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and with Sones de Mexico Ensemble at Carnegie Hall In New York City. He has also recorded and toured with the Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble. He plays as a guest musician in the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre , a Northeastern Illinois University associate institution in Chicago, and tough percussion at People’s Music School. Relocated in Albuquerque since 2018, has performed with the “Yjastros 34” National Institute of Flamenco at the Carlisle South Arena at The University of New Mexico on March 2019. He teaches drums and Percussion at the Albuquerque Institute of Music and the New Mexico School of Music