Hailing from the Ecuadorian highlands, Javier Jara has been producing and performing Latin music of all genres for all kinds of audiences in the United States for over twenty 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. He is greatly influenced and inspired by the Latin American social song movement of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Javier recently completed the Our Rhythms, Our Voices project where he and a team of collaborators interviewed Latin American immigrants from all walks of life and created songs from those interviews using a rhythm from the person’s homeland. The project seeks to showcase the diversity and richness of Latin American culture and heritage. Javier has two studio albums (De Una with Los Bohemios Perdidos and Canciones de Cuarentena as a soloist). He is currently recording his third studio album from the Our Rhythms, Our Voices project. Javier was one of six winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Competition in 2022. Photo by Rafael Idrovo.

Additional information



Contact name

Javier Jara

Contact address

1410 Crestwood Road Austin TX 78722

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Public Performance

$500 – $2, 500

School performance

$500 – $2, 500

Workshop fees

$500 – $2, 500

Travel per diem lodging

$150 – $1, 500




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged

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