Javier Vercher (saxophone) - Born in Madrid, 1978. At 17 years of age, Vercher obtained the middle degree in classical studies of Clarinet, plan 66, at the Joaquín Rodrigo Conservatory in Valencia.
At 18, Javier studied in Boston at Berklee College. In Boston, he had the opportunity to study with great masters of improvisation, rhythm and harmony like George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, Greg Hopkins, Jeff Galindo, David Johnson, Ken Cervenka and Andy McGhee.
While in Boston, legendary drummer/composer Rakalam Bob Moses asked him to play in his group. He later moved to New York where he played with many local jazz greats such as Lionel Loueke, Henry Cole, David Doruzka, Ferenc Nemeth, RJ Miller amongst others.
In 2003, Vercher formed a trio with drummer Brannen Temple, and bassist, Chris Higgins. After a 24-concert tour in Spain, he recorded his first solo album “Introducing The Javier Vercher Trio with guests Robert Glasper & Rakalam Bob Moses” for Fresh Sound Records. Soon after, Vercher added to his trio, guitarist Lionel Loueke and performed at various jazz festivals in Spain. Javier was awarded the Tete Montoliú Revelation Musician Award.
Vercher worked with artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Carlos Martín, Michael Ciro (Alicia Keys, Madonna), drummer Nathan Townsley (Joe Zawinul Sindicate), trumpeter Luis Aquino, Jorge Rossy, Larry Grenadier, Lionel Loueke, Sam Yahel, Chip Taylor, Bill Frisell and Francisco Mela , David Kikoski and has several albums under his name.