Javier Trujillo Jurado was born in Lima-Peru. From a very early age he spent time in a recording studio where his father worked as a sound engineer with prominent musicians from all over the country. This exposure to different groups and genres inspired him at age 14 to start playing the guitar and helped shape his skills as a sound engineer and musician.
He studied classical guitar at the Conservatory of Music in Lima-Peru and received a full scholarship to pursue his Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of California at Berkeley. He acquired his training in the Suzuki Guitar Method by Frank Longay at the Longay Conservatory of Guitar, where he later taught ensemble. He has participated in master classes with Roland Dyens, Paulo Bellinati, Alieksey Vianna, Celso Machado, Marco Pereira, Marco Silva, Felipe Pumarada and David Pinto.
Javier has performed all over South America, and has traveled extensively to conduct research on the Andean guitar and for his master’s thesis on the sikuris and pan flutes from around the world. In the Bay Area, he has performed in venues including The Palace of Fine Arts, Brava Theater, Zellerbach Hall, The Berkeley Jazzschool (now the California Jazz Conservatory), and he has also been invited to play with the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra and the Mandolino Graziosi Chamber Music Ensemble.
In 2016 Javier was part of the San Francisco Symphony’s “AIM” (Adventures in Music) Program with the ensemble Exquenda. He performs in various venues with his ensemble Wasska Project.