Javier Chaparro and Salúd
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Javier Chaparro and Salúd

| Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE | AFM

Established on Jan, 2011
Band Latin Singer/Songwriter




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Tuyo - Fable Records 2012



This Austin based band is the brainchild of Javier Chaparro, a virtuoso violinist turned singer/songwriter. The music is a romantically blended mix of Latin American genres with jazz and Americana influences. With bandmates Paul Glasse (mandolin) Mitch Watkins (guitar) Stephen Jarrard (guitarron) and Laura Mordecai (percussion) the music is infectious to say the least, Sald's live performances are pure joy. Their debut CD, Tyo, is available February 13th, 2012.

A native of Lima, Peru, Javier Chaparro began his formal study of violin at the National Conservatory in Lima. He has been with the Sinfonica Nacional in Lima, the Fine Arts Theatre Orchestra in Mexico City, the Austin Symphony and currently holds the post of Concert Master for the Brazos Valley Symphony. As a guest artist he has performed solo and chamber music recitals in United States, South America, and Europe. Over the years he has built quite an eclectic musical career performing Latin, Jazz, Gypsy, Pop and Country Western music as a band leader and a sideman.
Javier has been the featured artist in film and documentary soundtracks including The Alamo, Spy Kids, IMAXs Ride Around The World, Loaves and Fishes and PBSs Hansel Meith. Besides the love for his music and his family, he is an avid horseman and accomplished trainer.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Paul Glasse was lured to Austin Texas by his love of Texas Swing. Under the tutelage of the great electric mandolinist, Tiny Moore of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, Glasse immersed himself in the vocabulary and vibe of Texas Swing has been inducted into the Texas Swing Hall of Fame. He has won the International Mandolin Championship as well as a host of other kudos. Paul is, himself an accomplished composer and has a number of jazz albums to his own credit. He has recorded and performed with Asleep at the Wheel, Michelle Shocked, Ana Egge, The Flatlanders and many others.

Coming from as far from Poughkeepsie as you can get and still be in the U.S. Mitch Watkins migrated to Austin from McAllen, Tx and proceeded to make his mark as the one of the finest guitarists touring today. His rise came when his critically acclaimed jazz fusion group Passenger toured with Leonard Cohen. We has performed with Joe Ely, Jennifer Warnes, Jerry Jeff Walker, K.T. Oslin and many others. He has performed with and produced CDs for Bob Schneider, Abra Moore and others as well as having five CDs to his own credit. Mitch is currently splitting his time with Sald and Lyle Lovett.

Stephen Jarrard picked up the guitarron when Javier, then a sideman in Stephen's country/western band, wanted to start a mariachi trio. Stephen is rooted deeply in the singer/songwriter world and performed with many of the great singer/songwriters who traveled through the famed Anderson Fair in Houston, Texas.

Laura Mordecai - percussionist and vocalist spent her formative years playing drums in her father's dixieland jazz band and percussion in pit orchestras for musical theatre. Later she spent time with the Sentimental Journey Orchestra singing in the songs of the Andrew Sisters. After venturing through various rock and country bands she moved over to Latin percussion and has performed with Beto and the Fairlanes, The Austin Pops Orchestra, Libby Kirkpatrick and others.