Javier Mendoza

Javier Mendoza’s music reflects the amazing diversity of his musical inspirations, channeled through his own unique perspective. His incredible passion for performing has made him a favorite with audiences everywhere.

Born in Virginia, raised in Spain and Germany, and currently living in St. Louis, singer-songwriter Javier Mendoza has performed in the United States, Europe, and Latin America, in venues ranging from the intimate setting of the Chapel (pictured) to the American College of Greece to a St. Louis Rams game. He has performed at over 100 colleges in 20 states as well as countless clubs and music venues. He loves performing solo, duo, or with a full band, whether for a crowd of ten or ten thousand. No two of his performances are the same, as his music is constantly evolving.

Javier’s music draws on his Mexican and Spanish heritage, his travels and life experiences, and his eclectic musical influences ranging from Radiohead and U2 to Miguel Rios and Café Tacuba.  As a songwriter with Warner Chappell, he wrote for such popular artists as Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Carlos Robles, and Rosario. He is equally at home writing and performing in Spanish and in English, and the energy of his performances and the power of his music transcend any language barrier. In the last ten years, Javier has recorded nine albums of original music, including the recent “You” and “Tu” double album, featuring the same eleven songs in English and in Spanish.

Javier has been honored with numerous awards and fan recognition.   Career highlights include:

  • Voted one of “Colleges’ Hottest Artists” by Campus magazine, 2009
  • Winner of Readers’ Choice Best Male Vocalist (tie), Riverfront Times, 2009
  • Finalist, Independent Music Awards, 2007
  • KDHX Audience Award for Best Latin Artist in St. Louis Music Awards, 2006
  • Named Budweiser True Music Artist, 2005
  • Voted Best World and Pop Artist in St. Louis, five years in a row, 2000-2004

Seven songs featured on MTV’s The Real World, 2000-2005

Tags: Hispanic

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