Javier Trujillo was born in Lima, Peru where he studied Classical Guitar at the Conservatorio de Musica de Lima. Subsequently, he continued his musical studies at UC Berkeley where his focus was Musicology.
Javier has had the opportunity to perform in master classes with many classical guitar masters related to the Omni Foundation of the Performing Arts. He has participated in various festivals in USA and Peru as a performer and educator, always sharing the importance of the guitar in Latin America. In addition, he has worked as an educator and musician for many years at the Aim Music Program for the San Francisco Symphony.
While playing with different bands and ensembles in the Bay Area, Javier explored both classical and popular music with Vibo Simfani, Proyecto Lando, Ajayu, just to name a few. He felt the need to further investigate the Afro-Peruvian guitar and became engaged with the style, exploring the different rhythms and possibilities of the music of his country.
In 2010 he created the music ensemble “Wasska Project,” mixing classical guitar with South American rhythms. With this group, he has performed in many venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as various parts of the USA, Europe and South America. Wasska Project’s mission is to present different genres and styles of music from South America, adding contemporary guitar effects/cajon/voice and a small touch of academic classical guitar ideas.