American trombonist, Nick Javier is a native of Michigan, and is currently an active musician and educator based in Taiwan. He is the bandleader of the Nick Javier Group, and a freelance musician involved in not only the Jazz community, but in studio and film score recording as well. Nick has toured with Taiwanese pop artist, Jay Chou, and American R&B artist, Neo. Nick has performed with world-class jazz musicians such as Albert “Tootie” Heath, Antonio Hart, Michael Phillip Mossman and more. He holds faculty positions at Tunghai University, National Chiayi University, and the National Taiwan Concert Hall Summer Jazz program. Nick has also been invited to give master classes in Mahidol University, Rangsit University, and Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nick obtained his Master of Music degree in jazz studies from Michigan State University, and his Bachelor of Music degree in trombone performance from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, in the Netherlands, where he was mentored by Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra alumnus, Rodney Whitaker, and Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, as well as Dutch trombonist, IljaReijngoud. Nick is currently a brand representative of CarolBrass instruments.