Javier Suame

Javier Saume Mazzei (Drums/ Percussion) A native of Caracas, Venezuela, and began playing percussion at the age of eight. He holds a BA in music from the College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. He has performed with Rhonda Richmond, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley, Cassandra Wilson, Badi Assad, Otros Aires and the Symphony Orchestra “Sistema de Orquestas Juveniles de Venezuela”. He has performed internationally in concerts, master classes and residencies in Beijing, China ; The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and with Sones de Mexico Ensemble at Carnegie Hall In New York City. He has also recorded and toured with the Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble. He plays as a guest musician in the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre , a Northeastern Illinois University associate institution in Chicago, and tough percussion at People’s Music School. Relocated in Albuquerque since 2018, has performed with the “Yjastros 34” National Institute of Flamenco at the Carlisle South Arena at The University of New Mexico on March 2019. He teaches drums and Percussion at the Albuquerque Institute of Music and the New Mexico School of Music

POSTPONED: April Fundraiser

Dear Valued Patrons,
We regret to share that due to concerns relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone our April 19th fundraising event, Ecco la Primavera. We expect to reschedule this event for a weekend between July and September – stay posted! Please know this decision does not reduce the Newberry Consort’s need for your support. Indeed, now more than ever, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us not only minimize the losses from this postponement but also contribute to our future events.

If you currently hold a ticket for this event, refunds are available upon request. Otherwise, the cost of your ticket will be applied to the rescheduled event. If you are a current ticket-holder for this event, Consort General Manager Hannah De Priest will be in touch with you directly very soon.
You can always donate to the Newberry Consort online  or via check. Our mailing address is The Newberry Consort, P.O. Box 60212, Chicago, IL, 60660-0212. Please reach out to manager@newberryconsort.org if you have any questions or leave a message at 773-669-7335 and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
We appreciate your understanding and very much look forward to welcoming you to Newberry Consort concerts in the future. Till then, wishing you all good health and safety in these uncertain times.