Xavi Reija

Xavi Reija is a Spanish drummer of distinction and a Berklee College of Music graduate (Class of 1999). Over the past 15 years, he has been a session musician for many artists, recording and performing with them. His work with Gary Willis (Tribal Tech), Monica Green, Steve Hogarth, Steve Hogarth (Marillion), and Pep Sal Joaquin Calderon are highlights. Between 2000 and 2003, he toured extensively with The Blues Blasters. Xavi continued to push his musical boundaries over the past ten years as a composer/leader of his own projects, including DX Project (which led to 2004’s “Two sides”) disc, the Xavi Reija Electric Quintet, with whom he released “Dream Land”, (2006) and “Ritual”, (2008), and the Xavi Reija Electric Trio which produced “Live At Home Murada” in 2010. Xavi is a true ambassador for the instrument. He has presented clinics at numerous workshops and festivals in Spain and Europe over the past decade. Barcelona native Xavi is more than a performer. He is also an author, teacher and instructor. In 2010, he published “How to Develop Your Musicality on Drums”. From www.moonjune.com

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