Austin based Keyboardist/Singer-Songwriter, Xavier Gonzalez Jr. is a product of the University of North Texas Jazz Studies program where he spent two years studying and playing with some of the best jazz musicians in the country. An active musician in the Austin music scene, Xavier has worked with Jennifer Fuentes (American Idol), Omarr Awake, Scarlett Olson, Miss Vonny, Arrival Journey Tribute, Third Coast Trio, Scott Clark, Kevin Scott, Doc Kelsey, and Mario Castellanos. As a sideman, he has opened up for major acts including Ozomatli, Marie Digby, and Dolores O'Riordan. Xavier recently recorded with Nashville singer-songwriter Phillip Thomas and is currently performing with Ky Ree and the Sho Nuff.
As a singer-songwriter, Xavier’s songs have placed and earned “Honorable Mention” awards several times with the Song of the Year online songwriting competition. In 2014, Xavier was selected to be a featured performer at the RAW:Austin Awakening Gala which included some of the very best talent in the Central Texas area.
Check out what people are saying about Xavier:
“Xavier is a monster player! I happened to be on a country session with him a while ago and was blown away. Phrasing, taste, chords, chops, - this guy had it all! Not only is he a killer player, but also laid back, really cool guy.”
Guitarist - Stoney LaRue Band
“Xavier captivated the entire audience from the moment he began till the last note. His amazing skills at the keys only complements his unique vocal sound. He was professional, courteous, and confident in his performance. With his enthusiasm, I'm sure we will see many more great shows from him. He's a star on the rise.”
Location Director - RAW Austin
"With a truly unique vocal style, solid keyboard chops, and an amazing ability to craft smart and beautiful pop songs, Xavier is definitely a complete artist. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for him."
Vocalist/Guitarist - SECO Music