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Florissant Valley Welcomes Singer-Songwriter Javier Mendoza

November 01, 2009

Javier Mendoza

Internationally known singer-songwriter, guitarist and storyteller Javier Mendoza will perform at Florissant Valley from 12:30 – 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The performance will take place outside in the Quad area at the center of the campus or in the event of inclement weather, the Student Center Multipurpose room. The campus is located at 3400 Pershall Road.

Mendoza’s performance is part of the Global Gathering series, Que Vivan Las Americas!

"We are so excited to have Javier perform on our campus! He currently lives in St. Louis, but he is an  internationally recognized artist and a perfect fit for our Global Gathering series, "Que Vivan Las Americas", said Cindy Shanks, one of the coordinators of the Global Gathering series. "His father, Richard Mendoza, is a former Florissant Valley faculty member so naturally we thought of Javier for this event."

Throughout his twelve-year music career Javier Mendoza has been working hard and patiently waiting for his big break. Born in Virginia, raised in Spain and now living in St. Louis Missouri, Javier continues to create and perform his amazing music. His creativity and perseverance are easy to see in his evolution from a songwriter for Warner Chappell in 1996 to a full time singer, songwriter, and performer today.

Mendoza has received many honors throughout his career. He was a finalist in the Independent Music Awards 2007, won best St. Louis World Music and Pop Artist 2000-2004, became a Budweiser True Music artist in 2005, had songs featured on MTV’s Real World, has multiple magazine features and live performances on several TV shows. He has also worked with some of the best musicians in the region and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Blues Traveler, Everclear, Los Lobos, and The Roots.

The Global Gathering series is coordinated by the Global Education Las Americas committee. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Cindy Shanks at 314-513-4114 or Paul Higdon at 314-513-4493.