Xander Navarro is a neo-romantic composer mostly known for his pieces Unreturned Salute and The Bad Idea March, the latter of which placed second in the 2017 Christopher Bill Composition Competition. He most recently had a world premiere at the 2021 International Trombone Summit.
He is also a three-year member of the Marine Corps All-Star Jazz Band; his jazz experience has a large influence on his compositions and arrangements.
Xander has studied composition with Dr. Judy Bozone, John Wasson, Carl Lundgren, and Sabrina Scotti. He has also studied trombone with Chris Oliver, Jimmy Clark, Dr. Cory Mixdorf, Dr. Bill Haugeberg, Dr. Bruce Faske, and Joshua Blankenship, and jazz trombone with Carl Lundgren and Joakim Toftgaard.