Born in Manhattan in 1966, Studies Piano from age 5, at 9 begins to study Saxophone. Obtains Bachelor of Music Degree (Applied Saxophone) from the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) in 1988. Obtains Master of Music Degree (Jazz and Commercial Music) from The Manhattan School of Music in 1991 with honors. In 1987 and 1988, he receives The Honorable Mention Prize from the magazine Down Beat. Principal teachers: Ramon Ricker, Bob Mintzer, Bill Dobbins, Ray Wright, Al Regni y George Coleman. In 1992 he emigrates to Spain, where he currently lives.

 
 

 

 

 
 

Laurent Philipe “Ad Lib”
Groove Records 1995
Bernardo Sassetti “Salsseti”
Groove Records 1995
Carlos Barretto “Going Up”
Challenge Records 1996
Swing Affair “Swaff! On Cheek”
Satchmo Jazz Records 1996
Bob Sands “Jump Start”
Fresh Sound New Talent Records 1998
Dexterity “Tribute Dexter Gordon”
Satchmo Jazz Records 1998
Chris Kase “Te Espero Aquí”
Satchmo Jazz Records 1999
Red House “Hold On”
Paella Records 2000
Yayo Morales “Andes Jazz Project”
Ingo Records 2000
Horacio Icasto “En El Central”
Ingo Records 2001
Xavier Monge “Hotel Orly”
Satchmo Jazz Records 2001
Calle Caliente “Mozambique Soul”
Youkali Music 2002
Paloma Berganza “Avec Le Temps”
Ensayo Records 2002
Mikel Andueza “Amusia”
Satchmo Jazz Records 2002
Pedro Ruy Blas “De Todo Corazon”
Factoría Records 2003
Rafael Alcántara “Aquí y Ahora”
Galileo Records 2003
Paloma Berganza “Boulevard Latino”
Ensayo Records 2004

 
 

 
 

 

 
 

He has participated in international tours with many groups, including: Lionel Hampton Big Band and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has performed with: Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie, Paquito D’Rivera, Gerry Mulligan, Mel Lewis, Garry Smullyan, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ron McClure, George Mraz, Kurt Weiss and J.J. Johnson, among many others. Since his relocation in Europe, he has played with Perico Sambeat, Jorge Pardo, Chano Domínguez, Pedro Iturralde, Albert Bover, Iñaki Salvador,Horacio Icasto, Javier Colina, Mario Rossy, Jorge Rossy, Bernardo Sasseti, Guillermo McGuill, Chris Kase, Mikel Andueza and Yayo Morales. In 1998, He releases his first record as a leader, for Fresh Sound Records, with the participation of Albert Bover, Carlos Barretto, Philipe Soiratt, Perico Sambeat y Kurt Weiss. Currently, he works as a bandleader, freelance musician and professor of jazz harmony and Big Band conductor at Musikene in San Sebastian. His current projects include his quartet, trio and The Bob Sands Big Band, which he directs when his busy studio and concert career permit it. He is an habitual member of tours and recordings of spanish pop stars such as Joaquin Sabina, Miquel Ríos, Marta Sanchez, Lolita, Martirio, Victor Manuel, Ana Belén, Joan Manuel Serrat and many more.

 
 

 
 
 
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