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Antonio Navarro

Antonio Navarro Vega (Valsequillo de Gran Canaria, 1990) began his musical studies at the age of seven and from that moment on, his training was linked to various music schools (EMMDAA of Valsequillo, Yamaha Marble, etc.). He is a teacher in Music Education by the ULPGC (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and since 2012 he has been living in Barcelona to study the Superior Degree of Jazz and Modern Music in the speciality of voice.

Subjects: Voice, Instrumental Ensemble, Secondary Instrument

Biography

He has taken courses and participated in various seminars on jazz, improvisation, choral conducting or instrumental ensemble (with musicians such as Bob Stoloff, Christian McBride or Dena DeRose). He participated in the I Forum de Jazz de Annecy (Rhône-Alpes, France). In 2012 and 2013 he got selected by the IEA for its High Specialization in the Music program.

He has been a member of different groups as pianist, chorus and vocalist of different styles such as pop, Latin music, rock and of course, jazz. He has collaborated with the Aula de Jazz de la ULPGC. He participated in the Enlunallena Festival at the Pérez Galdós Theatre, in the Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & más Heineken, the Festival de Música Popular de Barcelona (MPB Voll-Damm) or La nit de Musicals at the Teatre Grec.

He has been a member of the Jove Big Band of the Taller de Músics and collaborated with the Original Jazz Orquestra (OJO). He is currently a member of the jazz quartet The Mellow Sound and the Ibero-American music trio Maresía.

As a teacher, Antonio Navarro has taught music applied to dance at the EIDG, directed the Cor Raval Revolution and has given singing classes in different schools such as the Aula de Música i Teatre Musical or the MúsicaAndCo school. He has designed music projects for students with specific needs for educational support, implementation of ICT in music education, implementation of musical activities for children at risk of social exclusion or creation of jazz shows for children and has advised on issues of composition and musical production for children within the eTwinning project (an initiative of the European Commission’s eLearning Programme). He also lent his voice to radio programmes and shows as a voice-over artist and for TV jingles.

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