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David Pastor

Trumpeter David Pastor (1974, Sedaví, Valencia) began his musical studies, as a child, in the Agrupació Musical Santa Cecilia de Sedaví. Since then. He has been continuously trained by excellent trumpet players and teachers such as Manuel López, who studied at the Valencia Conservatory and at the Barcelona Municipal School of Music, where he was awarded the Honorary Prize at the end of his studies under the supervision of Jaume Espigolé.

Subjects: Trumpet, Instrumental Ensemble Funk, Supplementary Repertoire


In 1988 he began his jazz studies at the Taller de Jazz de Sedaví, which would later give rise to the emblematic Colectivo de Músicos Sedajazz, in which Pastor evolved as a trumpet player.

His interest in continuous training through study and experience in different styles allows him to acquire a lot of technical knowledge and artistic resources with the trumpet. David Pastor’s eclectic training and his multi-faceted musical ability allow him to develop his professional career in a broad way, collaborating with great artists and groups of different musical genres to whom he brings the creative essence of jazz.

David Pastor has collaborated with great jazz musicians from the Spanish scene such as Perico Sambeat, Ximo Tébar, Mario Rossy, Eladio Reinón, Joan Soler, Jordi Vilá, Fabio Miano and the Sedajazz Big Band, having also shared the stage with international figures such as Clark Terry, Chris Cheek, Mike Mossman, Steve Marcus, Richie Cole, Dennis Roland, Paquito D’ Rivera, Frank Wess, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Dick Oatts, Donald Harrison and Maceo Parker, among others. As a jazz artist, he played in prestigious jazz festivals as Montreal (Canada), Montreux (Switzerland), Eurojazz (Mexico), Cully (Switzerland), San Sebastian, San Javier, Terrassa, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

David Pastor also participated in numerous recordings and tours of renowned singers such as Michael Buble, Armando Manzanero, Celia Cruz, Miguel Poveda, Lucrecia, Martirio, Seguridad Social, Lolita, Jaime Urrutia, Fundación Tony Manero, Presuntos Implicados, Nuria Fergó and the group Solar Sides. In addition, David Pastor collaborates with different classical groups such as the OBC (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and National Orchestra of Catalonia) and the Orchestra of Valencia.

At the same time, David Pastor leads Nu-Roots, a personal project with which he has published four albums, the last one being Motion (Dot Time Records, 2017). With Nu-Roots, Pastor turns all his musical experiences into a personal encounter between jazz and the more creative character of other styles, based on which he keeps on developing his professional career. Currently, Pastor is a trumpet teacher at the Taller de Músics de Barcelona and director of the OJO Big Band.

Twitter: @JazzDavidPastor

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