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Pere Soto

Born in 1958 in Badalona, Pere Soto is a jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, music producer, new technologies applied to music, self-taught and he is one of the pioneers of the gypsy jazz style in our country.


In 1982 he created the group Django’s Castle, with whom he has been recording one album a year. He has played concerts both in Europe and America and has played with jazz musicians such as Dave Douglas, Dave Liebman, Ben Allison and Jeff Ballard, among others. His work has been recognised by the RNE, naming his album Coincidències (1989) best album of the year in Catalonia, by the Jazz South Federation (USA), that selected Metanoic (Pere Soto & Bill Gerhardt Quartet ) best album of the month in 1992.

He participated in several internationally renowned festivals, such as the North Sea Jazz Festival (with Big John Patton), in 1999, the San Francisco DjangoFest and the Los Angeles DjangoFest. Lately, his gipsy-style music has been chosen as the main soundtrack for the Honduran-American film Un Lugar en el Caribe, having a very important echo in HBO Latino, initially in the US and in Latin America, one of the most important distribution chains in the world.

As for his pedagogical aspect, he has taught at the Taller de Músics, the Centro de Estudios Facultad Musical del Vallès (Sant Cugat del Vallès), the Escuela Anglada de Terrassa and has given masterclasses in Catalonia, the USA, the Netherlands and Mexico. In 2018 he taught master classes at KU University in Kansas City and the Tijuana Jazz School.

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