Juan D. Pastor Jazz and Percussion Performer, Educator
I began studying percussion under the tutelage of Eusebio Sirio “Pititi,” master of Afro-Peruvian percussion. At the Concervatorio Nacional de Lima, I studied classical music for five years.
After realizing my interest in jazz, I moved to Chicago to study at Northern Illinois University where I received a Bachelor of Music and was part of the top jazz ensemble under the direction of Ronald Carter. I also studied under Greg Beyer, Rich Holly and Robert Chappell. In 2013 I received my Masters of Music from DePaul University studying under Dana Hall. During my tenure there, I was a TA in the jazz department under the direction of Bob Lark....
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