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Juan Pastor

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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”This isn’t one of those “jazz musician discovers latin music and decides to write an album” latin jazz albums. Pastor is from Peru and now lives in Chicago, so the dichotomy of Peruvian and American music featured throughout this release is just his reality in music form.”

Primary Instrument



Chicago, IL

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


-Adjunct Percussion Teacher at Benedictine University -Percussion instructor for the After-School Partnership Program at DePaul University.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Peruvian Percussion and Jazz Drum Set. Jazz Educator.


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