All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Juan Sebastian Vázquez Barrachina

Juan Sebastian Vázquez Barrachina Juan Sebastian Vázquez Barrachina

He starts his piano studies at the age of 4, which he continues in the Profesional Grade Conservatoire “Jesus Guridi” in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). During his learning in the Conservatoire he regularly assists jazz courses during summer taught by Julliard School of Music during the Jazz Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz. At the age of 17 he starts his full- time jazz studies with the help of Iñaki Salvador and Albert Bover, which were responsible of his training until he entered Muskiene (University of Music in the Basque Country) to study Piano-Jazz.

From that moment onwards he takes classes with many amazing jazz musicians such as Iñaki Salvador, Bob Sands, Guillermo Mcguill, Alejandro Mingot, Sorkunde Idígoras, Juanan Ros, Joaquín Chacón, Roger Mas, Francesc Capella, Horacio Fumero, Mariano Díaz, Fred Hersch and/or Eric Reed.

In 2012 he forms SB3 Trio with the double bass player Arturo Valero and drummer Guillermo McGill. He records his first album as the leader of the trio. This album has as a title “Lluvia de Mayo”, which they presented it in Madrid, Valencia, Vitoria, Bilbao, Santander and San Sebastian. This project obteined the recognition from critics of “DistritoJazz” as one of the top 5 albums in the national scene in 2013. This album also won the award for best jazz album 2013/2014 in the Basque Country.

Juan Sebastian has also played in the Jazz Festival of Vitoria-Gasteiz, International Jazz Festival of San Sebastian, Haceria Jazz Club in Bilbao, Bogui Jazz Club in Madrid, Café Mercedes Jazz Club in Valencia and with musicians such as Bob Sands, Terell Stafford, Joaquin Chacon, Victor Merlo, Guillermo McGill, Dani Juarez, Jesus Caparros, Ander Garcia, Miguel Benito, Arturo Valero, Noa Lur, Borja Barrueta, etc.

”In spite of his youthfulness, Juan Sebastian dazzles with his unprecedented maturity in his sound, technique and his aesthetic convictions, both in front of the piano and in his facet as a composer. He has an outstanding capacity of comunication which is authentically exceptional and he's a great trasmitor of lyricism with pure elegance.” Juan Alberto Garcia de Cubas - LOOTRO

“ 'Lluvia de Mayo' is his first album, a baby of the inspiration of te greatest; Barron, Hersch, Jarrett, Mehldau, but distills in its own and original flavour. Songs such as the first one in the album “Astron”, the magnificent “Andreas” in honour of his brother, “Charlito” or the intriguing “13” wouldn't clash with albums of great pianist already enshrined.” Iñigo Ortega Medrano - DistritoJazz

Photos

Albums by Juan Sebastian Vázquez Barrachina

Album Lluvia de Mayo by Juan Sebastian Vázquez Barrachina

Lluvia de Mayo

Self Produced
2013

buy
Astron

Astron

Juan Sebastian Vázquez Barrachina
Lluvia de Mayo

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.