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