In 1980 he began playing sax self-taught. He moved to Barcelona in 1982, where he ended his flute classical studies. At the same time he started attending Taller de Mùsics, where he studied harmony and arrangements with Zé Eduardo. In 1991 he moved to New York, where he attended New School. There he had the chance to play with great musicians such as Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Chambers, etc. He also worked professionally with Steve Lacy, Daniel Humair, Fred Hersch, Bob Moses, Louis Bellson, Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, etc. He has been tecahing in some of the most important jazz schools in Spain: Taller de Músics, Musikene, ESMUC, etc, and has been doing workshops all around the world. He has played in festivals and jazz clubs all around the world. Nowadays he combines teaching in Berklee College of Music Valencia Campus with his activity as a jazz performer and Big Band conductor.
RECORDINGS AS A LEADER OR CO-LEADER:
Perico Sambeat (EGT 531 LP) Perico Sambeat: “Punto de partida” (EGT 539 CD) with Tete Montolíu and Wallace Roney. Perico Sambeat – Mike Mossman Quintet: “Uptown Dance” (EGT 565CD) with D.Kikoski. Perico Sambeat Quartet: “Dual Force live at Ronnie Scott’s” (JHCD 031). Perico Sambeat + 10: “Ademuz”, with Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner and Enrique Morente (FSNT 041 CD). Perico Sambeat – Bruce Barth Quartet: “Jindungo” (Fresh Sound NT 029 CD). Sambeat – Mehldau – Rossy: “N.Y. Barcelona Crossing Vol. 1-2” (FS NT031-037 CD). Perico Sambeat – Coro Lluis Vich: “Discantus” (THS & Sirio 19970004). Perico Sambeat – Bruce Barth: “Some other Spring” (Satchmo Jazz SJRCD0001 ) Perico Sambeat Quartet: “PERICO” (Lola Records 34005). Perico Sambeat – Gerardo Núñez: “Cruce de caminos” (Res CD 115, crítica jazz award 2001). Perico Sambeat: “Friendship” (ACT 9421-2), with B. Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jeff Ballard, Ben Street. Perico Sambeat Sextet: “Ziribuye” (Contrabaix KAR 7788 2005). Colina-Miralta-Sambeat (Contrabaix, KAR 7798) Perico Sambeat Flamenco Big Band (Verve 0602517808294) w/ Javier Colina, Gerardo Nuñez, Miguel Poveda. Colina-Miralta-Sambeat: Andando (Emarcy, Universal 0602527072470) Perico Sambeat - Javier Vercher: Infinita (Fresh Sound NT, 351) Perico Sambeat: Baladas (KAR 7826) Sambeat-Khalman-Szandai-Miralta: Sketches of Pangea (BMC CD 180) Perico Sambeat: Elastic (Kontrabaix-Karonte) with Jeff Ballard. Perico Sambeat Big Band: “Voces” (Karonte) Perico Sambeat: “Plays Zappa” (Karonte) Perico Sambeat-Joe Magnarelli quintet: “Pórtico” (Fresh sound) Perico Sambeat: Ofrenda (Karonte), with Danny Grissett, Ugonna Ogekwo, E.J. Strickland, release Febryary 2019