Sant Andreu Jazz Band

The Sant Andreu Jazz Band is a group born in the Sant Andreu district (Barcelona) in 2006 under the direction of Joan Chamorro. Thirteen years of enthusiasm, work and magical results seen in 17 works in CD and DVD format, in a film (“A film about kids & music” by director Ramon Tort), and in 13 albums the collection “Joan Chamorro presents” and starring some of the young talents who form or have been part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band (Andrea Motis, Eva Fernández, Magalí Datzira, Rita PaYès, Marc Martín, Joan Mar Sauqué , Èlia Bastida, Joan Codina, Alba Armengou, Carla Motis, Joana Casanova and Jan Domènech) and the project La Màgia de la Veu.



More than 60 young people between the ages of 7 and 22 have passed through this area. Years of enthusiasm, work and an international projection that motivates important national and international musicians to collaborate in the project of these small great artists.

SAXOS: Sander Theuns, Koldo Munné, Shanti Ming, Alba Esteban, Marçal Perramon, Joan Martí, Joana Casanova.
TRUMPETS: Max Munné, Noa Galgo, Martha Vives, Elsa Armengou, Gerard Peñaranda, Alba Armengou.
TROMBONS: Hugo Vlach, Arnau Sánchez, Max Tato, Luc Martin, Clàudia Rostey.
RHYTHMIC BASE: Miquel Casanova, Jan Domènech, Pablo Ruiz.

Teachers Jazz Education Stage
from 4 to 6 September 2019










THE PRESENT, THE TODAY, THE NOW is all we have. That is why we should live it, or try it, with passion, love, respect, honesty, being aware that the way we live it today will change our tomorrow and that our actions have an impact on our environment. Make our life the story that

we want it to be, because every moment is unique, unrepeatable, like every student, every class,
every rehearsal or every concert…
This is their philosophy of life and the way they approach teaching. The methodology in learning music in children is very important so that they can feel from the first moment that music is part of their lives and that it brings something positive to them.

Many parts of the world ask you to tell them about my work with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band and I have done so in Stanford, Mexico City, Marciac, Medellin, Vigliano Biellese, Stockholm and many other cities both abroad and abroad. within the country.
This is why, as part of the Jazzing Festival, there is the JAZZ EDUCATION STAGE. Three days of immersion in our philosophy and methodology, with concerts, jam sessions, debates, classes, paejazzing,… We will enjoy wonderful musicians who have come specifically to share their music and experience with us.
This segos JAZZ EDUCATION STAGE coincides with the seventh edition of the Jazzing Festival and the 14th anniversary of the SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND.


The alto saxophonist Perico Sambeat is considered one of the great Spanish jazz musicians. He has earned a huge prestige for his extraordinary professional career, both inside and outside Spain. With more than twenty albums as leader and more than a hundred as accompanist, his works with great figures such as Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tete Montoliu, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and a long list of others stand out.

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Perico Sambeat is the Spanish saxophonist with the greatest international projection. With a strong classical base, he began his studies of modern music at the Taller de Músics in Barcelona where he had teachers of the stature of Zé Eduardo. In 1991 he moved to New York where he entered the New School. There he played with masters such as Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb and Joe Chambers.

His prolific professional career has led him to participate in festivals and programming around the world, and to record albums including Uptown Dance with Mike Mossman and David Kikoski; Crossroads with Gerardo Núñez; Friendship with Brad Meldhau, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard, edited by ACT, Flamenco Big Band, with Miguel Poveda and Javier Colina, edited by Universal-Verve, Danza Guaná, third album of the CMS Trio with Javier Colina and Marc Miralta, Baladas con his quartet with Borja Barrueta and Bernardo Sassetti and again Colina, Elàstic in quintet with Jeff Ballard, Eric Legnini, Andre Fernandes and Thomas Bramerie, “Voces”, their second Big Band album, and “Plays Zappa”

He has participated in many recordings, collaborating with artists such as Dave Douglas, George Colligan, Eddie Hendeerson, Bruce Barth, Wallace Roney…

AWARDS In his career he has received numerous national and international awards and recognitions, including:

Best Jazz Band with A FREE K at the 1984 San Sebastian Jazz Festival
Second prize in the European Youth Big Band Competition with BIG BANG BARNA BAND, Berlin 1988
First Prize at the National Young Performers’ Showcase 1990
Special prize from the Balearic government’s critics in 1990
BEST ICTUS Group 1988
BEST Soloist 1990
CARTELERA TURIA Award for the best musical contribution of 1991
First prize for composition for young composers SGAE 1993, and third prize 1997
Best Spanish alto saxophone by popular vote in Satchmo jazz magazine 1996
Best saxophone player by popular vote of the Associació de Músics de Catalunya in 1994 and 2000
Best saxophonist by popular vote of the As. de Músicos de Jazz de Valencia (Promúsics) in 2001
Valencian Music World Jazz Award 2002 (Radio-Television Valenciana)
Third prize SGAE of Latin jazz composition, Havana 2002
BirdAward” award to the artist who deserves the widest recognition at the North Sea Festival 2003
Best jazz group at Enderrock 2005, Perico Sambeat Sextet
Best album of the year Enderrock 2008, Flamenco Big band.
AMMJ Awards 2009:
GROUP of the year: CMS Trio
DISC of the year: “Flamenco Big Band
COMPOSER of the year: Perico Sambeat
JazzTerrasaman 2011
Premi Jazzing (Sant Andreu) 2017


This mastery of various styles and his established facet as a multi-instrumentalist have led him to enjoy collaborations with important international formations such as the Mingus Big Band, and to be a company of musicians such as Bebo Valdés, Carla Bley, David Foster, Steve Swallow, Luis Perdomo, Perico Sambeat, Chano Domínguez and Jordy Rossy, among others. Carlos Martín’s ability to understand the needs of music in any of its fields and its versatility have also allowed him to be part of the bands of artists of outstanding influence and recognition by the general public such as Alejandro Sanz, Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys , Jorge Drexler, Niña Pastori, Juan Perro or Ana Belén.


Her musical maturity far exceeds the expectations of his years. This is due to the fact that he began playing the trumpet at the age of seven and three years later began studying jazz at the Municipal School of Music of Sant Andreu with Joan Chamorro, who recruited it shortly after to be part of his aside, despite being a teenager. While still studying at the school he was a member of the St. Andrew’s Jazz Band for nine years, during which time he recorded eight records and played live with names such as trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonist Jesse Davis, clarinetist Bobby Gordon and saxophonist Dick Oatts, among others. Apart from the trumpet Motis plays the alto saxophone. It was released like singer with the band of Chamorro. “The trumpet has always been my main instrument,” says Motis when asked if he prefers his facet as an instrumentalist or as a vocalist. “Playing the trumpet is like meditating for me, it is a very important part of my life. But I don’t want to have to choose just one of my artistic sides, because I love to play them all ”.


Trumpeter who has been part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band directed by Joan Chamorro from 2011 to 2019 playing and recording with some of the most prominent musicians on the national and international scene such as Perico Sambeat, Toni Belenguer, Victor Correa, Ernesto Aurignac, David Pastor, Ignasi Terraza, Esteve Pi, Josep Traver, Scott Hamilton, Dick Oatts, Scott Robinson,, Jon-Erik Kellso, Luigi Grasso, Joel Frahm

He has also participated with the Original Jazz Orchestra of the Taller de Músics, conducted by David Pastor; the Big Band of the Liceu, directed by Sergi Vergés; Eva Fernández Sextet; DO Next Generation; The Journey with Quim Lecina; SuperSax 2.0 directed by Roger Mir…


Èlia Bastida, violinist, tenor saxophonist and singer, 7 years in the Sant Andreu Jazz Band playing and recording with some of the most prominent musicians on the national and international scene such as Joe Maganarelli, Dick Oatts, Scott Hamilton, Joel Frahm, Perico Sambeat, Luigi Grasso ,… Person committed to music, to whom he devotes most of his time. At the age of 25 he already has more than 25 records, of which he has recorded 2 in his name: “Joan Chamorro presents Èlia Bastida” (2017) and “The Magic Sound of the Violin” (2019). A refined technique, the result of years of work on classical works that are part of the classical violin repertoire. Expressive, passionate, creative, curious, surprising, looking for her own path within jazz with an instrument like the violin, where the references are much lower than in other more common instruments in jazz.


Carla Motis, guitarist, has been part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band for more than 10 years, where she has recorded more than 20 albums with prominent soloists from the national and international jazz scene. Guitarist with a solid language, influenced by Grant Green,. In 2018 he recorded his first album under his name “Joan Chamorro presents Carla Motis”


Manel Fortià

Manel Fortia is a Catalan double bass player based between Barcelona and New York with a long career as a performer, improviser and composer in jazz and modern music that has led him to play and interact with major national and international figures such as Dave Liebman, Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry, Eliot Zigmund, Ari Hoenig, Arturo O’Farrill, Chano Dominguez, Stephane Belmondo, Antonio Serrano, Emilio Solla, Albert Bover, Marc Miralta, Antonio Lizana… among many others. He has recorded more than 40 albums as a leader and sideman, including ‘My Old Flame’ with Marco Mezquida, ‘Bulería Brooklyniana’ with Marquis / Fortià / Pannier, ‘Beige’ with Sergi Sirvent Smooth Trio and ‘Les Crisàlides’ with Sabina Witt. In his beginnings as a professional musician he won the youth prize of the prestigious Sona 9 competition with the group Pulpopop (2010). At the same time he was also the winner of the Jazz Fringe 2010 and 2011 of the Girona Jazz Festival with GRA ‘the trio’ and Psicolab 5tet. Shortly afterwards, he won the 2013 Jazz Fusion competition of the Mans Paideia Foundation in A Coruña with TAK !. However, he was awarded in the 2012 and 2014 editions of the Castellón Jazz Competition with GRA ‘the trio’, TAK! and Vernau Mier 5tet, among some other recognitions.



SMACK BIG DAB dir. Joan Casares and Oriol Vallès

04 Sep 2020 | 9:30 p.m.

Smack Big Dab directed by Joan Casares and Oriol Vallès

Trumpets: Joan Mar Sauqué, Pol Omedes, Oriol Vallès, Nazzareno Brischetto
Trombones: Albert Costa, Rita Payés, Alba Pujals
Saxophones: Lluc Casares, Irene Reig, Pau Vidal, Héctor Floría, Pere Miró

Piano: Joan Monné
Double bass: Pau Sala
Drums: Joan Casares








ANDREA MOTIS JOAN CHAMORRO 10 years of quintet

05 Sep 2020 | 9:30 p.m.

Concert celebrating 10 years of professional career of this quintet that has left its mark on national jazz.

Andrea Motis, voice and trumpet

Joan Chamorro, double bass

Ignasi Terraza, piano

Josep Traver, guitar

Esteve Pi, drums

Special guests:

Carlos Martin, trombone, trumpet and percussion

Perico Sambeat, alto saxophone









SANT ADREU JAZZ BAND (dir. Joan Chamorro) & friends

06 Sep 2020 | 7:30 p.m.