Perico Sambeat

Alto saxophonist Perico Sambeat is considered one of the great Spanish jazz musicians. He has earned enormous prestige for his extraordinary career, both in Spain and internationally. With over 20 years of professional experience, Perico Sambeat is the Spanish saxophonist with greatest international projection. With a strong classical base, he began studying modern music at the Taller de Musics in Barcelona. In 1991 he moved to New York, where he joined the New School. He played with musicians, such as Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb or Joe Chambers. His prolific career has led him to participate in festivals and programs worldwide, and record numerous discs, twenty of which feature him as a leader and more than a hundred as a sidemen (Uptown Dance with Mike Mossman and David Kikoski, Crossroad with Gerardo Núñez, Friendship with Brad Meldhau, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard, Flamenco Big Band with Miguel Poveda and Javier Colina and others, Dance Guaná, third album of his CMS Trio with Javier Colina and Marc Miralta, Ballads with his quartet with Borja Barrueta, Bernardo Sassetti and Colina, ElasTic, a quintet with Jeff Ballard, Eric Legnini, Andre Fernandes and Thomas Bramerie). He received numerous awards, both national and international, among which are AMMJ Awards for the Group of the Year (CMS Trio), Record of the Year (Flamenco Big Band), Songwriter of the Year, Jazz Terrasaman award and Jazzing Premi in Sant Andreu.