Nu Roots Trio

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Nu Roots Trio - Jazz Electronic Live Act in Barcelona

Nu Roots Trio Short Info

David Pastor considers himself a workman who has the trumpet as his tool. He believes more in work than in inspiration, and he considers every style or technique to be worthwhile. His love for the thousands of varieties that jazz and modern music offer was acknowledged in the Enderrock Awards for 2014, when the popular vote considered him the best jazz musician of the year. He was also part of two projects that the jazz aficionadosin Enderrockconsidered the best of the year.

His new release, New Tunes Old Tunes(Omix, 2014) also reflects the versatility of his trumpet. In it we will find, according to David, “new themes for the trio (formed by himself and by José Luis Guar at the piano and Toni Pagès in drums) and also standards, played with guest artists”. Among them we will find Gemma Abrié, who has adapted into Catalan Antonio Carlos Jobim’sÁguas de março, Susana Sheimanplaying Dizzy Gillespie’s Night in Tunisia, Saphye Wells (a new talent with a great future ahead) playingBlue in Greenby Bill Evans and Miles Davis. And there’s a piece with XimoTébar (who is not only a guitarist, he is also the man in charge of Omix records): María from West Side Story (by Leonard Bernstein).
It will be Pastor’s seventh album and his third release with Nu Roots.
This is arésumé of David Pastor’s activities this past year, as well as a short bio, audios and videos.

Nu Roots (Barcelona Jazz Festival) Sept. 2014
Toni Pages (Drums)
David Pastor (Trumpet)
Jose LuísGuart(Keyboards)

This year we came to the festival with our new proposal: Nu Tunes Old Tunes, the reflection of the CD with the same name, which we premiered in RNE’s Discópolis, presented by José Miguel López. Here is the link to the interview David Pastor gave to José Miguel.

There will soon be a presentation of this new album in Madrid, an event that will be also transmitted live by Discópolis. Interview with José Miguel López, from RNE’s Discópolis. Presentation of the album Nu tunes Old Tunes.

David Pastor Getxo Jazz Festival August 2014

This year we were invited to the Getxo Festival, in what turned out to be a wonderful day. This festival, along with San Sebastián and Vitoria, is one of the greats in the Spanish jazz scene.

Enderrock Awards for 2013 (awarded in 2014)
David received this year’s Enderrock award for Best Jazz Musician 2013.

Biography

He was born in 1974. He started to study music in 1983, in the Agrupación Musical SantaCecilia, in Sedaví. He was the pupil of the outstanding trumpet player and teacher Manuel López, with whom he learnt both the technical and theoretical aspects of trumpet playing, modern and classic. He studied in the conservatories of Barcelona and Valencia, obtaining his degree with Honours, under the tutorship of JaumeEspigolé. In 1988 he started his jazz studies, in the Taller de Jazz in Sedaví, and he became a member of the Valencia Jazz Big Band, directed by Ramón Cardo. He has also taken part in lectures and seminars with artists such as George Vosburg (Solo for the Pittsburgh Orchestra) Michael P. Mossman, Claudio Roditti or Bobby Shew, among many others.

His musical versatility has led him to play with many bands and formations, such as the Moldavian National Chamber Orchestra, the Brass section of the CSMM of Barcelona, Jerez¬Texas, theSedajazz Latin Ensemble...

As a “freelance” musician he has played and recorded with artists such as: PresuntosImplicados, Sole Gimenez, Michael Bubble, Armando Manzanero, Celia Cruz, Lucrecia,Martirio, Seguridad Social, Lolita, Jaime Urrutia, Fundación Tony Manero....

One of his most outstanding collaborations was in April 97 in Lausanne (Switzerland) with the Solar Sides band for BMG. He also played with them on a world tour, playing in the most important jazz and electronic music festivals.

He also took part in the recording of a monographic LP dedicated to Maurice Ravel with the Philarmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria.
He has collaborated with many Spanish jazz musicians: PericoSambeat, XimoTebar, Mario Rossy, EladioReinón, Joan Soler, JordiVilá, Fabio Miano, Sedajazz Big Band… and he has played with international artists such as: Clark Terry, Chris Cheek, Mike Mossman, Steve Marcus, Richie Cole, Jack Walrath, Dennis Rowland, Paquito D’ Rivera, Frank Wess, Bobby Shew, Slide Hampton, Pat Metheny, Bob Mintzer, Danilo Pérez, Giovanni Hidalgo and (recently) with Donald Harrison.

He has played in prestigious jazz festivals like those in Montreal (Canada), Montreux (Suiza), Eurojazz (México), Cully (Suiza), Cultural Market of Salvador de Bahia (Brasil), San Sebastián, San Javier, Terrassa, Madrid,Barcelona...

As a lead trumpet he has played with many big bands in Spain and in international events. He has performed in New York’s Carneggie Hall, in June 2009 with the SueñoInmaterial project, conducted by the maestro Joan Albert Amargós and with Laura Simó and Pedro Ruy¬Blas.

As a producer and musical director he has produced several of his own CDs:

Introducing ¬ OMIX RECORDS 2002

Stringworks¬ OMIX RECORDS 2005

Nu¬Roots¬ OMIX RECORDS 2008

Nu¬Roots En DirecteDesdelPolisònic¬ OMIX RECORDS 2010

CaminsDispars¬ OMIX RECORDS 2011

ARMAGEDDON ¬OMIX RECORDS 2012

FABES CONTADES (with the Big "Bom" Band" ¬ ABSIS 2012

He has also produced artists likeMiquel Gil and theManel Camp Trio, among others.
He is now teaching in the Escola Superior d'Estudis Musicals ¬Taller de Músics in Barcelona and he is also the conductor of the "Original Jazz Orquestra" of the same Taller de Músics.

Links:

Interviews and media:

http://www.rtve.es/m/alacarta/audios/discopolis/discopolis¬8713¬david¬pastor¬23¬09-14/2773858/?media=rne

http://www.jotdown.es/2013/04/david¬pastor¬un¬musico¬que¬tenga¬mucho¬ego¬es¬muy¬dificil-que¬pueda¬hacer¬jazz/

http://lnx.indajaus.com/acidjazzhispano/content¬4154.html

http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/458232/0/valencia/david/pastor/

http://jazzclublavicentina.blogspot.com.es/2010/06/david¬pastor¬trio¬un¬concert¬de-collons.html

http://tallerdemusics.com/management¬y¬producciones/jazz/david¬pastor2/

http://www.musikaze.com/it/musica/saleconcerti/commentare.php?cod=5359&cat=2&crt=34947

http://es.globedia.com/jazz¬ivam¬david¬pastor¬proximo¬jueves¬marzo

http://www.distritojazz.es/2011/02/david¬pastor¬trio/

http://www.lasprovincias.es/v/20100410/ocio/agenda/trompetista¬david¬pastor¬presenta-20100410.html

http://www.elcorreo.com/alava/v/20101015/miranda/david¬pastor¬abre¬temporada-20101015.html

http://www.jazzterrassa.org/jazzterrassa/festivals/fjt2009/fitxa_concert_es.cfm?id_concert=3869

http://forum.ad/2013/05/15/el¬famos¬trompetista¬david¬pastor¬impartira¬una¬masterclass¬al-centre¬cu

ltural¬la¬llacuna/

Videos and TV:

with "Nu¬Roots"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS_pYJ41pSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWT543hjT¬c

withSmoothtime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS6L99Zf7kI

as the conductor ofthe Big Band:

Huellas XL with Jorge Pardo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yrefZ9mfHo

collaborations:

Juan Perro:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAu_v2unGZw

Michael Bubble:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJrs_AG41yg

Tv:

http://www.btv.cat/alacarta/connexio¬barcelona/24048/

http://www.btv.cat/alacarta/infobarris/25810/?v=1374841399

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA¬ihVwyNLk

Formative:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dngzsOJzYWs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z64hQgmcQBM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZwZDYRoXcs

Toni Pagès

Toni Pagès studied drum performance at Taller de Músics with David Xirgu and Ramón Díaz. At the same
time he received classical music training at Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu de Barcelona, with
professors Jorge Garrido, Ramon Torramilans, and others. Currently, he is studying a Psychology Degree
at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), specializing in Psychopedagogy.
During his professional career, Toni Pagès has performed with many great musicians, like Raül Reverter,
Pau Sastre, David Mengual, José Reinoso, Beth, Gabo, Antonio Orozco, Monica Green, Paul Carrack,
Lisa Stanfield o Lucrecia, among others, and with bands like Doctor No, Jazz el Destripador, Flam&Co.,
Passatge Jazz Quintet or Orquesta Saturno. He currently performs with artists like Elena Gadel, Guillermo
Prats, David Pastor, Jordi Bonell, Jordi Gaspar, Jordi Franco, Josep Lluís Guart, Miki Santamaria, Manu
Guix, Jaume Peña, Judit Neddermann or David Muñoz “Gnaposs”, among many others.
Founder of Ertap Project (www.ertap.com), Toni Pagès is also the author, together with Santi Carcasona,
of Batería Funknamental (I and II) –music survey methods for drummers-. He has collaborated with Bateria
Total magazine, in addition to editing scores from The virtual drummer, an interactive drumming method
created by Salvador Niebla.
As an educator he has taught drumming lessons, percussion workshops, modern theory and ensemble
lessons at Escola de Música de Centelles (1990-2000), and he has been the coordinator, consultant and
teacher responsible for the Drumming and Percussion area at the Escola de Música de Vic and Centre
d'Estudis Musicals Passatge de Barcelona (1998-2001).
Discography
 1995 - Doctor No - Pamechu'n'voue
 1996 - Jazz el Destripador - Jazz el Destripador
 1998 - El Cholo - Hacete de abajo
 1998 - Jazz el Destripador - Helloñandu
 2002 - Mariano Martos - Un compás antes que suene el despertador
 2004 - Luís Robisco - Tiempos
 2005 - Pau Sastre - Highly addictive
 2006 - David Pastor - Stringworks
 2009 - David Pastor - Nu-Roots
 2009 - Raül Reverter - Trop's in jazz
 2010 - Toni Pagès - I les ruïnes d'un passat no massa llunyà
 2010 - Luís Robisco - Unexpected Evolution
 2010 - Elena Gadel - Tocant Fusta
 2011 - Clara Peya - Més declaracions
 2011 - David Pastor - Nu-Roots (En directo desde el Polisònic)
 2011 - Elena Gadel - De Madera
 2011 - Toni Pagès - 11 peces d'un puzzle incomplet
 2012 - Clara Peya - Tot aquest silenci
 2012 - Cece Giannotti - Escape
 2012 - Toni Pagès – Amb tota la màgia però sense un truc concret
 2012 - Amadeu Casas – Matèria orgànica 2012 - Toni Pagès - Com els números verds d’un rellotge digital que suren al costat del llit
 2013 - Amadeu Casas - Lo gaiter de la Muga
 2013 - Clara Peya - Tot aquest soroll
 2013 - Alessio Arena - Bestiari/o familiar/e
 2013 - Toni Pagès - Un cop llançada, la paraula no torna enrere

José Luis Guart

Bio
José Luis Guart studied at Conservatori Superior de Música in Liceu de
Barcelona. He finished his classical piano training in 1990 and he continued
specializing in jazz with the professor Fancesc Burrul at the same
conservatorium. Likewise, he studied at Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz with the
bassist Horacio Fumero.
This keyboardist has been working with different and diverse formations since
he was seventeen years old. He was part of the Big Band leaded by the
saxophonist Delphine, and the Aula’s Big Band as well. Besides, he has
collaborated with several contemporary and ethnic groups, and different Latin
and salsa orchestras.
Currently, he performs with well-known bands like Nu-Roots, Kena-Up, Chap
Shamir, Mondongo, Sora, among others.

David Pastor considers himself a workman who has the trumpet as his tool. He believes more in work than in inspiration, and he considers every style or technique to be worthwhile. His love for the thousands of varieties that jazz and modern music offer was acknowledged in the Enderrock Awards for 2014, when the popular vote considered him the best jazz musician of the year. He was also part of two projects that the jazz aficionadosin Enderrockconsidered the best of the year.

His new release, New Tunes Old Tunes(Omix, 2014) also reflects the versatility of his trumpet. In it we will find, according to David, “new themes for the trio (form...

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Past Gigs Nu Roots Trio

  • 12 | 2015 Gandia Teatre del Raval
  • 09 | 2015 Valencia JazzEñe
  • 07 | 2015 Valencia Festival de Jazz de Valencia
  • 03 | 2015 Madrid Sala Galileo Galilei
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Tribute to Buddy Rich
  • 11 | 2014 Requena Requena Big Band & David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Festival Conexions
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Festival Conexions
  • 11 | 2014 Manresa Teatre Kursal
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 11 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 10 | 2014 Valencia Nu Roots- Moncada
  • 10 | 2014 Barcelona Giulia Valle 5et Feat: David Pastor
  • 09 | 2014 Gerona 14é Festival de Jazz de Girona
  • 09 | 2014 Barcelona Festival L´Hora del Jazz
  • 09 | 2014 Cataluña 1er Jazzing Festival New Catalan Ensemble & Andrea Motis
  • 09 | 2014 Murcia Festival de Jazz - Yecla
  • 09 | 2014 Catarroja Sedajazz Big Band
  • 09 | 2014 Barcelona Jamboree Big Latin Band and Paquito D´Rivera
  • 09 | 2014 Barcelona Festival de Jazz de Barcelona
  • 07 | 2014 Getxo Jazz Festival Getxo

Discography Nu Roots Trio

  • 2012 FABES CONTADES Album | ABSIS
  • 2012 ARMAGEDDON Album | Omix Records
  • 2011 Camins Dispars Album | Omix Records
  • 2010 NuRootts En Directe Desdel Polisònic Album | Omix Records
  • 2008 NuRoots Album | Omix Records
  • 2005 Stringworks Album | Omix Records

Media

  • Sound 04 Song 4 (David Pastor) CD...
  • Sound 03 In Memoriam (David Pasto...
  • Sound 02 Camarero Kako (David Pas...
  • Sound 01 Visto Desde Arriba (Davi...
  • Sound 05 Take 15 (David Pastor) C...
  • Video David Pastor & Nu-Roots new...
  • Video David Pastor & Nu-Roots

Origin

  • Barcelona ES

Members

  • Toni Pages Drum-lops
  • Jose Luis Guart Keyboards
  • David Pastor Trumpet
  • Daniel Reina Imedio Manager
  • Marta Ramón Press Officer

Downloads / Press Releases