--5:00pm and 7:00pm-- Juan Pastor's Latin Jazz Party
Start Date/Time: Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Image Of Drummer Juan Pastor    Drummer/percussionist and composer Juan Pastor finds himself caught between two homes: his native Lima, Peru, and the city where he has lived for the past 13 years, Chicago. As a result, both his original compositions and the sound of his ensemble, Chinchano, draw life from deep sources - Peru’s enchantingly diverse culture, history, landscapes, and folk music, and the language of North American Jazz. Pastor evokes his multifaceted story poignantly on his new recording, El Regreso (Quinto Pulso, July 28th, 2019).

Juan began studying percussion under the tutelage of Eusebio Sirio “Pititi,” master of Afro-Peruvian percussion. At the Concervatorio Nacional de Lima, he studied classical music for five years.

After realizing his interest in jazz, Juan moved to Chicago to study at Northern Illinois University where he received a Bachelor of Music and was part of the top jazz ensemble under the direction of Ronald Carter. Juan also studied under Greg Beyer, Rich Holly and Robert Chappell. In 2013 he received his Masters of Music from DePaul University studying under Dana Hall. During his tenure there, he was a TA in the jazz department under the direction of Bob Lark.

Showtimes:  5pm-6:30pm & 7pm-8:30pm
Admission:  $15