Joan Chamorro (bass, baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, cornet, double bass) Founder and director of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band (2006-2020). Promoter and artistic producer of the “Joan Chamorro presenta” collection starring some of the young talents who are or have been part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band: Andrea Motis, Eva Fernández, Magali Datzira, Rita Payés, Marc Martín, Joan Mar Sauqué , Bastlia Bastida, Joan Codina, Carla Motis, Joana Casanova and the project La màgia de la veu.
Joan Chamorro has recorded more than 70 albums, of which more than 30 are under his leadership. He plays in most of the country’s jazz festivals and has also toured Japan, South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Estonia, Belgium, England, Tangier, New York, Boston, etc. .
He has worked with renowned musicians such as Slide Hampton, Scott Robinson, John Allred, Tete Montoliu, Frank Foster, Gary Smulyan, Dick Oats, Bebo Valdés, Ralf Lalama, Nicholas Payton, Joel Frahm, Teddy Edwards, Frank Wess, Jessy Davis, Denis Rowland, JM Farrás, Perico Sambeat, Lluís Vidal, Randy Brecker, Carmen Lundy, David Mengual, David Xirgu, Mike P. Mossman, John Mosca, Bart Van Lier, David Allen, Boby Shew, Judy Niemack, Lew Tabackin, etc. .. During his more than 30 years of career he has received several awards, most related to his pedagogical facet.
The “Chamorro Method” has become a world reference, for its contribution to the production and dissemination of music (jazz and bossa-nova) and for working with young people who have seen their lives permeate music and have inspired hundreds of other young people around the world.