More than 70 boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 21 have been part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band during these 16 years of life. Most are dedicated to music, some of them with international careers. Some have completed their higher music studies in Catalan schools such as the SMUC, the Liceu or the Taller de Músics and play an important role in the country's current jazz scene.
Currently, the SAJB is made up of around 24 young musicians, with an average age of 14. Many of them had not even been born when the project began, in 2006.
In this "Jazzing 12" we can see part of the work that the band has done during the year 2021 and in it we discover many new faces. Time passes, the musicians change, but the Sant Andreu Jazz Band is still here, maintaining the same spirit and energy.
Joan Chamorro, as director, continues with the same enthusiasm and love for teaching and to continue, with his work, giving opportunities so that they can grow as musicians and as people in a different way. Feeling like musicians from the first moment. Enjoying the study, the rehearsals, the concerts, the colleagues who follow the same path as them... Because the collective is important. It is one of the backbones of his way of working with young people. Listen, repeat, learn to play, share and believe that what they observe and admire in older people is also in their hands. Understand that effort is necessary to achieve more wonderful challenges every day. Learn from humility and love and respect and, what is more important, enjoy day by day what jazz music offers us, which is freedom to create and freedom to decide.