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About Juan Alzate


Juan Alzate is one of the most important saxophone players and educator in Mexico. He teaches at Conservaorio de Las Rosas, Universidad Michoacana and Escuela DIM in Mexico City. He studied at Universidad Michoacana, Conservatorio de Las Rosas, Berklee College and with Dave Liebman at East Stroudsburg University and private studies with Jerry Bergonzi.
Juan has shared the music set with Mark Levine, Antonio Sánchez, John Benítez, Ignacio Berroa, Bruce Forman, Greg Osby, Paquito D´Rivera, Muhal Richard Abrams, and many others.
Juan has recorded eight Cds.: El eco en la piel; Bajo el signo del jazz with Mark Levine; Autorretratos; Hablar en Jazz; Jugadores de Jazz; Minnewanka recorded at Canada´sBanff Centre of Arts; Premonición and El Jazz y la Furia.
Juan has soloed with different ensambles at Venezuela, United States, Canada and Mexico, from big band, symphonic orchestras, jazz ensambles.

Juan Alzate joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 07, 2010