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Jean Pierre Magnet

Jean Pierre Magnet

Jean Pierre Magnet


Saxophonist, musician, songwriter, producer and director are trades which emphasizes Jean Pierre Magnet Vargas Prada . Oldest of three children , the son of French Basque father ( music aficionado ) and Lima mother ( glad for decoration ) began his musical career at an early age while living in the Country Club Lima Hotel , where his father worked . Was there every night he reveled in the harmonious notes of the band that played at the famous restaurant "Aquarium " that came to convince him of wanting to be a musician. Read more on Last.fm
Saxophonist, musician, songwriter, producer and director are trades which emphasizes Jean Pierre Magnet Vargas Prada. Oldest of three children , the son of French Basque father ( music aficionado ) and Lima mother ( glad for decoration ) began his musical career at an early age while living in the Country Club Lima Hotel , where his father worked. Was there every night he reveled in the harmonious notes of the band that played at the famous restaurant "Aquarium " that came to convince him of wanting to be a musician. After three days revealed the news, his father gave him his first saxophone. During his teenage years , Jean Pierre is part of Traffic Sound, one of the most representative rock bands that emerged in Peru in the late 1960s As usual , Traffic Sound started recording covers of Jimi Hendrix , The Rascals , Animals and Iron Butterfly.

; jingles then in 1970 were included in the first record of the group. The group recorded four productions : A Go Go dancing , Virgin, Traffic Sound and Lux ; found within this label biography Meshkalina a great song called that was successful in the 70's and 80 's. In 1972 , the group broke up during the dictatorship of General Velazco ; after this stage , Jean Pierre decides to start his musical studies . Traveling at age 20 to Argentina to study music theory and flute at the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires , after studying in the jazz program of the University Southern Mississippi ( USA) , then comes to San Francisco where he has his first presentations touching sax on the streets ; all this in order to fulfill his dream ... to study at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, then sleep was achieved with great effort . Back to Peru arrives to organize five major Jazz Festivals , with presenting for the first time in Lima renowned artists as Arturo Sandoval , Ray Barreto, Irakere , Paquito de Rivera and Alex Acuña.

It is just at this stage of his life when invited to be a member of one of the most important jazz clubs of Peru, Miraflores Satchmo . Share with these artists , Jean Pierre could further develop my experience and musical knowledge, so much so that the set of most representative Andean music of that era : Wayruro , seeking to refocus Andean music , developing it in a frame open in which left influenced by currents other sound world . In 1984 Perujazz case , quartet initially settled what Manongo Mujica, Enrique Luna and Julio " Chocolate" Algendones. Perujazz is considered the first musical experience fusing Afro-Peruvian rhythms and Andean rhythms with the particular jazz genre freely recreates the various harmonic structures of music. The high level interpretive performed Perujazz then would not go unnoticed , to the point of becoming exposed to national and international level, as well as participated in various festivals in the world , including in 1987 at the Festival of Umbria , Italy Sting where after they played to an audience of twenty thousand people. Then came two consecutive years at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada (1989 and 1990).

In 1990 participated in the New Music America Festival ( Miami) and the Cervantes Festival in Mexico. They have also been in places like London , Buenos Aires , Santiago and Hamburg. ( more information visit the Facebook Perujazz ) Already consecrated, Jean Pierre Magnet I leads La Gran Banda , who founded in 1997 , which used the genres of mambo and swing, executed in the style of the Big Bands of the 40's. A habitual repertoire based on the mythical chords by Glenn Miller and Damaso Perez Prado , the band added a selection of classics and contemporary jazz.

With this grouping , Jean Pierre manages venture into new musical genres that's how you choose to invite them to participate with great Armando Manzanero, Fragile rock group and Eva Ayllon who engages Afro Peruvian and Creole rhythms with the musical quality of the Great Banda. All this trajectory Jean Pierre began over thirty years ago is surprising as it has explored the musical possibilities that his sax and sensitivity have allowed it. His constant search for new genres has led him to make a new project: " Serenata de los Andes" , intended to pay tribute to those groups and artists who work tirelessly to spread the beautiful music of the Peruvian Andes , rescuing our culture and by solving one growth path in new generations. This project begins with the recording Serenata Inkaterra and then a show at the Huaca Pucllana , wherein Magnet shared the stage with two excellent Peruvian musicians such as Alex Acuña and Ramon Stagnaro , who along with 22 musicians look magnify sounds and rhythms of Andean Peru (more on www.serenatadelosandes.com ) . Thus Jean Pierre Magnet has highlighted his own right, to the point of establishing a personal stamp on both Peruvian music and other genres he plays. Read more on Last.fm.

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