Juan C. Garcia-Bazan
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Garcia-Bazan is an active Jazz Composer with experience in Orchestral Conducting.
I am a Mexican composer/conductor, born 1984. I completed my
Bachelor in Music at
Berklee College of Music (2008) with a major in Jazz Composition. I was
a Dean’s List
Recipient for every semester enrolled at Berklee, thus graduating with
honors as Magna
While at Berklee College of Music, I studied conducting primarily with
Ronald Feldman, and Valerie Taylor. I have conducted a variety of
from String Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble; to
Keyboard Ensembles and
Conducting to Visuals using punches and streamers.
As a composer, I studied with renown Berklee faculty composers
such as Greg
Hopkins, Bob Pilkington, and Richard Lowell; among many others. I
have multiple Jazz
pieces for small ensemble, 6 Horns, Big Band, String Quartet, etc. My
sounds and textures from his major influences which range from
traditional styles such as
Count Basie and Duke Ellington, to contemporary techniques and ideas
influenced by the
music of Bob Brookmeyer, Bob Pilkington and Bela Bartok, to name a
I am also a member of the Nova-Composers Association which is
an up and coming
organization interested in the creation and promotion of new music as
well as organizing
concerts and events in the United States and abroad.