Born and raised in the island of Puerto Rico, Pedro J. Pastrana grew up immersed in the jibaro music, playing the national instrument el cuatro”. His first steps in music started at the age of 10.
Pedro’s passion for discovery got him to move out his native Puerto Rico and travel different countries allowing him to explore other musical cultures. These experiences added more vocabulary to his musical dictionary, and helped him develop a keen instinct for connecting with musicians at the most fundamental level.
After years as a sideman, all of these collaborations have been the spark for his debut album. An original project currently on the works fusing all of his influences into one story. With a passion for genre bending rooted in folk music, Pedro brings his dynamism and shows the versatility of the instrument in jazz and world music.