PABLO MARTINEZ

trombonist, cantaor flamenco, composer

Pablo Martínez (Bullas [Murcia, Spain], 1989)  

Tenor trombonist, Bass trombonist, Flamenco singer.

Composer and arranger. 

EDUCATION

  • Master degree in jazz bass trombone with a 10 ‘cum laude’ grade at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2016). Main subject teachers: Erik van Lier & Martin van den Berg.

  • Master degree in jazz trombone with a 10 grade at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2015). Main subject teachers: Bert Boeren, Ilja Reijngoud, Simon Rigter & Joris Roelofs.

  • Bachelor degree in classical trombone with ‘cum laude’ grade at the CSM Murcia (2011). Main subject teacher: Mario Calvo.

  • Bachelor degree in Music in Education at the University of Murcia (2011).

  • Intermediate degree in piano at the CPM Murcia (2008).

  • Intermediate degree in classical trombone, with honors and ‘Extraordinary Final Year Award’ at the CPM Murcia (2007).

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Pablo Martínez Flamenco-Jazz Band

  • Pablo Martínez Group

  • CaboCubaJazz 

  • Daahoud Salim Quintet

  • The BvR Flamenco Big Band

  • Peter Beets & The Henk Meutgeert New Jazz Orchestra

  • New Cool Collective Big Band

COLLABORATIONS

  • Collaborator of the Metropole Orchestra (2017-present).

  • Collaborator of the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw (2016-present).

  • Collaborator of the Murcia Symphony Orchestra (2016-2017).

  • Collaborator of the Jumilla Symphony Orchestra (2010-2012).

  • Member of La Mundial Orchestra Show (2007-2012).

  • Member of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (2010).

  • Member of the Murcia Youth Orchestra (2009).

  • Member of the International Orchestra of the Festival of Youth Orchestras in Murcia (2008 and 2010).

  • New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra & Phronesis (performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival 2017).

  • Marutyri (China and Malaysia tour 2016).

  • Tim Wes (performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam 2013).

  • Jorge Pardo (performing at the International Jazz Festival of Madrid 2011).

  • Roy Hargrove 

  • Gregory Porter

  • The Four Tops & The Temptations

  • Di-Rect

  • Cubop City Big Band

  • Dutch Concert Big Band

  • New Amsterdam Orchestra

  • Liptease Big Band

  • Millenium Big Band

  • Guus Tangelder Big Band 

  • Franky Rousseau Large Band

  • Lluc Casares RED Octet

  • Saad Lamjarred

  • Rolf Sánchez

  • Orquesta Mercadonegro

  • Gerardo Rosales

  • Mayito Rivera & Pedrito Calvo (Los Van Van). 

DISCOGRAPHY

  • As a leader:

  • ‘De madrugada’ (2015) by Pablo Martínez Flamenco-Jazz Band

  • ‘EP’ (2014) by Pablo Martínez Flamenco-Jazz Band

  • As a sideman:

  • ‘Lying hearts that lie awake at night’ (2019) by Odelion (soon to be released)

  • ‘Brisas Andaluzas’ (2018) by Ben van Dijk

  • 'Un mundo por recorrer’ (2018) by Fidel Pairén

  • ‘Vagamundo’ (2018) by Santiago Auserón 

  • ‘Rolling With The Punches’ (2017) by Di-Rect

  • ‘La Búsqueda' (2017) by Daahoud Salim Quintet

  • 'Corason Africano’ (2017) by CaboCubaJazz

  • ‘A Mi Propio Paso’ (2017) by TenTemPiés

  • ‘Luz de luna’ (2017) by The BvR Flamenco Big Band

  • ‘Jazz Getxo’ (2016) by Daahoud Salim Quintet

  • ‘Salsa Vintage’ (2016) by Gerardo Rosales

  • ‘El Nuevo Buenos Aires’ (2016) by Beltway Bandits

  • ‘La Llamada’ (2016) by Daahoud Salim Quintet

  • ‘Mar endins’ (2016) by Tarquim

  • ‘RED’ (2015) by Lluc Casares

  • ‘Abra’ (2014) by Toms Rudzinskis

  • ‘Jaleo Holandés’ (2014) by The BvR Flamenco Big Band

  • ‘No he perdío el tiempo’ (2013) by Moy Gomar

  • ‘Huellas' (2012) by Jorge Pardo

  • ‘Sketch’ (2012) by Crayon

  • ‘Se atormenta una vecina’ (2011) by La Espartera

  • ‘Gira el tiempo’ (2006) by La banda de los hermanos Carrascalejo

AWARDS

  • Finalist of the ‘Dutch Jazz Competition’ with the Pablo Martínez Group (2018).

  • First Prize of the 'B-Jazz International Competition’ in Leuven (Belgium) with the Daahoud Salim Quintet (2017).

  • First Prize of the ‘Getxo International Jazz Competition' in Getxo (Spain) with the Daahoud Salim Quintet (2016).

  • Best Soloist Prize in the semifinal and first absolute prize at the ‘International Big Band Competition’ in Hoofddorp (The Netherlands) with The BvR Flamenco Big Band (2014)

  • Second Prize in the semifinal of the ‘Keep an Eye Jazz Award' with the Pablo Martínez Flamenco-Jazz Band (2013).

  • First prize of the chamber music competition 'Francisco Salzillo' in Alcantarilla (Spain) with the ‘Buccina' Trombone Quartet (2011).

  • Second Prize in the competition ‘Concurso para jóvenes intérpretes Ruperto Chapí’ in Villena (Spain) within the intermediate category (2007).

  • First Prize in the competition 'Entre Cuerdas y Metales' in Cartagena (Spain) within the category of brass instruments (2006).

  • ‘Special Jury Prize’ in the competition 'Entre Cuerdas y Metales' in Cartagena (Spain) within the category of brass instruments (2006).

  • Finalist in the competition ‘Concurso para jóvenes intérpretes Ruperto Chapí’ in Villena (Spain) within the beginners category (2000).

TROMBONE MASTERCLASSES

  • Branimir Slokar

  • Jörgen van Rijen

  • Jacques Mauguer

  • Ricardo Casero

  • Mario Calvo

  • Ruben Prades 

OCHESTRAL REPERTOIRE AND CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASSES

  • Lorenzo Coppola 

  • José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana

  • Rudy Korp 

  • Thomas Clamor

  • Manu Mellaerts 

  • Claudio Martínez Mehner

JAZZ WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

  • Jazz Summer Workshop Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2015)

  • Seminario Internacional de Jazz de Valencia (2009)

  • Dick Oatts 

  • John Riley 

  • John Clayton

  • Dennis Mackrel

  • Bob Mintzer

  • Mike P. Mossman

  • Juraj Stanik

  • Terell Stafford

  • Robin Eubanks

TEACHING

  • ‘Flamenco-jazz’ workshop in the Conservatory of Murcia. April 2017.

  • ‘Flamenco-jazz’ workshop in the school SanbArtMusic, of San Bartolomé (Alicante). December 2013.

  • Jazz group teacher at Jamming Jazz School of Bullas (Spain) 2011-2012.

  • Music theory teacher in the Municipal School of Music of Moratalla (Spain) 2011-2012.

  • Trombone teacher at the Municipal School of Music of Bullas (Spain) 2006-2012. 

CONDUCTING

  • ‘Los Curros’ wind band from Bullas (Spain) 2010-2012.

  • Weekend Big Band from Bullas (Spain) 2008-2012. 

COMPOSING

  • ‘Revisiting Goyescas’, a work inspired by the ‘Goyescas’ of Enric Granados, commissioned by L’Auditori  (Barcelona’s most prestigious venue). The release of the work with the Pablo Martínez Group took place in February 2017 at that same venue.

  • ‘Sindh’ for two trombones, flamenco dancing, guitar and percussion. Released together with trombonist Victor Belmonte, at the International Trombone Festival in Valencia in July 2015.

OTHERS

As a flamenco singer, he has collaborated with guitarists like Vicente Santiago, Oscar Gallardo, Tino van der Sman, Jeff Heijne and Jose Adame. He has also accompanied dancers as Antje Herber and Mascha Meijman, among others. He has collaborated with groups like ‘Labryenco’, and  featured as a soloist singer with the chamber orchestra ‘Ciconia Consort’ in The Hague (The Netherlands) in April 2015.