JESUS SANTANDREU (b 1970 )
Jesús Santandreu began his studies at the Conservatorio Mestre Vert, in Carcaixent, Valencia. He studied with Manuel Miján at the Conservatorio Profesional Amaniel and the Conservatorio Superior. He graduated magnum cum laude from Berklee College of Music (Boston, Massachusetts) in 2000 and completed his master’s degree in conducting from MTSU in 2013. Santandreu has been commissioned to write for multiple ensembles including, but not limited to, the Adolphe Sax Saxophone Quartet, the Spanish Brass Luur Metalls, Sedajazz, Orquesta Azahar de Castellón, IV Congreso Iberoamericano de Compositores, and Bläserphilharmonie Heilbronn. His music has been performed throughout Europe and the United States. Santandreu is among Spain’s most important jazz musicians. He began performing when he was only fourteen, as a member of the Jove Jazz Band, where he is currently the artistic director.