After School Partnership Program
MM DePaul University
BM Northern Illinois University
Percussionist, drummer and music educador Juan Pastor has been establishing his voice on the Chicago percussion scene. Originally from Lima, Peru, Juan has mastered many different musical genres such as Jazz, Rock, Funk and South American Music.
At the age of 12, he began his studies in percussion at the "Conservatorio Nacional de Music" in Lima. In his early career in Peru he joined some of the most important ensembles in the area, such as the New Music Youth Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to development of jazz in Peru.
Juan has toured throughout the eastern United States and Europe. He has played in important Jazz Festivals such as International Association of Jazz Education (NY), North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Chicago Jazz Festival (CHI), and Lima Jazz Festival (LIM).