MEET THE MUSICIANS
Born in 1993 in Bogotá, Colombia. With pronounced natural skills in Latin percussion instruments, given the valuable costeño cultural heritage, he began music studies at the age of 4 with composer and pedagogue Jaime Torres Donneys (one of Colombia’s most important composers of our time), and his wife Esperanza Valbuena.
In 2008, the piano training continued with his brother Renato Pernett Castilla (composer, arranger and accomplished pianist himself) and, simultaneously, Julián started to get immersed into the world of Latin-American music and Jazz under the guidance of Aristobulus Mazabell, his High School music teacher. All of this background developed within him the wish of becoming a professional musician – specifically through acquiring a very high level as a pianist - an idea correctly approached and achieved as he studied with Pilar Leyva Durán, a former pupil of legendary pianist Claudio Arrau.
An important aspect of his musical awareness has been awakened by numerous participations in masterclasses given at national and international piano festivals, and also by the interaction with renowned musicians of diverse genres and disciplines, including Blanca Uribe, Edoardo Torbianelli, and Lang Lang.
Julian Pernett Castilla
Brazilian flutist Ramon Moraes has held principal positions in several symphony orchestras and ensembles in Brazil and the United States.
In Brazil, he has performed as principal flute with the Paulista Symphony Orchestra, Botucatu Symphony Orchestra, Brasital Wind Ensemble, Orpheus Ensemble, and the Symphony Orchestra of the Tatuí Conservatory. He also was piccolo player with the Sorocaba Symphony Orchestra. In the United States, he is a substitute musician with the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Meridian Symphony Orchestra ,and Principal flute with the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble.
Ramon is a flutist with great versatility, both as an orchestral
player and soloist. He has accompanied world-class artists such as Sir James Galway, Raffaele Trevisani, Joseph Alessi, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Appearances as a soloist include performances with the Presidente Prudente Strings Orchestra, a series of concerts with the Botucatu Symphony Orchestra, Southern Miss Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band of Ipeúna (Brazil) and with the Symphony Orchestra of The University of Southern Mississippi.
An innate artist from Brazil with a strong musical background, fluent in both jazz and classical music languages. Despite his young age, Vincent has a vast experience due to his training at the São Paulo State Music College (EMESP), where he studied Electric Bass with professor Gabriel Bahlis (Duke Ellington, Herbie Mann, Milton Nascimento, Alceu Valença); and the São Paulo State University (UNESP), where he was under the tutelage of Sizão Machado (Chet Baker, Elis Regina, Djavan, Joyce),
In addition, he studied composition and conducting for two years, acquiring new perspectives on musical expression, and consequently making him more versatile.
His studies also led him to participate in numerous performances, festivals, and masterclasses, in which he could interact with remarkable Jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Stanley Clark, Frank Proto, George Garzone, The Joshua Redman Quartet, and the Trio Corrent, which composed pieces to be premiered by a jazz combo that counted with Vincent’s participation, and was integrated by fellow students of the São Paulo State University.
GENRES WE PLAY
We have a long list of jazz standards you can choose from
Choose the classical songs you like and if we need to adapt the instrumentation (string quartet), we will do it for you
OLD SCHOOL FAVORITES
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