Biography

Joan Mar Sauqué (1996) was born in Garrigoles, Baix Empordà. He took his first musical lessons at the municipal music school of Torroella de Mongrí, but soon, for recommendation of his teacher Adrià Bauzó, he started taking trumpet lessons from David Pastor.

In 2012 he became a member of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, conducted by Joan Chamorro. So, he moved soon to Barcelona, studying at the Oriol Martorell School, specialized in classical music. He attended also to some of Taller de Musics’ courses.

Being part of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, from 2012 until 2019, he played in many national and international festivals, and collaborate with more than 20 recordings, which had some featured artists, as Scott Robinson, Joe Magnarelli, Dick Oatts, Joel Frahm, Perico Sambeat, John Allred, Jon-Erik Kellso, Luigi Grasso, Allan Vaché i Scott Hamilton, among others. His friendship with other young musicians became crucial for his musical development.

Between 2014 and 2020 he completed both bachelor and master degrees at ESMUC, Barcelona. Learning from Matthew Simon, Lluís Vidal, Luca Chiantore, Francesc Capella and Joan Monné.

In 2016 he recorded with Joan Chamorro his first album, “Joan Chamorro presenta Joan Mar Sauqué”, featuring Joel Frahm, Perico Sambeat, Toni Belenguer, Luigi Grasso, Andrea Motis and Ignasi Terraza.

In 2018 he prduced his second album, “Vou Onde o Vento”, including some of his compositions, with Gabriel Amargant, Marta Garrett, Dario Barroso, Andrea Motis, Magalí Datzira and Xoan Sanchez.

In 2019 he started to work on research, focusing on modern jazz from 1945 to 1955. His main activity in this field is a Clifford Brown’s biography he is writing since then.

In 2021 he has released his last album “Gone with the Wind”, in trio, with Josep Traver and Giuseppe Campisi, wich puts together his historical research and his music.

During these years he has participated in more than 50 recordings.