In 1980 he began playing sax self-taught. He moved to Barcelona in 1982, where he ended
his flute classical studies. At the same time, he started attending Taller de Mùsics, where he
studied harmony and arrangements with Zé Eduardo. In 1991 he moved to New York, where
he attended New School. There he had the chance to play with great musicians such as Lee
Konitz, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Chambers, etc.
He also worked professionally with Steve Lacy, Daniel Humair, Fred Hersch, Bob Moses,
Louis Bellson, Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Maria Schneider, Pat Metheny, Kenny
He has been tecahing in some of the most important jazz schools in Spain: Taller de Músics,
Musikene, ESMUC, etc, and has been doing workshops all around the world. He has played
in festivals and jazz clubs all around the world.
Nowadays he combines teaching in Berklee College of Music Valencia Campus with his
activity as a jazz performer and Big Band conductor.
Perico Sambeat presents his new project with another twist on the fusion of jazz and flamenco.
"Roneando" is a proposal where all the themes are composed by him, except for the standard
"I didn't know what time it was".