BIOGRAPHY
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Victor Bastidas

Colombian Jazz drummer whit a Bachelor in Music from Florida International University in Miami, awarded

a full schoolarship from the FIU school of Music. There, he had the oportunity to perform with jazz legends such as Michael

Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito De Rivera, Nestor Torres, Gary Campbell and more. He recorded the album "Too Hot to

Cool" in 2004 with the FIU Big Band. Victor also composed the music for the short miami film "Vanity" in Miami, and the Italy

Vogue magazine video "Sugestions" by Francisco Carrozzini in 2010. His Project "De Paises Project" founded in Miami, has

recorded two albums in New York: "Guayaland" 2007 and "Canto Choco", under the label Depaisesmusic, collaborating with

musicians such as Luques Curtis, Roy Assad, Alex Norris and more. Victor Tours frecuently with De Paises Project along the US,

central and South America. He has also played for the Sony Artist The Dey, as well as the Off Bradway play: Coda for freddy

Blue. He has shared stage with jazz masters John Scofield, Terence Blanchard and Joe Lovano. In 2012 Victor performed with

Guitarrist Steve Cardenas and his Trio, as well the Ronald Carter sextet, The members of the Lincoln Center Orchestra for the i

nternational Jàzz Workshop in Bogota, Colombia. Victor got his Masters in Jazz Performance at Northern Illinois University

where he was awarded a full scholarship, a Teaching Assistant Position, and a University Fellowship exellence award. Victor has

done clinics and masterclass in the US central and South America including a Saint Louis clinic at Miles Davis High School. You

can listen to him performing most recently with Tenor saxophonist Adam Larson, Saxophonist Roy Mcgrath, the Reggie and

Mardra Thomas Quintet, the Daniel Moore Trio,  De Paises Project and The Chicago Collective. 
   
   
Performances include


The Chicago Collective at The New Pilsen Jazz Series Chicago IL August 5

Roy Mc Grath Quartet at Oak Park Jazz Festival Chicago IL Jul 2016

Adam Larson Quartet at Peoria Public Library Illinois US Jul 11 2016

The Chicago Collective live at the New Pilsen Jazz series Chicago Il Ap 28 2016

Victor Bastidas Jazz Quartet at Citlalin Theater Chicago IL Feb 27 2016

Victor Bastidas Jazz Quartet at Jazz Upfront Bloomington IL Oct 31 2015

Reggie Thomas Group concert at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Wisconsin August 2, 2015

Adam Larson NY Quartet concert, Bloomington IL July 25, 2015

Dan Moore Trio (Head of Percussion Studies at the University of Iowa), Quartet Concert, Iowa City, Jazz Under the Stars, August 6, 2015

Invited in October 2015 with De Paises Project, to the Chihuahua Jazz Festival in Mexico, to headline with Jazz great Antonio Sanchez

Mid-West Tours with Mike Dease and Marquis Hill, Jazz Orchestra. 2014-2015

Special Guest at the International Art Fair, FIA 2014, San Jose Costa Rica with the De Paises Project New York Collective

De Paises Project, New York Collective Jazz Café Costa Rica, Costa Rica 2014

De Paises Project New York Collective, Sotano Costa Rica, Costa Rica 2014

De Paises Project New York Collective, Antigua Aduana , Costa Rica. 2014

Milestones Trio Concerts and Master classes, AMUS Music School, Bucaramanga, Colombia 2014

Special guest at the Jazz to the Park Festival with the Adrian Herrera Jazz Trio, sharing the stage with Steve Coleman. Bogotá, Colombia 2013

Miami Tour with De Paises Project including Jazz Landmark venues such as Avenue D, the Globe and Kork, Miami, FL, 2013

Performance and clinic at East Saint Louis High school (Miles Davis High School) 2013

Performance and clinics with Lincoln Center Orchestra members Sherman Irvy and Vincent Gardner, at the International Jazz Workshop, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater, Bogotá Colombia, 2013

Special Guest at the Jazz to the Park Festival with the De Paises Project New York Collective, sharing stage with Jazz Master saxophonist Joe Lovano, Bogotá Colombia, 2012

Performance with the Ronald Carter Quintet at the Ibague Jazz Festival, Ibague Colombia, 2012

Performance with the Adrian Herrera Trio at the Ibague Jazz Festival, Ibague Colombia, 2012.

Performance with the Adrian Herrera Trio at the Jazz Piano Trios Festival, Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo, along with New York piano legends such as David Berckman and Bruce Barth, Bogotá, Colombia, 2012

Colombia Tour including Calí, Popayan and Bogotá with New York based pianist Carolina Calvache, Colombia, 2012

Performances with Dutch singer Mira Faulk, Bogotá Colombia, 2012

Performance with New York Jazz Artist Steve Cardenas’s trio, Fernando Sor Music School, Bogotá Colombia, 2012

Special Performance with De Paises Project at The National Museum of Colombia in Bogotá Colombia, 2011

Special Guest at the Jazz at the Park Festival with the Diego Valdez Project from Cuba for more than 12,000 people, sharing stage with John Scofield. Bogotá Colombia, 2011.

Performance and clinic with the Ronald Carter Quartet at Fernando Sor Music School, Bogotá, Colombia, 2011

Drummer for Sony Artist Santiago Cruz, Performance for the Telethon Colombia, Bogotá Colombia 2011

Nelson Riveros trio Performance at the 92 Y School of Music in New York, NY, 2010

Drummer and composer for the Off Broadway musical Coda for Freddy Blue New York, NY 2010

Brooklyn Music School Latin-American Music Festival with the De Paises Project New York Collective, featuring jazz pianist prodigy Fabian Almazan, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

Drummer for world-renowned percussionist Samuel Torres group. Performances include New York Landmark venues such as the Zinc Bar, Why Not Jazz Room, Puppets Jazz club, NY 2009

Latin Soul Festival with The Dey a SONY music group. Miami, FL 2008

U.S. Tour with Grammy Nominee Group, Seraphic Fire. 2008

Promising Artists of the 21st Century South American Tour with the Miami-based collective of De Paises Project, 2007

Mazda Foundation for the Arts South American Tour with the Miami-based collective of De Paises Project, 2007

Gibson Showroom CD Release sponsored by TERRA Network, of the Album Guayaland by De Paises Project. Miami, FL 2006

Performance with Aina Candela from Cuba at The Hollywood Music Festival in Hollywood Florida, 2006

Various performances at Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club, with the De Paises Project. Miami, FL from 2005 to 2007

Performances with GRAMMY-winning artists Michael Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito de Rivera, Nestor Torres, and artists Ira Sullivan, Gary Campbell, Steve Cardenas, Marquis Hill, and many more

CD Release of Transición, by the Victor Bastidas Group, at Tower Records, Bogotá, Colombia, 1999



Composer



Music for the film Vanity Miami FL/US 2004.

Music for the Italian Vogue Magazine Video Collections New York, NY 2009.

Music for the Off Broadway musical shows Coda for Freddy Blue featured at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, New York, 2010

Composer for the Album Transicion by Victor Bastidas.

Composer for the album Guayaland by De Paises Project

Composer for the Album Canto Choco by De Paises Project



Arranger


String arrangements for the pop album album Losing Abby featured in the soap opera All My Children, 2006

Arranger for the album Canto Choco by De Paises Project

Arranger for the album Guayaland by De paises Project

Northern Illinois University Jazz Band Arrangements for multiple concerts 2014-2015



Albums and Publications
 


Transición, First solo album on the Fuentes Records label, released at Tower records in Bogotá, Colombia 1998

Too Hot to Cool. Album by the Florida International University Jazz Big Band 2004.

Guayaland. First album by De Paises Project recorded in New York, NY, and released at the Gibson Showroom in Miami, FL 2007

Canto Choco, Second album by De Paises Project recorded in New York, NY and released in Bogotá Colombia 2012

Ofrenda Album by the Adrian Herrera Trio recorded in Bogotá, Colombia, 2012

Anjo and Panamericano Series of videos by De Paises Project for the Congahead label

Javeriana Composers Compilation. Album and DVD, with The Nicolas Ospina group, for the Javeriana University music program,   2012

Javeriana Composers Compilation. Album and DVD, with The Daniel Pinilla Trio, for the Javeriana University music program,   2012

Javeriana Composers Compilation. Album and DVD, with The Ricardo De Narvaez group, for the Javeriana University music program,   2012

Panamericano, song composed by Victor Bastidas, published by MTM for the Jazz Colombia Compilation II, 2013