PABLO MAYOR

From Cali Colombia, Mayor studied music at the University of North Texas and obtained a B.A. and subsequently an M.A. in Jazz composition. In 1998, he taught Jazz at the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, and where he began his investigations in Colombian Folklore music. His musical group PABLO MAYOR FOLKLORE URBANO is composed of 12 professional musicians, some specialized in Jazz, while others with deep roots in Colombian folklore music. His first álbum, AVISO, with the participation of the great Andy González, was nominated by the magazine Latin Beat, as one of the top ten best productions of 2001. His most recent production, Baile/Dance, was released in 2011 in New York City. In 2003 Mayor founded the anual Encuentro de Músicos Colombianos en Nueva York, that since has had major collaborations and presentations by internationally known artists like Gaiteros de San Jacinto, Héxctor Martignon, Samuel Torres, Edgar Castañeda, Marta Cómez, Luxía Pulido, Sebastián Cruz, and Folklore Urbano, among many others. Mayor has worked with ID STUDIO THEATER NYC, composing, producing and directing music for various theater productions such as A Clear Midnight, El Patio, El Pesebre, hay un País en el Mundo, Guadalupe Años sin Cuenta, and many others. Most recently, Mayor was the music composer for The Trilogy of Juan Rulfo, which was prized best production in the Hispanic Theater Festival sponsored by the Dominican Commission on Culture in New York on November 2011. Currently, Mayor is a Latin piano professor at the Harbor conservatory for the Performing Arts and in 2012 was promoted to Director of Colombian music and jazz.