I have been lucky and honored to study and/or perform with great musicians, teachers and human beings, with whom I have learned a great deal about music. I also had the opportunity to have an academic education at the National School of Music (France) and Berklee College of Music (USA). It is now my turn to share my knowledge with young (or not) students, and I happily do so.
I have been a guest teacher and lecturer at:
- Berklee College Of Music (USA)
- London Royal Academy Of Music (UK)
- Florida International University (USA)
- UDLA - Quito (Ecuador)
- UNAM - Mexico City (Mexico)
- Buffet Crampon Saxophone Academy (Japan)
- Jazz A Vienne Academy (France)
- CNR de Paris (France)
- Jazz In Marciac (France)
I would like to thank the following musicians from whom I received valuable information: Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, Hal Crook, Greg Hopkins.
Thanks to these musicians for the inspiration born out of listening or reading to and about their music: Coltrane, Bird, Cannonball, Bach, Debussy, Ravel, Wagner, Mahler, Schoenberg etc..
i just want to thank you for the lessons you gave me, they were very good and I'm taking with me more than what I expected. You are a great teacher and a great musician and it was a pleasure and an honor to work with you. I hope we can keep in touch and that this is just the beginning. I will keep on practicing and let you know when I will be going back to NYC.
Thank you, take care"
- Enrique, Student From Mexico
"Thank you so much for the wonderful class!"
David, student from Costa Rica
"Thank you for sharing your knowledge, it has been very useful for me"
Jorge, student from Costa Rica
I realize that we are all more or less financially impacted by the current sanitary situation. I have lost 100% of my income from concerts until at least April 15.
Both as an effort to provide musical help to anyone who wish and hopefully minimize my financial loss, I have decided to open JVL to everyone who wants to join in a “pay what you can if you can” way for one month, and until the situation gets back to normal.
For current members who are paying the regular rate, if you are in a difficult financial situation, contact me and I will do the same with you (pay what you can if you can). If your situation allows you to keep supporting me as usual, THANK YOU!!!
All you have to do is create your profile and you will receive an email with further instructions.
Please make sure you use the same email address for your profile and your payment!