My parents taught me what social commitment means. From my facet as a musician I have tried to make contributions to give back to society and culture the enormous gift of music. I have focused my activity on two major projects.
I always wanted to carry out projects of social and family integration through the social practice of music. Specifically, using jazz as a tool to coexist with my family and other families. This project has been consolidated: CEMIJAZZ.
The project began in 2012 in different cities in Mexico and had its maximum expansion with the support of the Universidad Veracruzana, where it was called JazzUV Niños.
The project has been or is present in: 5 Mexican cities (San Luis Potosí, Mérida, Kanasín, Guanajuato and Valle de Santiago), 3 Spanish cities (Castellón, Valencia and Ourense), in Accra (Ghana) and Luanda (Angola) and in different projects carried out in Colombia.
Solidarity with Music
Solidarity with Music is a project that I started 8 years ago in the city of Castellón, Spain. I began to give small trumpet recitals in preschools and public elementary schools and soon I realized the great power that we musicians have for the dissemination of culture and art.
I thought: what would happen if we professional musicians went once a month to play in a school for 20 minutes? I realized that in Spain there would be more than 60 performances a year in every public school in the country. I also realized that this would generate audiences for our performances, a huge interest in the practice of music (and therefore many candidates to study in music schools). I realized that, if we joined forces, we had much more power than the pop music industry.
I decided to embark on a path (which I am still on) to design an application that will make it easier for professional musicians and students at the professional and higher levels to go to schools, receive recognition (including financial recognition), and students in those elementary schools to enjoy a consistent music program.)