Luis Pasquet


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Luis Pasquet started his musical studies with the piano at the music conservatory
of Salto, Uruguay, from where he moved on to study composing and
conducting to the Kolisher conservatory in Montevideo. His musical
interests where from an early stage directed towards impressionism,
ekspressionism and jazz. Hence, his music has delicate shades of all
these branches of music.

When working as a conductor for tv and radio of Montevideo, Luis
Pasquet conducted various musical styles together with top guest
soloists like Josephine Baker and Maurice Chevalier.

One of his definitive strengths in the branch of Jazz is his wide
control of different styles of jazz: new orleans, chicago, dixieland,
New York high-brow, swing, bebop and cool. This wide palette he has had
for display for example in the Davenport Five-quintet he has founded. Davenport Five performed together with jazz-greats like Louis Armstrongin and Ella Fitzgerald.



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