Joan Terol Amigó

Joan Terol Amigó

Joan Terol Amigó (Reus, 1985) is a Catalan drummer currently living in Berlin, but also very connected to the jazz scenes of Barcelona and Amsterdam. His main projects today are the Bernard van Rossum Quartet, The BvR Flamenco Big Band, Mehmet Polat & Embracing Colors, Néstor Giménez Quintet, Pere Bujosa Trio and Els Tres Tenors.

Along his career as a musician he has played with world-renowned musicians such as Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Jorge Rossy, Jesse Davis, Maria Schneider, Grant Stewart, Joe Magnarelli, Dena DeRose, Carla Cook, Jesse van Ruller, Maarten Hogenhuis, Ben van Gelder, Reinier Baas, Benjamin Herman, Joris Roelofs, Antonio Serrano, Perico Sambeat, Horacio Fumero, Albert Bover, Raynald Colom, Joan Monné and Marc Miralta, among others. He recorded more than 40 albums as a co-leader and sideman. He has played in many important jazz festivals, including North Sea Jazz Festival (The Netherlands), Taichung Jazz Festival (Taiwan), Cape Town International Jazz Festival (South Africa), Eurojazz Festival (México), Jazz in Marciac (France), Heineken Jazzaldia Donosti (Spain), Jazz Au Chellah (Morocco), Ubud Village Jazz Festival (Indonesia) and Koktebel Jazz Festival (Ukraine). He won the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award in 2013 (Maarten Hogenhuis Trio – 1st prize), in 2014 (Trempera! – 2nd prize) and in 2015 (Xavi Torres Trio – 1st prize), as well as the Dutch Jazz Competition in 2016 with the Xavi Torres Trio, among others. Besides performing he also teaches drum lessons and often gives workshops and masterclasses.

He started playing drums at the age of 14 with Àngel Hernàndez in Reus, his hometown. At the age of 18 he moved to Barcelona to study music at the Aula de Música Moderna i Jazz with Quim Solé and, later on, at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Jo Krause, Francesc Capella and Joan Monné, where he finished a bachelor degree in jazz drums in 2010. One year later he moved to Amsterdam to pursue a master degree in jazz drums at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Martijn Vink and Marcel Serierse. He lived in the capital of The Netherlands from 2011 to 2019 and nowadays he is based in Berlin (Germany).