Víctor Correa was born in San Rafael (Segovia) in 1977.

He obtained a degree in music specializing in ‘Jazz Trombone’ from the ESMUC. He completed his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory with an Erasmus scholarship, studying with Ilja Reijngould and Bart Van Lier. He was selected as a finalist in the Jazz Contest by this institution. He was awarded a scholarship by La Generalitat de Catalunya to study with Luis Bonilla in New York.

He has been a teacher at various prestigious places such as: Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona, Escola Superior de Músics del Taller de Músics in Barcelona, University of Veracruz in the Jazz faculty, and currently at the Escuela Superior de Música Creativa in Madrid.

Naturally restless, he is involved in ‘musical activism’ in multiple forms: from associationism, serving as president of the Association of Jazz Musicians and Creative Musicians of Castilla y León, in pedagogy, as a teacher and creator of the Expres-Arte project, and in the most elegant performances, surrounded by great musicians in ensembles that lead him to share his music on stage.

Madrid 1999-2007

In the Madrid music scene, he was involved in projects such as the Creative School Big Band, Bob Sands Big Band, Latin jazz group ‘La Calle Caliente,’ Jayme Marques Big Band, Miguel Blanco Big Band, and the National Jazz Orchestra of Spain. He also participated in funk, jazz-rock, soul, and pop groups: Santiago Auserón, Tam Tam Go, Miguel Ríos, Javi Cantero, etc. In film and television, he accompanied various artists, recording singles, radio jingles, etc. Additionally, he organized the Jam Session at ‘Café del Foro’ in the Malasaña neighborhood and the Jam Session at ‘Madragoa’ on Calle del Pez.

Barcelona 2006-2015

Maybe this city will be the one that allows them to evolve in their profession, either due to its opportunities or through personal dedication and training. Barcelona will serve as that chronological point of growth as a professional musician.

Here, they will record their first four albums as a bandleader. ‘Coltrane’ (R3cords), which will win the ‘Reasons’ competition, leading to a tour in venues and auditoriums subsidized by the Government of Catalonia. This will be followed by ‘CAP’ (R3cords), a live album recorded at the legendary Jamboree hall, selected for the ‘European Jazz Contest,’ performing in Rome.

It’s worth noting that both works were chosen by the ICIC (Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries) to represent Catalonia in a jazz compilation album titled ‘Jazz from Catalonian.’

Their third album will be ‘Víctor Correa Vocal Quartet-Wind & Song’ (R3cords). The ‘Jamboree’ hall selects one of Víctor Correa’s projects as part of a program called ‘LabSessions,’ from which their fourth album, ‘D.O New Ensemble The Next Generation,’ emerges. It brings together the best students from the three superior jazz conservatories in Barcelona, featuring arrangements and compositions by professors and musicians from a previous generation, aiming to bridge both worlds. It was a success both in terms of audience reception and critical acclaim.

Victor Correa has been a professor of ‘jazz trombone’ and ‘ensembles’ at the Conservatori Superior de Música del Liceu and at the Escola Superior de Música del Taller de Músics in Barcelona.

His extensive career is not only attributed to his musical quality but also to his curiosity and dedication. These qualities lead him to found the association Regeneració3, which eventually evolved into a record label over the years. The association also secured a public education project integrating musical practice into the primary curriculum, yielding highly positive results that continue to this day.

In Barcelona, he actively participates in the city’s music scene, frequently appearing at jam sessions – he was the creator of the Makinavaja jam, which persisted until the recent pandemic.

This active involvement has given him the opportunity to perform with the most prominent musicians in the Catalan jazz scene: Jorge Rossi, Andrea Motis, Ramón Prats, David Mengual, Jon Robles, Joan Díaz, Joan Chamorro, Segi Vergés, Víctor de Diego, Llibert Fortuny, Raynald Colom, Joann Monne, Ernesto Aurignac, Santi de la Rubia, Juan Pablo Valcazar, Jaume llombart, Pau Sala, Jordi Gaspar, Deejay Foster, Oscar LaTorre, Toni Saigi, Roger Gutierrez, Toni Vaquer, and more.

Victor Correa has been sought after by other musicians to be part of their projects. Notable among these are Alfons Carrascosa’s ‘BAB,’ recording two albums, one of them alongside Dick Oatts; Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, recording with Nicholas Paython; Big Latin Band (Jamboree Latin Band), recording the live album ‘Pavana’ at the JazzRoom (the legendary Cova del Drac); Motis Chamorro Big Band, touring and recording; Perico Sambeat Flamenco Big Band, touring; Perico Sambeat Big Band ‘Voces,’ accompanying voices such as Silvia Pérez Cruz, among others; Llibert Fortuny XXL Big Band; Raynald Colom and Refugees; ‘Sueño Inmaterial,’ a mega-project starring Pedro Ruy Blas and Laura Simó, touring in Madrid, Barcelona, and Carnegie Hall in New York; Sedajazz Big Band, and many more, solidifying his reputation.

Throughout these years, he will tour Europe multiple times, visiting countries such as Finland, Switzerland, Czechia, Latvia, France, Italy, and Portugal.

México 2014-2019

In 2014, he moved to Mexico, where he had the opportunity to delve into symphonic music: as the principal trombonist of the Camerata de Torreón (Coahuila), as well as in the University of Monterrey Orchestra and the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra.

He played for and conducted the National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico, collaborating with some of the country’s most prominent musicians, such as Gabriel Puentes, Nicolás Santella, Alex Mercado, Gerry López, Chucho López, Israel Cupich, Diego Franco, Silvana Estrada, Lila Downs, and many others.

He immersed himself in the avant-garde music scene of the city, collaborating with musicians like Misha Marks, Jacob Wick, Tavo Nandayapa, among others.

In Mexico City, he recorded his fifth album, ‘Strong-Bone’ (self-produced digital album). The Autor Foundation supported a tour comprising over 10 concerts across the entire peninsula. Additionally, he released his sixth album, ‘Hoagy Carmichael Song Book.’

He became a faculty member at the Jazz Department of the Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico-Veracruz), teaching the course ‘Jazz Trombone.'”

Back Home 2019

During this period, he recorded his seventh album, ‘In Lak Ech Hala Ken’ (Underpool Records). It was selected by AIE (Artistas Intérpretes y Ejecutantes de España – Performing Artists and Executives of Spain) to enable a tour throughout Mexico.

He is a professor at the Escuela de Música Creativa in Madrid, teaching ‘Modern Trombone’ and ‘Ensemble.’

Despite all the events of 2020, he managed to organize two tours: one presenting the album ‘In Lak Ech Hala Ken’ in legendary venues in northern Spain, and another with his band VCVQ, inviting Víctor Antón and Lara Vizuete (both Castilian musicians), during the pandemic. This tour culminated at the Juan Bravo Theater in Segovia. Additionally, due to the pandemic, he was selected for the ‘confina-actuamos’ program by the Diputación de Segovia.

In 2021, he won the creation grant from the Castilla León Foundation and produced ‘Movimiento,’ which became his eighth work.

Currently, he is preparing a new trio project


He has conducted masterclasses throughout the Spanish state and a significant part of Mexico, notably those held at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). Invited as a representative of JazzUV, he conducted a course at the JazzTónica festival in Guadalajara (Jalisco), alongside international jazz figures like Brian Lynch and Charlie Hunter, among many others. He was a featured speaker in a widely popular masterclass at the Escuela de Música Creativa in Madrid. He has conducted courses for conservatories (Igualada, Burgos, Segovia, etc.), organizations, and schools both in Spain and abroad.

As a composer and arranger, he has recorded three albums of original music: ‘CAP,’ ‘In Lak Ech Hala Ken,’ and ‘Movimiento.’ In his first album, there’s an early composition with authorship of all the arrangements. In the album ‘D.O New Ensemble The Next Generation,’ he signs three arrangements and serves as the musical director and producer. He has arranged music for various projects, orchestras, and theater productions, including the Chucho López Big Band, National Jazz Orchestra of Mexico, and Underpool.

He is the founder and former president of the Association of Jazz Musicians and Creative Musics of Castilla y León (AmjazzCyL). In January 2020, his first collaboration with Pau Arnal was selected for the video dance festival: ‘Liftoff Global Network.