Pavel Ocampo

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"Curiosity took me to Légère reeds. I ordered some, at first, my expectation were set low, but once I had the chance to try them I was shocked. They worked and they worked amazingly well. I knew immediately that they were gonna be my reeds from then on, great sound, no complications, no worries. Just right to enjoy my playing." - Pavel Ocampo

Pavel Ocampo, born in Mazatlan, Mexico, started with piano lessons at the age of seven but moved on to the clarinet at age eleven. He played and traveled with Children and Youth Orchestras around Mexico and the U.S, and at the age of 17, he moved to Mexico City to attend to the Escuela Superior de Musica in the National Center of Arts. He is the winner of Youth Artistic Merit in Sinaloa 2002, and the Woodwind competition (ESM) in 2005. He graduated with honors in 2012 under his mentor Luis Humberto Ramos. Along with his classical training, he developed his Jazz abilities with Fernando Acosta.

Pavel attended UCLA for a summer educational program where he played with Bobby Mcferrin, Tom Scott, and many other influencers. After earning his bachelor's degree he performed as a classical and jazz musician in festivals and concert halls.

He received an invitation to work as part of a Mexican traditional Banda (musical ensemble in which wind instruments, mostly of brass, and percussion, are performed.) as the principle clarinetist and arranger. Since 2010, he's been working with Banda MS touring Internationally, reaching the top of the Billboard Latin Songs chart and the top of the Regional Mexican Songs chart. Banda MS has become on of the most influential artist in the Latin Music Industry, multi winners in the Latin American Music Awards, Billboards Latin Music Awards, iheart music awards and many others! According to Monitor Latin, Banda MS has released 13 number one singles in a row with musical videos surpassing the 400 million views on youtube! .
Pavel Ocampo is arranging and recording whats gonna be the Banda's 13th album.

BANDA MS - SOLO CON VERTE - Over 400 million plays!