Sebastian is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, arranger and educator. In his original projects he often includes musical elements from his Colombian roots rubbing against elements of urban New York City life: multi-cultural mesh, recycling, discarding, minor epiphanies, major cacophonies and modern jazz and other languages. His main personal projects are Coba (songwriting project) and The Cheap Landscape Trio (instrumental) with which he has released three acclaimed CDs.
Sebastian has performed in several beautiful and exciting venues, as well as sketchy and random locations throughout the U.S., Europe and Colombia including the Mozart-Saal from Vienna's Kozerthaus, Joe's Pub, BAM Cafe, Symphony Space, Summer Stage-Central Park in New York, A-Trane in Berlin, among many others.
Sebastian has a masters degree in jazz guitar performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He has taught Colombian music at Columbia University, and is now proud to be a teacher at the Brooklyn Guitar School.
As a composer Sebastian won in 2010 the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship from Meet The Composer, and in 2002 he won an ASCAP award for the composition of a song for theater.