Carlos Sarduy

Afro Cuban Jazz


Carlos Sarduy is one of the trumpeters of Latin Jazz with the greatest international projection, a brilliant and promising artist who arrives on the European music scene in 2008, conquering international stages with great artists from the Jazz and World Music scene as well as Flamenco.

He was born in Havana (Cuba) in 1985. He began to play the trumpet when he was 4 years old, he lived a unique and special childhood, where he developed as an early musician. He continues his studies at the Amadeo Roldán conservatory. Besides being a spectacular trumpeter and percussionist, he is also a pianist, composer, producer, bandleader.

In his concerts he offers a magical and vibrant musical journey through a melodic, sensitive discourse, characteristic of a personal language that reflects his great knowledge about Afro-Cuban music and his mastery to develop in jazz in an innovative way.

He has performed at the most important international jazz festivals as well as the most emblematic jazz clubs in the world, such as the Blue Note in New York and the SF Jazz in San Francisco and has received several awards and recognitions among which:

First prize in the “JoJazz” contest in Havana, which he won with 16 years. American Grammy to Irakere 40 with Chucho Valdés 2016Grammy Latino to “Techarí” with Ojos de BrujoGrammy Latino to “El último trago” with Concha Buika and Chucho Valdés. 2009

In Afro Cuban Jazz the music is clearly based on the influences of Afro-Cuban music developed in a jazz setting with the influences of American Jazz. The poliritmia of the touches of Batá, the rumba, or the guarapachangueo, are the popular elements and protagonists that are reflected in these compositions.

The Band that collaborated in the recording of this work is formed by Lukmil Pérez to the Cuban drum set in Paris, Regis Molina to the Saxophone, Cuban also currently lives in Berlin, Reiniel Elizarde to the Cuban contrabass settled in Madrid and Aruan Ortiz Cuban pianist who lives in New York Among other great collaborations such as Abel Marcel on piano and Munir Hossn on guitar.

Carlos Sarduy: Trompeta y Congas

Javier Massó Caramelo: piano.

Jeorvis Pico: Batería

Yelsy Heredia: Contrabajo


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