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Armando Trujillo

Guatemala

Cuban musician born in Havana, Cuba, on 1 January 1975, at the age of 7 he began his first steps as trumpet player in the gospel music style, which has been playing for over 25 years. He began his studies at the Guillermo Tomas Conservatory at the age of 10 years, specializing in trumpet, ending the elementary level, then studied at the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and graduated from middle and standing as a professor and head of the Department of winds conservatory.

He has played in different bands and orchestras in Cuba, such as Banda Provincial and National Concert Orchestra of Opera and Ballet, Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, Banda de Jazz, Mambo Jazz among different groups of Cuban popular music. At the age of 30 years goes out of Cuba, to live and work in the city of Guatemala, playing with the best groups in this country as well. He has ventured into different musical styles, including classical, jazz, salsa, merengue, latin jazz and ska, which in the latter two have got two instrumental music productions, the first volume done in Cuba, and the second in Guatemala, has played with musicians and groups of international level, as Omara Portuondo member of Buena Vista Social Club, Orlando Valle Maraca, Tito Puente Junior, Carlos Pena (Latin American Idol), Boby Carcases, Josy Esteban and Mr. Garfield, the very well known international board player, also within the gospel music has performed and recorded with several bands such as Juan Carlos Alvarado, Julio Melgar, Alternative, Fernando Solares, Ebenezer, Miel San Marcos, La Hormiga, Twenty Twenty, Malin, Manfredy Solis, among others. Has been in over 15 countries taking his music, having his own label and a unique style of playing the trumpet.


Musico cubano nacido en la Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba; el 1 de enero del ano 1975, a la edad de 7 anos comenzo sus primeros pasos como trompetista incursionando en la musica Gospel, la cual lleva tocando por mas de 20 anos. Curso sus primeros estudios en el Conservatorio Guillermo Tomas a la edad de 10 anos, en la especialidad de trompeta, terminando el nivel elemental, seguidamente estudio en el Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan graduandose de nivel medio, ha tocado en diferentes agrupaciones y orquestas de Cuba, como la Banda Provincial y Nacional de Conciertos, Orquesta Sinfonica de Opera y Ballet, Orquesta Sinfonica de Cuba, Banda de Jazz, Mambo Jazz, entre diferentes agrupaciones de la musica popular cubana. A la edad de 30 anos sale de Cuba, para ir a vivir y trabajar a la ciudad de Guatemala, tocando asi con las mejores agrupaciones de este pais, ha incursionado en diferentes generos y estilos musicales, como el clasico, el jazz, salsa, merengue, latin jazz y ska, de los cuales en estos dos ultimos generos ti ene dos producciones de musica instrumental, el primer volumen hecho en Cuba, y el segundo en Guatemala, ha tocado con musicos y agrupaciones de talla internacional, como Omara Portuondo (integrante de Buena Vista), Social Club, Orlando Valle, Maraca, Tito Puente Junior, Carlos Pena (Latin American Idol), Boby (Carcases), Josy Esteban, tambien dentro de la musica Gospel, ha tocado y grabado con diferentes bandas como Juan Carlos Alvarado, Alternativa, Fernando Solares, Ebenezer, Miel San Marcos, La Hormiga, Veinte Veinte, Malin, Manfredy Solis, entre otros. Actualmente es productor musical y director de una academia de vientos proxima a abrir sus puertas en la ciudad de Guatemala. Ha estado en mas de 10 paises llevando su musica, teniendo asi su sello propio y un estilo muy particular de tocar la trompeta.

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