A blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba, Arturo Sandoval has been dazzling audiences all over the world with his supercharged tone and bop-flavored flurries way up in the trumpet's highest register. During his early years in the 1970s, Sandoval earned praise for his work with the innovative Afro-Cuban fusion ensemble Irakere. He even caught the attention of his idol, jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, who traveled to Cuba in 1977 and became a mentor to Sandoval. Throughout the '80s, the trumpeter toured the world until finally defecting to Florida in the '90s. Since then, he has continued to dominate the music world, earning numerous accolades, and taking home several Grammys, including winning the award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for his 2012 Gillespie tribute Dear Diz (Everyday I Think of You). Although primarily known ...
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