Born: 1958 Primary Instrument: Trombone
Papo Vazquez - trombone
Trombonist, composer, arranger Papo Vazquez has continued to write for big band orchestras, when not performing with his small group Pirates Troubadours. Papo, originally from Philadelphia, recently received a grant from the Painted Bride Art Center, in Philadelphia, to write music for an Afro Puerto Rican Jazz Orchestra, in 2007. This orchestra will be a 17 piece Jazz Band. His first classical composition was premiered in 2004, at Hostos Performing Arts Center in the Bronx with the Bronx Arts Ensemble; a classical chamber orchestra. Vazquez was the first to receive a commission to compose new music for the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; a resident band of Jazz at Lincoln Center....