Born: March 30, 1970 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Puerto Rican born/New Orleans native, Michel Navedo was by age 21 an active member of the New Orleans music scene as singer and trumpeter. Since then Michel has acted as band leader/principal player in groups ranging in styles as diverse as Swing, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Brazilian, Salsa, Flamenco and other World music, Hip Hop, Brass Band, Big Band, Symphonic, Indie, Pop, Rock, Dub, and Electronic. He has shared the stage with such diverse acts as Roy Hargrove, Perry Ferrell, Chucho Valdez, GWAR, Randy Newman, and De La Soul. After growing up in New Orleans, Michel lived and studied Jazz Performance in Austin, Texas for five years winning peoples’ choice for best world music band and having the privilege of being asked to perform at the Fiesta Del Fuego in Santiago, Cuba where he stayed on to study Afro Cuban music with the great Cuban trumpeter Maestro Inaudis Paisan Mallet...
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