Born: June 20, 1956 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Trumpet Artist Paul Cacia is recognized throughout the world for his soaring trumpet mastery, brilliant sound, and effortless technique, that has allowed him to create exceptional music. He has been described as a living heritage.
A protege' of the master Claude Gordon and private pupil of “Cat Anderson”, he was mentored by many jazz greats among them Stan Kenton, Louie Bellson, and Don Ellis.
His professional career began as the lead trumpet for the Al Hirt Big Band in New Orleans and The Ray Anthony Orchestra. His first recording session was a duet with Stevie Wonder leading to over a decade as a top call studio musician in Los Angeles.
As a soloist his career began before sixty thousand people as the opening act for the rock group “Chicago”. Mr. Cacia also shared billing with Tito Puente the king of latin jazz and Las Vegas entertainer Pia Zadora.
In the business arena he is highly recognized as a producer, from The Mormon Tabernacle Symphony & Chorus to the Los Angeles Raider’s Big Band. He has also acted as the personal manager to the legendary “Miss Peggy Lee”.
His recently released 10th album “Legacy” celebrates twenty five years of recorded documentation all presented in state of the art studio settings featuring some of the 20th century’s most significant instrumental recording artists.
Today at the height of his artistic prowess he conducts his own concert jazz orchestra and appears as one of the world’s greatest high note trumpet showmen.