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Josiel Perez Hernandez Josiel Perez Hernandez

Born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba on October 9, 1986, Josiel comes from an extensive musical family, beginning with his grandfather who is a refined flautist to his uncle Andres Perez who is considered one of the best baritone saxophonists in Cuba.

Josiel began his formal musical studies at the fresh young age of 9, in the Elementary School of Art, where he studied trumpet, piano and composition.

After graduating, Josiel continued onto the reputable and highly acclaimed “National School of Art” (ENA) in Havana Cuba for four years, and then on to the Institute of Superior Art (ISA) for four years.

In 2007, Josiel traveled to Barbados to participate in a Master Class with the Youth Symphonic Orchestra, performing alongside Adrian Husband Boo, and some of the greatest musicians the island has to offer.

Upon his return to Cuba, Josiel was part of a band with the prestigious vocalist “Osdalgia”, while continuing his education at the School of Arts in Havana.

From 2008 to 2009, Josiel joined the prestigious Orchestra Klimax, directed by Giraldo Piloto, the nephew of the great percussionist “Guillermo Baretto”, and one of the most important bandleader’s in Cuba, and with this group toured the island of Cuba, and performed two years in a row at the famous “Festival Jazz Plaza” in Havana.

In 2010, Josiel toured Europe as the 1st trumpet with one of the most respected and Internationally renown flautist and bandleader’s in Cuba, (ex-Chucho Valdes bandmate) Orlando “Maraca” Valle, and his group “Maraca Y Otra Vision”, performing at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, such as; Jazz Festival in Vanz, Jazz Festival Toulon, and International Festival Azerbaykan.

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