He is the lead trumpet player for Willy Chirino and also is the trumpet player for the cuban bassist Israel Lopez CACHAO.
Also he has worked with Celia Cruz, Paquito D' Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, John Fadis, Juan Gabriel, Gilberto ST' Rosa, Jimmy Bosch, Andy Garcia, Tito Puente jr., Thalia, and many more
A Cuban Legend
Concert Review by: Bryan Zoran
Venue: Blue Note (New York, New York
His introduction on the next tune led into some great solos featuring Fumero,
Palau and Brito. After Cachao’s tasty introduction to the next selection, Bosch
again played a pivotal solo. Valdes then took a piano solo and he and Cachao
had an engaging musical conversation. The last selection was a traditional
Cuban piece that featured the beautiful voices of Columbie and Palacio as well
as the sweet sound of Fumero’s trumpet and Flores amazing conga rhythms
Israel López, Barbican, London
By Mike Hobart
To make the grade in Mambo you have to be a flamboyant soloist, and from
the opening “Descarga Cachao” López paraded a succession of jazz-inflected
miami GARDENS, FL
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
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