Michel Navedo's style fuses the New Orleans tradition with which he was raised, with the music of his Puerto Rican heritage, to achieve a sound that is all his own. With such a rich musical background in which to grow up, Michel took to the trumpet at age 9 and began his quest for enlightenment and fulfillment through the art of song. Studied in Jazz, Afro Cuban, Brazllian, Classical, and Composition, Michel Navedo's focus on his instrument lies in song craft and improvisation. Look forward to an incredible Jazz release this year from Michel, New Orleans On My Mind. Bringing a heart felt and lyrical approach to some smoky originals, the album's sultry southern swing is both elegant and eloquent. It is unlike any Jazz album heard in recent times. The upcoming album New Orleans On My Mind is scheduled for release April 2010. ..
Navedo's playing is both ethereal and powerful, occasionally adding bits of melodic levity not unlike Sonny Rollins' frolicsome playing. His bell-like tone and tight playing adds both a strong jazz and a punchy Latin spice to the band's sound. Navedo, who pre-Ta Mére played with Son Yuma, studied and played in Cuba, adding to his solid knowledge of Latin jazz.
Austin Chronicle- Spanish Harlem Sounds
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
I've been playing trumpet for 30 years. I studied Jazz performance with Dr. Keith Winking at South West Texas State and Music Composition and Classical Trumpeting with Dr. Brian Post and Dr. Gil Kline at Humboldt State University in California. I also studied traditional Cuban and Latin music technique with Maestro Inaudis Paisan Mallet in Santiago, Cuba. I've played professionally for 20 years and have taught students of all ages for the last 15 years. I teach technique with an emphasis on tone production, flexibility, endurance, range, and intonation