Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic jazz trumpeters of our time. A protégé of the legendary Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba. His mixture of jazz, classical, rock and traditional Cuban music has earned 6 Billboard Awards and 9 GRAMMY Awards, including two for his latest albums, Dear Diz (Everyday I think of you) and Tango Como Yo Te Siento.
Other recordings include collaborations with Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Woody Shaw, Bill Conti, Stan Getz, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, and many others. He performed with John Williams and the Boston Pops, in the Super bowl with Tony Bennett and Patti LaBelle, at the Oscars with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake, and at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys.
Sandoval is also a renowned classical artist and composer, performing regularly with leading orchestras around the world. His Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra is available on Arturo Sandoval: The Classical Album. Sandoval also recorded John Williams’ Trumpet Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. He was commissioned by the Kennedy Center to compose the music for the ballet Pepito’s Story, choreographed by Debbie Allen.
Sandoval has composed numerous soundtracks for film and television, including Antebellum, Rango, Mr. Wrong, and Mambo Kings, which included the Grammy nominated composition “Mambo Caliente”. He won an Emmy for his music for the HBO movie based on his life, For Love or Country: the Arturo Sandoval Story starring Andy Garcia.