Details: Alexis Baro is a three-time nominee for the Canadian National Jazz Award in the Best Trumpet Player category. He began plying trumpet at an early age and ended his studies as a certified instructor from the reknown Amadeo Roland Music Institute in Havana, Cuba. He relocated to Canada in 2001 and has since worked in a variety of genres including Jazz, R&B, Funk, Calypso and Latin. Baro has also performed with a variety of artists such as Omara Portuondo, Tom Jones, David Foster, Dr. Lonnie Liston Smith, John Secada, Pacquito D’Riviera, The Temptations, Paul Shaffer, Hilario Duran, and many more. As a solo artist he has three recordings to date: “Havana Banana”, “From The Other Side” and his newest release “Blue Skin”. Baro has opened for Herbie Hancock at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, performed as a feature act at the Toronto Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival and most recently performed at the Trinidad and Tobago International Jazz and Steelpan Festival, 2012 TD Toronto Jazz Festival and The Waterloo Jazz Festival. www.alexisbaro.com
When: Fri., Oct. 24, 2014 at 9 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
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