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Glenda del E
Glenda del E

Glenda’s Piano Career Studies started when she was seven years old, at the “Elementary School of Arts” in Cuba where her mentors were Vivian Rodriguez, Miriam Valdes and Rosa Maria Tolon.

She graduated under scholarship from the Royal Conservatory of Music and recently won a scholarship from the University of Toronto continuing her studies at the Faculty of Music in the Bachelor of Piano Performance.

She has performed as a soloist accompanied by Counterpoint Community Orchestra conducted by Terry Kowalczuc and instructed by John Alonso. Besides Classical Music, she is playing different styles of music joined established bands and recognized musicians in the Toronto such as LATIN STREET,  Hilario Duran, etc

Awards: Latin Achievement Awards 2003 in the "Best New Talent of the Year" category, 2nd place at Kiwanis Piano Festival 2000 and 2002, 1rst Place "Amadeo Roldan" Piano Competition -1995, among others (www.gdele.bizhosting.com

Alexis Baro
Alexis Baro

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Graduated in trumpet from the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory of Music in Cuba. In Cuba he played with Omara Portuondo from Buenavista Social Club and other well known bands. 

Alexis has become one of the most requested trumpet player in Canada  due to his versatility and ability to play R&B, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Cuban music and many other musical styles.

In Canada he has played with Bill King, Norman Villanece, Wade O Brown, Devine Earth & Essence, Puentes Brothers, Hilario Duran and he recently was selected to play with the formed orchestra to accompany the legendary famous American vocal group "Temptations" 

In May 2003, he was part of the youth orchestra organized to play in the 50 Anniversary's concert dedicated  to Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, and Max Roach in Massey Hall.

Kervin Barreto
Kervin Barreto

Kervin Barreto

Kervin Barreto - Graduated in trumpet from the National Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba. During his years of musical studies, he was selected for the student's band "Dizzie Guillespie All Star'' band created in the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory.

In Cuba he played with Klimax, one of the most famous salsa bands of these times, conducted by Giraldo Piloto.which participated in many festivals all over the world.

He has also shared stage in concerts with Chucho Valdes & IRAKERE, Danilo Perez, currently pianist of Wayne Shorter's quartet, Steve Coleman and Antonio Hart.

Kervin has performed at the Jazz Plaza Festival '02, '03, as well as the Heineken jazz Festival '01 in Curacao, at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland.

Awards: 1rst Place Jojazz Festival.

Rafael Kuerti

Rafael Kuerti  began his cello studies at age 5 with his mother Kristine Bogyo. His subsequent teachers were Clare Carberry and Simon Fryer. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Toronto under Shauna Rolston.

Rafael has been member of the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton under Boris Brott, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the principal and soloist with the Mooredale Youth Orchestra, and is member of the Rydonk Quartet featured at the 2003 Festival of the Sound and Kincardine Summer Festivals. He participated at the Scotiafest in Halifax, at the chamber music program at the Banff Center and at Greenwood Chamber Music Camp in Massachusets.


Luis Guerra
Luis Guerra

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Luis Guerra is graduated from the National School of Arts in Cuba in piano and choir conducting. He has  played and recorded  with relevant Cuban musicians such as Irakere's founder Enrique Pla, Tony Perez and the Cuban Jazz singer Mayra Caridad Valdes.

He is a constant researcher of all Jazz's musical styles and its structures, as well as developing and following new trends in jazz and music in general.

Luisito has participated in Jazz Plaza Festival and Jojazz Festival in Cuba, Pierrefonds Festival in France,  Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival and Toronto Jazz Festival in Canada.

In Canada, besides performing with different bands, he works as a piano teacher in the Scarborough Conservatory of Music

Yoser Rodriguez
Yoser Rodriguez started his musical studies in guitar at the age of 10  at the Provincial School of Arts in Guantanamo

Yoser Rodriguez started his musical studies in guitar at the age of 10  at the Provincial School of Arts in Guantanamo, Cuba. For several years, he participated in several Classical Guitar Competition and was awarded the 1rst Place in the Amadeo Roldan Festival 3 times.

 After he completed the elemental level, he moved to Havana and decided to study bass-guitar + upright bass, being part of the Jazz Band Orchestra at the National School of Arts, where he graduated with honors.

Once graduated, he began to play with famous Cuban salsa bands, among them Rojitas, Fiebre Latina. At the same time he participated in Jazz Plaza Festival '99, '01 and other festivals.

In Canada, joined to recognized bands, he has played in the Distillery Jazz Festival, Latin Fest Festival and other events.

Roberto Martinez Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez - Graduated in saxophone from the National School of Arts in Havana, Cuba.

As many Cuban musicians, his love for jazz, led him to participate in the Cuban JoJazz Festival 2000 and  raised with the 1rst Place and was selected to record his first CD which was produced by Chucho Valdes. At those times he was 17 years old.

He is presently leading his own band and is working in original music and arrangements

Roberto has played with recognized Jazz  musicians such as Bobby Carcasses, Cesar Lopez, Roberto Carcasses, el Greco and the Canadian singer Jennifer Dyan and Cash Coin. Currently he performs at different venues and festivals in Canada.

Awards: 1997 Concurso Nacional Amadeo Roldán; Gran Prix de Saxofón Luis Casas Romeu; Concurso Nacional de Saxofón de la Habana Música Clásica 1999 Internacional;  Concurso Internacional Jojazz; Asociación Hermanos Saiz and the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC); Headlining Artist at the 2000 Havana Jazz Festival – Jazz Plaza 2000.