Yoanny Pino (Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Yoanny Pino was born in Havana, Cuba, on March 1977. He began his music studies very early at the Conservatorio Guillermo Tomas in Guanabacoa and later at The Conservatorio Amadeo Roldan. After graduating he worked with Oscar Valdes’s Diakara, Estrellas de Chocolate, Haila Mompie’s Azucar Negra, Dennys y su Swing and other afro-cuban and salsa bands in Havana, touring USA, Europe and Asia. In 1995 he moved to Mexico where he regularly performs with top pop, jazz and tropical bands such as Orquesta 40 Grados, Joan Sebastian, Enanitos Verdes, Cano Estremera, Olga Tanon, Los Bunkers, Patty Manterola, Rocio Durcal, Grupo Kole, Grupo Otra Idea, etc. Particularly known for his exceptional improvisation skills, Yoanny is today one of the most coveted session musicians in his city.
Yaure Muniz (Trumpet and Flugelhorn)
Yaure Muniz was born in 1973 in Havana, where he grew up in an artistic family. His musician-father was long associated with the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and often took his son to rehearsals, sitting and playing beside some of Cuba’s best musicians. After many years of study on trumpet and flugelhorn, Muniz became a regular member of the Tropicana Orchestra. During this time, Muniz also toured with the salsa and Latin jazz band, Klimax. This launched him on an international performance career with Latin superstars such as Temptations, Eva Ayllon, Cubanismo, Cachaito Lopez, Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer, The Buenavista Social Club and Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Muniz has been a recording artist on both the trumpet and flugelhorn inside and outside of Cuba since 1997. He graduated at The Berklee College in Boston, MA, USA in 2011.
Orlando de Jesus Fraga (Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Orlando Fraga was born in September 1966 in Surgidero de Batabano, a small town South of Havana, Cuba. Very early began his music studies with his father, the great educator and trumpeter Jose Francisco Fraga, founder and lead trumpet of Conjunto Rumbavana and for many years Musical Director of Conjunto Saratoga. Later studied at Escuela Nacional de Arte in the capital, graduating in 1986 and continuing his university studies at the Instituto Nacional de Artes until 1991. From 1991, worked as a teacher of the Conservatories Juan Pablo Duarte and Alejandro García Caturla, while performing regularly with top Cuban stars and ensembles, such as Alfredito Rodriguez, Celina Gonzalez, Tropicana Orchestra, Conjunto Saratoga, Chino Lam and Monte de Espuma. In 1995 settled in Mexico, where he has worked along the years with Monica Naranjo, Enmanuel, David Bisbal, Chayanne, Elvis Crespo, Yuriria, Joan Sebastian (for thirteen consecutive years and recording all superstar´s Grammy Award-winning albums). And also with Alejandro Fernandez, Julion Alvarez, etc. Along his career Fraga has also recorded the soundtracks of several Mexican and Hollywood films. He is actually the lead trumpet player for the well-known downtown nightclub Mamarrumba and the famous Latin rocker Gloria Trevi. Orlando has toured intensively Latin America and the US and is today one of the most recognized and important musicians in Mexico City.