Trombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez is celebrating 40 years
into a career spanning the jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean and classical music and
Recent honors include an invitation by “The Presidents Own” US Marine Band
to lead and direct the band on its first Afro Caribbean Jazz performance in the
long history of this band, in Washington, DC.
In May 2013, was commissioned by Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
and Symphony Space to compose new music for “Nueva Musica” concert
series, in New York.
In 2011, was presented with a Latino Masters Award by the Pregones Theater
under The National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces:
In 2010, was commissioned by Mr