Arturo Sandoval, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Joins the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame Board

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Arturo Sandoval, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, Grammy Winning Jazz Trumpeter and Founder of the Arturo Sandoval Institute, Joins the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame Board to Help Honor, Promote and Inspire Trumpet Players Worldwide

The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the great Arturo Sandoval has agreed to join the Board of Advisors, effective immediately.

Sandoval, founder of the Arturo Sandoval Institute, multiple Grammy winner and the first trumpeter ever to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, has been an inspiration and role model for many up and coming trumpet players and jazz artists worldwide.

Scott LaFata, President of the Hall of Fame said, "It is with great honor that we welcome Arturo to assist in our endeavors to honor, promote and inspire. We are most excited to collaborate with him moving forward as we build our board, and continue to build momentum honoring the greats, as we have done earlier this year with Clark Terry."

About Arturo Sandoval

The first trumpeter awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval was born in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949. He began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, and quickly caught the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, he has been seen by millions at the Oscars, performing himself, with Celine Dion, and at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake. He also performed at the Billboard Awards with Alicia Keys.

Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy for work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, “Dear Diz “Everyday I think of you” and Tango “Como Yo Te Siento” are now available worldwide. His newest CD, Eternamente Manzanero has been acclaimed by the critics and recently released, a new book chronicling his relationship with Dizzy Gillespie entitled “The Man Who Changed My Life”. For more information on Arturo please visit http://www.arturosandoval.com

About the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame

The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that honors the greats, inspires through charity, and promotes Trumpet playing worldwide. For more information visit http://www.TrumpetHOF.org and on twitter @TrumpetHOF

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Scott LaFata, President
Trumpet Players Hall of Fame, Inc.
(424) 244-6683
Scott(at)Trumpethof(dot)org

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