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Michel Camilo Big Band

Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo
Michel Camilo Big Band
TOKYO  •  Blue Note  •  Ongoing
Michel Camilo Big Band

Pianist and composer Michel Camilo was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1954. Fascinated with music since childhood, he composed his first song at the age of five, then studied for 13 years at the National Conservatory. At 16, he became a member of the National Symphony Orchestra.

Seeking to expand his musical horizons, he moved in 1979 to New York, where he continued his studies at Mannes and Juilliard School of Music. His composition Why Not? was recorded by Paquito D'Rivera as the title tune for one of his albums, and The Manhattan Transfer won a Grammy Award for their vocal version in 1983. His first two albums were titled Why Not? and Suntan/In Trio.

Camilo made his Carnegie Hall debut with his trio in 1985. Since then, he has become a prominent figure performing regularly in the United States, the Caribbean, Japan and Europe.

Mr. Camiloís recordings and compositions have earned him numerous awards including Grammy awards, Grammy nominations, and Emmy awards. His compositions have been performed by some of the top jazz and Latin jazz artists on the scene today including Manhattan Transfer and Paquito DíRivera.

Michel Camilo, piano & leader
Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar
Cliff Almond, drums
Lew Soloff, trumpet
Michael Mossman, trumpet
Tanya Darby, trumpet
John Walsh, trumpet
Dave Bargeron, trombone
Conrad Herwig, trombone
Luis Bonilla, trombone
David Taylor, bass trombone
Chris Hunter, alto & soprano sax
Antonio Hart, alto sax & flute
Ralph Bowen, tenor sax & flute
Lou Marini, tenor sax & flute
Gary Smulyan, baritone sax

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Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm & 9:30 pm

Contact: Tel: (81) 3 54 85 00 88

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