Cuban trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval was born on November 6, 1949 in Artemisa, Cuba. He has become one of the most popular jazz musicians nowadays and received recognition not only in his native Cuba. He graduated from Cuban National School of Arts and when he was 16 years old, he was already playing in the Cuba’s all-star national band. During that time, he was influenced by Dizzy Gillespie, who became his idol. His fame went beyond Cuba and his dream came true as in 1990, he toured with Dizzy Gillespie. While touring in the United States, he defected and now he is a naturalized US citizen. During his career, he collaborated with many popular artist including Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake among others. You can download Best of Arturo Sandoval in mp3 from our site.