Cleveland-based Telarc International Corporation is proud to announce that trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval has signed an exclusive recording contract with the company. His debut recording for the label is schedule to be released in May 2007.
Sandoval has been awarded four GRAMMY Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and is considered the very best in jazz. Recently, he was awarded his sixth Billboard Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. Granted political asylum in July 1990 and U.S. citizenship in 1999, Sandoval and his family currently live in Miami .
"It’s an honor and privilege to work with the most recognizable artist in Latin jazz," says Telarc President Bob Woods . "His influence on music in general and the trumpet in particular is legendary. Arturo is an icon and we are proud to welcome him to the Telarc family."
"I am very happy to be signing to Telarc and reuniting with producer Carl Griffin, with whom I first worked when I arrived in the U.S. in the early ’90s," Sandoval says. "I am having a great time making a brand new album of original compositions, the band sounds fierce, and I am very excited about how it’s turning out. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it."