Michel Padrón is without doubt one of the most complete
musicians of his generation. Trumpeter, Educator,
Composer, Arranger and Music Producer.
He was born into an artistic family in Havana (Cuba) in
1976. At the tender age of 8, he began to learn how to
play the piano. Two years later the trumpet became his
Thanks to the awards he collected as a young trumpet
player, he qualified to enter the prestigious Amadeo Roldan
Conservatory. He graduated in 1995; that combined with
his high achievement at the Conservatory lead him to be
selected to join the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
finishing in 2004., later He joined the Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra of the Gran Teatro de La Habana where it remained until 2007.
Not only has Michel been well recognised throughout his
career for his work as a trumpeter in the classical music
scene, but also for his tours and presentations around the
world collaborating with various artists from different
nationalities playing a wide range of music genres.
He has worked with Billy Cobham, Cesarea Évora, Toto
la Momposina, Jaques Morelenbaun, Seckou Keita, Chucho
Valdés, Leo Brower, Claudio Abbado, Sir George Martin,
Omara Portuondo, Gran Big Band del Cabaret
Tropicana, Mariano Cívico, Alexis Lefevre, Germán López,
Roots Harmonies, ASERE, AMJ Collective, Dockside Latin Orchestra, Astra Bría and many more.
He has performed at various Jazz and World Music festivals
in over 20 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
Michel has recorded with several artists from all the
Continents on independent and recognized labels such as
Putumayo, BMG & Warner.
His work as a composer has featured in films, TV shows,
teleplays, documentaries, commercials, short films and
theatres in Cuba, Spain, United Kingdom and Germany
He has been living between Spain and the UK since 2010,
where he is performing continuously.
He is currently very active in the UK jazz scene, being one of the most significant exponents of Latin Jazz in the nation.He also performs in the whole UK with bands and groups playing various music genres.
Padrón also performs throughout Europe, with various musical projects. He records and produces music both in his home studio and in various big and renowned studios in UK and Spain; he records whole brass sections for artists and bands from all over the world who request his services.
After many years working as the band leader & music director of the Latin band Asere,
he has been in two tours around USA leading a bigger project, ASERE & THE HAVANA CUBA ALL STAR.(2016 & 2019).His project, ASERE , has a renowned career over 22 years in the world music scene with collaborations with Billy Cobham and Toto la Momposina.
Michel Padron is also teacher of Brass, Piano and Keyboards at the North Somerset Music Service, an educational division of the North Somerset Council , and teaches in several primary and secondary schools in the region.
He is also still working on his first Solo project where his unique trumpet sound will merge with different grooves & styles.
You can listen & buy the track MOON STREET on MUSIC tab.
Padrón will soon release more songs from his new solo album.