Summer in the CityOrlando A. Latorre
From Puerto Rico, jazz trumpet player Orlando Latorre is also a singer, arranger, composer, and producer. He was raised in Ponce where he started to play trumpet at the Instituto de Music Juan Morell Campos at the age of 11. At the age of 16, Latorre began with his group called Southjazz, made up of seven musicians. With Southjazz, he performed in the Long Weekends at Palmas del Mar Jazz Fest in Humacao, Puerto Rico, and he also performed in the Noches Al Fresco at the Arts Museum in his hometown. In 2013, he moved to San Juan where he began to study in the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico. Later on, he moved to Boston and began studying at Berklee College of Music. During that time, he has performed with bands and artists such as Misa E' Gallo, Leehom Wang, Totó La Momposina, Rodolfo Arteaga, and Eguie Castrillo, among others. Other venues where he has performed include the Heineken Jazz Fest, Ventana al Mar Jazz Fest, Teatro La Perla, the Berklee Performance Center, Beantown Jazz Festival, Ponce Jazz Festival, Festival Betances, Charlemont Reggae Festival, Yellowdog Music Festival, Berklee Encore Gala, Boston Symphony Hall, and House of Blues Boston.