Trumpet player overcomes obstacles to perform jazz (via Daily Nebraskan)

In his hometown on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, it was “practically impossible” to get a hold of an instrument. 

“Although music entered my life when I was 10,” Arturo Sandoval said in an email, “it wasn’t the easiest of starts.”

More than 50 years later, Sandoval has evolved into a well acknowledged guardian of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn — with appearances at the Oscars, Grammy Awards and Billboard Awards — and his most recent stop is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Jazz in June concert series.

At 10 years old, Sandoval’s aunt brought him a small horn.

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