Felipe Lamoglia is a Grammy Award-award winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. Born and educated in Cuba, he studied at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA). By the age of 18, he was a member of Cuba’s popular band, NG La Banda. In 1992 he moved to Brazil, where he lived for seven years and absorbed the country’s musical and spiritual wealth, playing with great artists such as Raul de Souza, Cuca Teixeira, Arismar do Espirito Santo, and others. He also played with Bocato, recording two albums and participating in the Montreux Jazz Festival. While in Brazil, Felipe formed his own quartet, Tumbao, and taught at the São Paulo Free University of Music.
In 1999, Lamoglia relocated to the United States, where he immediately began performing with the late Celia Cruz. In 2001, he began playing with Arturo Sandoval, performing all over the world and recording different albums, such as Trumpet Evolution, and two DVD releases: Live at the Blue Note NYC and Live at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. In 2004, he joined Gonzalo Rubalcaba, recording his Grammy nominated album, Paseo (Blue Note Records), also traveling around the world with The New Cuban Quartet for two years. In 2006, Lamoglia arranged and played on Ignacio Berroa’s debut album Codes, also released by Blue Note and nominated for a Grammy. In 2007, Felipe contributed as arranger, composer and co-producer for Arturo Sandoval’s Grammy-winning album Rumba Palace, release in 2008 by Telarc Records.
Throughout the years he has continued to develop his solo work, such as releasing his first solo CD, Dimensions, in 2007. Recorded in Brazil and also featuring Hiovanni Hidalgo and Ignacio Berroa, the album incorporated Felipe’s Afro-Cuban roots with a blend of Brazilian music and straight-ahead jazz. Felipe recorded with Eldar Djangirov on his 2009 album, Virtue and has shared the stage with musical giants such as Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Eldar, Dafnis Prieto, Ignacio Berroa and many others, participating in major jazz festivals in the United States and abroad, including JVC, Playboy, Newport, Henieken Jazz, Red Sea and in venues such as Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz Standard, Yoshi’s, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and more.
In January of 2013, Felipe performed at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. In a show that also included the The Frost School Jazz Orchestra, he performed is own new material. He also participated with the Big Band Project as a special guest in jazz festivals this year: Manguinhos Jazz and Amazonas Jazz Festival, both in Brazil.
At the moment he is also regularly presenting his group at the most relevant jazz clubs in Miami, as well as still working in New York City with Mr. Dafnis Prieto Sextet.
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