United States of America
TGS Uprise Series Professional Curved Soprano Saxophone
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Roilan Vazquez was born in Manuel Tames, Gtmo, Cuba. Since he was ten years of age, he began to study music, mainly the saxophone, in the music school called “Regino E Boti Barreiro” in the city of Guantanamo with Professor Jesus Fernandez. In a number of festivals and competitions, Roilan won several awards such as the “First Gran Prize” and “ The Best Interpretation of Cuban Music Prize”.
After a few years, he went off to study at ENA – The National School of Music in Cuba where he studied with Professor Jorge Luis Almeida developing a professional level very quickly. At ENA, he prepared himself to play every kind of music style such as Cuban Music, Latin, Classical, Pop and Jazz. Today Roilan resides in Miami, Florida (USA) where he has lived for more than Twenty years playing , teaching and recording with various musical groups in Miami and different parts of the world. Some of these musical groups are: New Wine (King Jesus International Ministry), Ingrid Rosario,Gilberto Santa Rosa, Olga Tañon, Renan Carias, Marcos Barrientos, MPP Intertaiment, Dani Driggs,Doris Machine, 180 Grados, Silvana Armentano, Duo Legado, Ricardo Ballesteros, DC Project Band, Tropicana All Star, Miami’s Band, Marcos Antonio Muñi , La Mafia Group , Eylen, Time Record Music wsand many more.
He currently works with the New Wine music group, the praise and worship band for Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesús, the largest Hispanic Christian church in the United State as saxophone player, Transcriber and arranger doing live event around the world,conference, recording and leading the brass section…
Roilan Throughout his career, he acquired extensive recording experience as well playing many different styles of music from The Clasical to Latin jazz and Pop He has won for Recording ” One Latin Grammy Award 2015 as( Best Traditional Albun-CD Necesito un Bolero) “ with Gilberto Santa Rosa, two Latin Grammy 2005 nominations for recording the CD “Solo Tu Amor” with Silvana Armentano”, and with the CD “ Tradicion “ with Tropicana All Star. Currently, he works with the New Wine Music , the praise and worship band for Ministerio Internacional El Rey Jesús, the largest Hispanic Christian church in the United States. He has participated in nine productions and three live DVDs and touring worldwide with
Pastor Guillermo Maldonado. El Rey Jesús church broadcasts their services on Enlace/TBN, which covers all the Americas and Spain, Daystar, Cable Networks and the Univision television network. They also stream their services live via the internet throughout around the world to millions of people.