Alexander Abreu Manresa & Havana D’Primera | Biography

| 05/11/2011

Alexander Abreu Manresa, is the brightest rising star coming from Cienfuegos, Cuba.
Director, arranger, composer and is considered one of the best trumpeters. graduated from the Escuela National de Artes de la Havana in 1994. He played and recorded with the best cuban artists including with Irakere, the Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, the legendary album with Vitaly y su Timba Habanera, Omara Portuondo, Paulo FG, Isaac Delgado, Carlos Manuel y Su Clan or Manolín El Medico De La Salsa just to name a few!!.

Many of the records to which he has contributed have been awarded, or nominated for, Grammys or Latin Grammys (among them La Rumba Soy Yo, 2001).

Alexander Abreu has travelled to Europe and spent time in Denmark, where gave master classes in trumpet and Cuban music at the jazz conservatory of Copenhagen. While staying in Copenhagen, joined to Grupo Danson, a band mixed between cuban and Danish musicians, and together with them released one album “Mi Musica” which has sparked on him as an inspiration to do something similar, creating his own band.

“Alexander Abreu is considered one of the best trumpeters from Cuba recognized internationally.

Later on back to Cuba he formed Havana D’Primera.a group composed entirely of musicians from the most prominent of Cuban timba orchestras, many of them have performed before with Isaac Delgado.

Alexander Abreu composed and arranged all 11 songs of his first album, titled “Haciendo Historia”. The musical elements range from salsa and high-powered cuban timba music to son, pilon,reggaeton, funk, fusion and jazz.
He is currently recording his next album.

Musicians include:

Alexander Abreu Voz leader, trompetas
Amaury Pérez Trombones
Cristobal Verdecia Bajo
Tony Rodriguez Piano
Harold Diaz Teclados
Rogelio Nápoles Guitarras
Rodney Iyarza Barreto Drums y timbal
Guillermo Del Toro Congas y percusion
Miguel Garcia Bongoes, campana, timbal, percusion
Jannier Rodriguez Maracas
Arturo Cruz Bajo, tres
Yaser Mejias Güiro
Invitados: Alexander Diaz Coros
Tomas “El Panga” Ramos Tambores batá

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