Miguelito Valdes has been described as one of Cuba's most highly regarded trumpet players of his generation. Over the years, he has performed with many of Cuba’s top performers. Miguelito participated in the award-winning recording "La Rumba Soy Yo", which won a Latin Grammy in 2001. In 2000, he began playing with Omara Portuondo (Diva of Buena Vista Social Club) with whom he toured the world for six years. He has also played with important musicians abroad including Michael Brecker, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter. In 2005, Miguelito had the opportunity of participating in the recording of the CD named “Rhythms del Mundo” with musicians like Sting, Coldplay, U2, Maroon 5, just to mention some. He has recorded as part of more than 50 recording projects in Cuba. He has performed as part of the Buena Vista Club in Mexico. Upon moving to Canada, Miguelito began touring with the Afro Cuban All Stars project directed by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez. Miguelito now lives on the West Coast with his wife, Cynthia Rodriguez, an accomplished Cuban keys and bass performer, who will join him on stage on Hornby with this quartet. Get ready to dance the night away!