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Felipe Lamoglia is a Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and arranger. Born and educated in Cuba, he is a graduate of the prestigious Superior Institute of Art (ISA).
In 1999 Lamoglia relocated to the U.S. where he immediately began performing with the late Celia Cruz. In 2001 he began playing with Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, performing all over the world and recording on Trumpet Evolution, as well as two DVD releases: Live at the Blue Note NYC and Live at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. In 2004 he joined Grammy winner Gonzalo Rubalcaba, recording on his Grammy-nominated album, Paseo (Blue Note).
Felipe 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 U.S. 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 many more.
In 2009 he recorded with Eldar Djangirov on his album, Virtue, released by Sony Music, also participating of several concerts at Blue Note and Clearwater Jazz Festival together with Eldar. On January of 2013 Felipe performed at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts at The University Of Miami, in a show that also included The Frost School Jazz Orchestra, performing his own new material.
He also participated in 2013 as a special guest at Manguinhos Jazz Festivals and Amazonas Jazz Festival, both celebrated in Brazil. Felipes last project, “Iresounds”, is a mix of his Afro-Cuban roots, Latin Jazz and contemporary Jazz. They have a superb brass section and a rhythm section of exceptional young Cuban musicians. Their music and arrangements are entirely Felipe’s, done with the flavor of the tunes wrote for Rumba Palace. He has also released two CD’s, Open Ways and Live at the Van Dyke Café.
“in the New Cuban Quartet, Felipe Lamoglia is the most dominant voice, who owes more to Coltrane than to the Caribbean.”
– Village Voice
“The Musical exchanges between Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Lamoglia set a high standard for contemporary duo playing.”
– Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“Felipe Lamoglia is one of the more interesting young tenor saxophonists of our time”
– Washington Post
“Mr. Lamoglia seems to be one of the first tenor sax players from Cuba to really have some direct influence from Coltrane, but with a particular language based in the Afro-Cuban traditions.”
– Billboard Magazine
"South Florida's small but tight jazz scene has usually been recognized out of town for its Afro-Cuban influences... one of the greatest local proponents of that sound is Felipe Lamoglia."
– Miami New Times