Lalo Rojas

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Lalo Rojas is a saxophonist / composer focused on jazz, pop, and Latin music. He studied at the National Institute of Music and Bansbach Academy where he's now teaching a course in Jazz for saxophone students.

Lalo formed the duo IMAGENES with Walter Flores, which later became the Latin Jazz Sextet. At that time, Lalo was awarded a Berklee College of Music scholarship. He participated as a saxophonist, arranger and composer on the album "Street Wind " by Editus and the Latin Jazz Sextet. Working with the Panamanian artist Ruben Blades, he recorded the albums "Time" and "World", which was awarded with three Grammys. He was also the founder of SonSax saxophone quartet.

Lalo has also toured Europe and the USA, appearing in the most prestigious festivals and venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theatre, the Olympia Theatre, the Festival de la Villette, the Montreux Festival, the Playboy Festival, and many more, working with the most famous stars of jazz and popular music.

He has worked either as an arranger or performer with such as artists as Peter White, Diego Urcola, Ignacio Berroa, Armando Manzanero, Danny Rivera, Andy Montañez, Torre Fuerte, San Juan Havana and The Big Band of Luis Perico Ortiz, who accompanied Paquito de Rivera, Gilberto Santa Rosa and the sons of Tito Puente: Tito Rodriguez and Machito in a tribute to his music. He was recorded for the flutist Nestor Torres recording "Nouveau Latino" which was later nominated for Grammy award.

In May 2010 he graduated from the Conservatory of Puerto Rico, where he studied with Marco Pignataro, Ricardo Pons and David Sanchez, obtaining suma cum laude medal and becoming the first saxophonist from Costa Rica to pursue a career in Jazz Performance.