José Sibaja

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José Sibaja


José Sibaja is one of the most highly acclaimed Costa Rican trumpet players of his generation with worldwide audiences and broadcast media in the classical, Latin, jazz and pop music genres. His career ranges from international appearances as an orchestral soloist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Costa Rica, to worldwide tours with Ricky Martin for Martin's Vuelve and Livin' la Vida Loca tours.

Sibaja plays Lead Trumpet with the world-renowned Boston Brass. He received his musical training at the New World School of the Arts and the University of Miami and has held positions as Principal Trumpet with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta de Caracas, and Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela. He has appeared on the American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and Latin Grammy Awards as well as on Conan, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Today Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and numerous other television appearances in more than 40 countries.

Sibaja has recorded with artists Ricky Martin, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Enrique, Rey Ruiz, Marc Anthony, Celia Cruz, and Gloria Estefan, among others. Sibaja can be heard with the Boston Brass on the group's Latin Nights, Reminiscing, Rewired, and Simple Gifts CDs, as well as on his solo records Inner Voice and Spanish Air. Sibaja is a Yamaha Performing Artist, giving master classes as a clinician worldwide. He is Associate Professor of Trumpet at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.