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Ismel Wignall

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From Habana, Cuba, Ismel started his musical studies at the age of 9 at the Adolfo Guzman School of Music in Habana and later on at National School of Music (ENA). He is now known in the world of Latin Jazz and Afro-Cuban music as a versatile percussionist.In his musical career Ismel has been a member of several bands such as Charanga Julio Barcarcel, Ache Junior, Batanga Sonoc, Sr Juaquin Betancourt Jazz Band, Michel Herrera and Joven Jazz Group, Sexto Sentido Quartet, with whom he toured countries such as, USA, Chile, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Germany, France, Portugal, and Chile. He has played at important festivals around the world sharing stages with stars like Chucho Valdes, Cesar Lopez and Habana Ensemble,Bobby Carcases, Roy Hargrove, among others. He currently works at Dorota Piotrowska Jazz Project, Kanuto Garabatto Band, La Tematik and is a private teacher at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.