Kervin Barreto's Group.

Kervin Barreto's Group.

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

The goal of the band is to play original and creative music within the vocabulary of jazz or improvised music. The compositions incorporate influences from various musical cultures and countries of the African diaspora such as Cuba, Brazil and The States, also, elements of European music.


Cuban born trumpeter Kervin Barreto, started his musical studies at the age of 9 at The Vocational School for the Arts in Camaguey, Cuba 1992. Subsequently, Kervin moved to Havana to continue musical studies at the prestigious National School for the Arts (the alma mater of Cuban most prominent musicians) were he graduated in 2001. While in Cuba he kept a busy schedule, playing/recording and touring with the famous drummer/composer Giraldo Piloto and Klimax; past dates includes several Western Europe Tours and several dates for the Plaza Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival, Curacao Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festv and NorthSea Jazz Festv.
Upon his arrival in Toronto, Kervin has performed/recorded with such talented musicians including: Jane Bunnett, Hilario Duran, David Virelles, John Benitez, Neil Swinson, Rich Brown, Pat La Barbara, Norman Marshall, Archie Alleyne, Francisco Mela & Roberto Occhipinti. He has also shared the stage with international figures such as Barry Harris, Hermeto Pascoal, composer/conductor Vince Mendoza, amongst others.

Most recently, Kervin has finished a World Tour "2011-2012", with the Puertorican multiple grammys awarded band "Calle 13". featuring their latest album "Que Entren Los Que Quieran".
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Now a days, Mr, Barreto is involved on several upcoming projects including the International CD Release Tour of his first Album Debut “First Impulse” recorded in Toronto, 2010 and featuring a special musicians lineup from Cuba, Canada and New York; like Multiple Times Grammy Nominated and 6 Time Juno Award flautist & soprano sax Jane Bunnett, and two times Grammy Awarded, percussionist Jose Luis Quintana “Changuito”.

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CD Album "First Impulse", 2010.
All the compositions are composed by Kervin Barreto (SOCAN) except "Continuum" by David Virelles (SOCAN).

Giraldo Piloto and Friends by Giraldo Piloto.
Oye Como Va by Giraldo Piloto and Klimax.

Set List

The set list consists of original compositions and is provided before each performance.